Median income for American Indian households in South Dakota is less than half that of white households and significantly less than other households of color, according to federal data.
In addition, American Indian incomes, when adjusted for inflation, have slid since at least 1999 when they were $27,563. Between 2005-2009, American Indian incomes were $25,804. Between 2010-2014, they were $24,747. That compares to $39,183 for other South Dakotans of color from 2010-2014 and to $52,588 for white South Dakotans during that time.