South Dakota is part of the national trend of "bottom up" demographic change according to the latest book published by the Brookings Institution Press.
As stated in William Frey's newest book Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America, today's young people are more racially diverse than previous generations. This study investigates racial change using Census data to map and compare different age groups at the county and metropolitan level.
This interactive map shows race by age in the follow categories: White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Two or More Races, and Other (which includes American Indian people). To further emphasize the growing level of diversity, an aditional Non-White category can be selected. Though many counties in the South Dakota have a predominantly White population for ages 80 and up, this majority shrinks and even becomes the minority as the age of the group being displayed decreases.
Discover more about South Dakota's racial diversity and youth on our Dashboard Children and Youth Data Page.