The First installment of Trivia Tuesday Focuses on SD Demographics
The First installment of Trivia Tuesday Focuses on SD Demographics
Aug 24, 2015

TRIVIA TUESDAY: South Dakota Demographics

The South Dakota Dashboard proudly announces the launch of Trivia Tuesday. 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 focuses on demographic trends in anticipation of the 2015 South Dakota Demography Conference. Make sure to check out our event page to learn more about registering for this annual event.


Demographics Infographic Text

  1. The population of South Dakota has been growing faster than the national average since 2010. South Dakota had 4.8 percent growth while the national average was only 3.3 percent. Source
  2. South Dakota is becoming more racially diverse. Younger generations have a higher percent of people of different races. Of those ages 0-24, 25 percent are of color while only 8 percent of those ages 60 plus are of color. Source
  3. But South Dakota is still less racially diverse than rest of the nation. Nationally, 37.9 percent of the population is of color, while only 17 percent of South Dakota is of color. Source
  4. Winner is the "Oldest" city in SD because it has the highest percent of citizens over 65 at 24.6 percent. Source
  5. Tea South Dakota is the “youngest” city because 37.5 percent of Tea’s residents are under 18 and this is the highest percent in South Dakota. Source
  6. The Black Hills are more racially diverse than the rest of South Dakota. In the whole state, only 16.7 percent of the population is of color, but in the Black Hills, 21.4 percent are of color. The Black Hills are still lower than the national average of 37.9 percent. Source
  7. The proportion of citizens 85+ is growing. Citizens 85 and older is projected to make up 3.5 percent of South Dakota’s population by 2030. Source
  8. The average age in South Dakota is 36.8, which is 36th oldest in the nation. Source
  9. You're probably not from Jones County because it's the least populous county in South Dakota with only 1,006 people. Source
  10. Having grown by 1.6 percent from 2012-2013, the population of the Black Hills is growing faster than the state as a whole which grew by 1.3 percent. Source

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