Aug 1, 2016

Data Resources - Demographics

Birth, Death and Cancer Rates: The South Dakota Department of Health has statistics on birth, death and cancer dating back as far as 2000. Data can be broken down by county, education, age and year on their interactive page here.

Census Bureau Family Statistics: To view the U.S. Census Bureau’s statistics on families, click here.

Census Bureau Population Statistics: To view the U.S. Census Bureau’s statistics on population, click here.

Census of Governments: The U.S. Census Bureau also conducts a census on the nature of state and local governments every five years. To see these statistics, click here.

Child Welfare Outcomes Report: This site provides state-specific data covering youth population, foster care, adoption data and more. Create a customized search using a map feature to find out more about child wellbeing and diversity.  

Early Childhood Worker Wages: The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides data using US map visualizations detailing wages of early childhood workers such as daycare providers.

Education Data: Explore the data center provided by the South Dakota Department of Education here.

Elder Economic Security Standard Index for South Dakota: This index provides a grade for the state based on current policies and the cost-of-living for working-age adults and seniors.

Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index: Click here for state-rankings compiled by this organization. Gallup and Healthways interview adults from each state in order to quantify the level of well-being in each.

Governor’s Office of Economic Development: Follow this link for data on a variety of topics including general demographic information, education information, and more.  

Interactive Diversity Map: Follow this link to find an interactive map dealing with the demographics of the United States. The map shows demographics based on age and race.

Juvenile Justice Data: Access a variety of reports related to this topic detailing state-specific data here.

South Dakota Kids Count Data Center: Explore a high number of data points relevant to child well-being in the state of South Dakota. 

Nursing Home Report Card: From Families for Better Care, view data relating to nursing homes and elderly care in the state. 

South Dakota Department of Corrections Statistics: This page holds links to both adult and juvenile crime statistics in South Dakota including prisoner population, prisoner race and crime breakdowns. Only data from the most recent month or year is available. Click here to view them.

Sperling’s Best Places: This resource provides a multitude of indicators at the city level. Data includes demographics, real estate costs, schools, and national rankings.

State Health Facts, Kaiser Family Foundation: State-level data covering a wide range of health related topics including Medicare, Medicaid, HIV/AIDS, Women’s Health, and much more. 

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