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More than 10,000 South Dakotans commute to work in surrounding states.
More than 10,000 South Dakotans commute to work in surrounding states.
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Feb 3, 2016

Iowa Top Neighboring State For Commuting South Dakotans

More than 10,000 South Dakotans commuted to work in a neighboring state in 2013, and more than a third of those went to jobs in Iowa, according to U.S. Census Bureau data

The South Dakota Dashboard has used the large federal data set to create the interactive map below. 

 

Hover over a given state to see how many South Dakotans commute to nearly every other state except for West Virginia, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. Most out-of-state commuters went to neighboring states, although Montana lags far behind other surrounding states. The numbers listed below. 

 

 STATE
 NUMBER OF
COMMUTERS
PROPORTION OF
NEIGHBORING-STATE COMMUTERS
 Iowa  3,561  34.5 %
Minnesota   2,258  22 %
North Dakota 1,582  15.3 %
Nebraska 1,393  13.5 %
Wyoming 1,388  13.4 %
Montana   149

 1.4 %

 

 

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