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South Dakota posted the nation’s fourth lowest rate for housing cost burden in 2015, falling one spot from 2014, according to recent federal data. Across the state, 24.5 percent of all households paid 30 percent or more of their income for housing. Young and low income residents were the most…
Although still higher than pre-recession levels, poverty rates across South Dakota and the nation declined slightly in 2015 to 13.7 percent and 14.7 percent respectively, according to recent federal data. Overall poverty rates by household type were on the decline in 2015. The largest decrease was seen in single women…
On September 29, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari participated in several listening sessions with community leaders and a town hall luncheon on the School of Mines & Technology Campus. Listening session topics included new developments in the Rapid City Collective Impact initiative, highlights of the Rapid City Downtown Master Plan, an economic…
Following the national trend, South Dakotans’ median household income rose for the second year in a row to $53,017. However, the state remains second to last in the northern Great Plains region according to recently updated federal data. Since 2006, South Dakota's median household income—in inflation-adjusted 2015 dollars—has hovered around $50,000,…
Personal income in South Dakota rose by a modest 0.3 percent in the second quarter of 2016, compared to a 1.1 percent increase for the nation, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). South Dakota’s personal income growth was 47th in the nation, ahead…
While the national economy is currently 4.8 percent, Sioux Falls has the lowest unemployment rate of any city in the nation at 1.9 percent. As reported by CNN Money, part of the low unemployment rate is attributed to the location of Wall Street banks in the city, especially Wells Fargo…
Poverty rates in the Sioux Falls metropolitan area have been on a steady rise over the past three years, according to an analysis by the South Dakota Dashboard. Recently released data from the U.S. Census shows that the poverty rate rose from 9.0 percent in 2013 to 11.5 percent in…
Economic growth in South Dakota’s two major metropolitan areas in 2015 paints a tale of two cities, according to figures released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.  While growth slowed to 1.0 percent in the Rapid City metropolitan area, Sioux Falls enjoyed a modest 2.2 percent expansion. Even…
Average Hours in a Work Week: The average work week varies from year to year and from city to city. The Labor Department compiles data on the average work week and makes estimates. To view these estimates, click here.  Average Annual Pay per State:: The Board of Regents used data from…
Child Advocacy Center Statistics: Find the number of child abuse victims served by CACs in South Dakota here. Criminal Justice: The South Dakota Department of Corrections provides the latest statistics on adult and juvenile corrections.   Drunk Driving Rate: Find statistics on drunk driving rates and underage drinking in the…
Car Ownership in U.S. Cities:  Compiled data from the US census includes information on the number of cars per household. To view a map of this data, click here. Commute Time to Work: The U.S. Census Bureau has provided this data since 2005. Housing and Transportation Index: Provided by the Center…
Census Bureau Income and Poverty Statistics: To view the U.S. Census Bureau’s data tables on income and poverty, click here. Minimum Wage: To get the official breakdown of minimum wages from the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, click here. Real Wage Calculator: The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation created…

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