South Dakota Public Library Resource Page: The South Dakota Public Library system has access to numerous and vast data bases including genealogy sites, language learning software, and online encyclopedias. In most cases, all you need is a library card. To view these resources, click here.
Other Data Resources
ENERGY STAR: This company provides a list of facilities that measurably cost less to operate and improve the quality of the environment. To explore ENERGY STAR certified buildings in South Dakota, click here.
Innovation in American Regions: Funded by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration, this site provides the latest research on innovation and rural development. The Innovation Index allows the user to compare counties, regions, or states according to an ‘Innovation Index’ consisting of five components; human capital, economic dynamics, productivity and employment, economic well-being, and state context (for reference). The Innovation Data Browserhelps users view and download Industry and Occupation Clusters. The Guidelines of Investment Analysis provides suggestions and tools on how regional leaders can develop regional frameworks of strategic investment.
The Institute for Women’s Policy: IWPR’s Status of Women reports are a unique source of comprehensive information on women. Since 1996, IWPR has analyzed data on a wide range of indicators at the local, state, national, and international levels, including demographics, economic security, education, reproductive rights, political participation, civic engagement, and access to health care and work supports. Click here for their South Dakota fact sheet.
National Center for Charitable Statistics: The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. The NCCS Webster contains a variety of tools and reports to users learn more about the nonprofit sector. For the latest charitable statistics report on South Dakota, click here.
2014 Community Foundation Giving in South Dakota: The Foundation Center offers information concerning the total assets of the community foundations in each state as well as their total annual giving. View visualizations of the total assets and giving of the community foundations in South Dakota here.
World Factbook: The CIA has statistics on every country in the world including gender ratios, birth rates, life expectancy, government and geography. To access facts about the United States, click here.