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The South Dakota Dashboard now offers concise statistical profiles for South Dakota cities with populations of 1,000 or more at www.southdakotadashboard.org/area-profiles. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau provides easy-to-read, one-page statistical profiles that include population, racial breakdown, gender breakdown, poverty rates, disability rates, home ownership rates, housing cost burden data, median income,…
A measurement of wide-ranging health indicators on a county-by-county basis has been updated and posted online. The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access…
Nearly half of South Dakota's Native Americans live in poverty, a chronic situation that has remained stagnant since at least 1999, according to federal data. At the same time, other people of color have experienced a growing poverty rate over the past five years.  Both Native Americans and whites appear…
The fourth installment of Trivia Tuesday is ready to enjoy. Impress your friends and coworkers after learning smart-sounding data from our sleek infographics. Further your education by scrolling to the end of the page and clicking the text links to dive deeper into the data at hand. This week’s installment…
South Dakota's low taxes and the happiness of state residents earned a No. 2 ranking as a retirement hotspot from Bankrate.com.  South Dakota has one of the nation's lowest tax burdens at 7.1 percent, or an average of $3,318 per resident. That level of taxation ties South Dakota with the…
South Dakota’s economy grew faster than any other state in the union in the third quarter of 2015, according to new figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. With an enormous contribution from agriculture, the state’s economy expanded by 9.2 percent in the quarter. Agriculture accounted for nearly…
The poverty rate in rural South Dakota is about twice that of the state's metropolitan areas and is substantially higher than the poverty rate in the state's nine micropolitan areas, according to federal data.  In 2014, the poverty rate across South Dakota's non-metropolitan areas was 20.9 percent, compared to the…
White South Dakotans have substantially higher rates of employment than do their counterparts of color, with the gap being nearly double between Native American adults and whites, according to federal data.  Between 2010 and 2014, an average of 79.8 percent of whites ages 16 to 64 had jobs, compared to…
More South Dakotans have been going on to more education after high school as rates have risen steadily for those with bachelor's degrees and associate's degrees, according to federal data. Rates for those with advanced degrees and for those with some college but no degree have held roughly steady year…
South Dakota's homeownership rate has held steady at about 68 percent in recent years, even through the Great Recession in 2008-2009, according to federal data. At the same time, the national homeownership rate has been steadily slipping, a trend that predates the recession.  Nationally, 67.3 percent of United States residents…
Median household income grew 3.55 percent in the Sioux Falls metropolitan area from 2013 to 2014, outpacing statewide growth of 2.5 percent and further outpacing the Rapid City metropolitan area growth of 0.8 percent, according to federal data.  In the past decade, the four-county Sioux Falls metro area has experienced…
More than 10,000 South Dakotans commuted to work in a neighboring state in 2013, and more than a third of those went to jobs in Iowa, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.  The South Dakota Dashboard has used the large federal data set to create the interactive map below.   …

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