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We've been listening! At the South Dakota Dashboard we continually brainstorm how our website can best serve the data users of South Dakota. Over the past year we have spoken with hundreds of data users to better understand the evolving data needs of our state. We became increasingly aware that…
Rural South Dakotans have greater access to wired broadband telecommunications services than many of their counterparts across the country, according to a new report released by the South Dakota Dashboard and the South Dakota Telecommunications Association. Better than 76 percent of customers who lived outside of the state’s major metropolitan…
The US Bureau of Economic Analysis released its Q1 Personal Income report on June 21, 2018. The report showed signs that the South Dakota economy may be turning around. Personal Income, which includes wage, business, and investment income, grew by 4.9% between Q4 2017 and Q1 2018. South Dakota ranked…
The economy in South Dakota grew by 0.3% from 2016-2017, according to recent data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Nationally, the Rushmore State ranked 45th in the nation for growth in real Gross Domestic Product (GDP). A decline in Agriculture contributed to slow growth across the region. South…
Recent lending data from Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HDMA) data available through the Minneapolis Federal Reserve’s Reserve’s Center for Indian Country Development shows that American Indian home buyers were more likely to be approved for manufactured home mortgages than site-built mortgages.* The data show that mortgage origination rates for members…
Seniors living South Dakota’s micropolitan areas experienced an increase in median household income from 2012-2016, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2007-2011, older adults (adults aged 65 and older) had median household incomes of $33,702, which increased to $38,263 from 2012-2016.* Meanwhile, older adults in the Rushmore…
Among South Dakota households, married couples with children earned the highest wages, with median household incomes of $90,000 in 2016, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.* Nonfamily households earned the least in 2016, with median household incomes of $34,000. The median household income for all of…
From 2016 to 2017, personal income in South Dakota grew by just 1.4%, according to a recent release by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Only five other states had slower rates of personal income growth,  Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Alaska and North Dakota. A decline in farm earnings contributed to slow…
South Dakota’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by just 0.5% in the third quarter of 2017, according to a recent release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. This was the slowest rate of state GDP growth in the nation. The Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting industry was the primary reason…
South Dakota has the largest employment gap between American Indians and Whites in the nation, according to recent estimates from the U.S. Census. In 2016, the employment rate of  White adults in South Dakota was 35.2 percentage points higher than for American Indian adults. South Dakota ranked 49th in the…
Personal income in South Dakota rose 0.1% between the second and third quarters of 2017, compared to a 0.7% increase for the nation, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). After ranking 44th in the nation in the second quarter of the year, the Rushmore…
The number of South Dakota households burdened by housing costs (defined as spending more than 30% of annual income on housing) has risen in recent years. Although South Dakota has had a lower proportion of housing cost burdened households than the nation since 1999, the state’s college towns and cities…
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