Data Driven Look at Women in South Dakota
Data Driven Look at Women in South Dakota
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Mar 8, 2016

TRIVIA TUESDAY: Women in South Dakota

The fourth installment of Trivia Tuesday is ready to enjoy. Impress your friends and coworkers after learning smart-sounding data from our sleek infographics. Further your education by scrolling to the end of the page and clicking the text links to dive deeper into the data at hand. This week’s installment focuses on women in South Dakota by the numbers.

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  1. There are 424,000 women and girls in South Dakota, making up 49.7 percent of state's population. Approximately 17% are women of color, though that number may be even higher due to census estimation limitations for race.
  2. 72.2% of women are registered to vote, but only account for 22.2% of elected officials
  3. There are approximately 135,000, or 65% of working-age women participating in the South Dakota workforce.
  4. In 2014, female full-time workers in South Dakota made only 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 21%.
  5. 15.4% of South Dakotan women live in poverty
  6. The median household income for a single women with children in South Dakota is $25,000. The state median household income is $51,000.
  7. Approximately 29.3 percent of women 25 years or older hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Surpassing men by 3.9%.

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