Real Wage Calculator: The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation created a calculator that can tell you what you make after taxes and what your “purchasing power” is based on where you live. Click here to use it.
SNAP Data and Statistics: Compiled by the South Dakota Department of Social Services, this page contains data on how many families are certified to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) per county in South Dakota: SNAP provides nutrition assistance to low-income families. To see South Dakota’s SNAP data, click here.
South Dakota Occupational Wage Estimates: The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation’s Labor Market Information Center has a chart of all occupations with their sic codes and a breakdown of their average salaries. To view it, click here.
State By State Student Debt: The Institute for College Access and Success created an interactive graphic on average student debt per state. The graphic also tells what proportion of the population has student dept. View the graphic here. To view how student debt has fluctuated over the years in just South Dakota, view the Board of Regents 2015 factbook, click here.
TANF Data and Statistics: Compiled by the South Dakota Department of Social Service, this page contains data on families that receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The TANF program provides assistance to needy families with children. To see a breakdown of families receiving TANF in South Dakota, click here.