South Dakota PopulationSouth Dakota (U.S. abbreviation 'SD') is the state of midwestern region of United States, borders Wyoming to the west, Minnesota to the east, Montana to the northwest and North Dakota to the north. South Dakota population in 2023 is expected to be 920,837 inhabitants, ranks 46th in US and area is 77,116 square miles(199,729 sq km), Seventeenth position by area rank, increase of 23,147 people since last census of 2020. Sioux tribal is the dominant in these region before the europeans arrive, Sioux were proud people with a rich heritage, Sioux generally called themselves Lakota or Dakota meaning friends/allies. South Dakota is the home of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota tribes, which make up the Sioux Nation. Sioux are mostly monogamy and deeply spiritual people. Religion is the key for their unity and followed by spiritual music and dance. As the European settlers push the native people into Sioux lands that resulted in major wars to kill Sioux tribals to end resistance.
- Population by Race
- Top Cities of South Dakota
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of South Dakota
July 1, 2020
South Dakota Population by Race
According to 2017 demographics estimates population of South Dakota by race are: 84.68% are White Americans, followed by 8.6% with AIAN, 1.72% are Black Americans, 1.37% are Asian population and 3.5% are Hispanic/Latino population race.
White population in South Dakota are 724,430, percentage wise 84.68 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).
Black population in South Dakota are 14,698, percentage wise 1.72 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in South Dakota, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.
Asian population in South Dakota are 11,693, percentage wise 1.37 percent are asians, out of these 1,233 are Asian Indians, 1,866 are Chinese, 1,340 are Filipinos, 281 are Japanese, 1,084 are Korean, 872 are Vietnamese and 5,017 are other Asian nationals.
Hispanic population in South Dakota are 29,901. Percentage wise 3.50 percent are hispanics, out of these 20,228 are Mexican people, 1,892 are Puerto Ricans, 442 are Cubans, and 7,339 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.
NHPI are 381 people in South Dakota, of these 133 are Guamanian/Chamorro, 120 are Native Hawaiian and 50 are Samoans.
|Black or African American||14,698||1.72%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||74,062||8.658%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||277||0.032%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||604||0.071%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||303||0.035%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||60,691||7.095%|
|Other Asian Population||5,017|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||381||0.04%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||133||0.016%|
|Other Pacific Islander||78|
|Some other race||6,687|
|Hispanic or Latino||29,901||3.50%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||7,339|
Top Cities of South Dakota
The top populated cities of South Dakota state are Sioux Falls with 181,883, Rapid with 75,443 people.
South Dakota population pyramid as per 2021 census estimates as below.
South Dakota Population by Age
According to 2019 US population estimates, population of South Dakota by age is 855,444, out of these 430,587 are male, 424,857 are female, The sex ratio of South Dakota is 1,013. The South Dakota population by age are, under 15 years is 177,885, 15 years and over is 677,559, 30 years and over is 503,898, 65 years and over is 132,118 and 85 years and over is 19,822. 50.33 percent are male, 49.67 percent are female, 20.79 percent are under 15 years old, 79.21 percent are 15 years and over, 58.90 percent are 30 years and over, 15.44 percent are 65 years and over, 2.32 percent are 85 years and over.
Languages spoken in SD
|Speak only English||744,104||93.57|
South Dakota Education
South Dakota state education stats of High school and University as per table below.
|Population 18 to 24 years||83,878||43,639||40,239|
|Less than high school graduate||11,726||6,754||4,972|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||24,796||14,130||10,666|
|Some college or associates degree||39,275||19,522||19,753|
|Bachelors degree or higher||8,081||3,233||4,848|
|Population 25 years and over||560,605||278,564||282,041|
|Less than 9th grade||19,142||10,346||8,796|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||28,892||15,937||12,955|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||170,912||90,467||80,445|
|Some college, no degree||122,132||58,503||63,629|
|Graduate or professional degree||46,646||22,862||23,784|
|High school graduate or higher||457,091||224,187||232,904|
|Bachelors degree or higher||144,613||68,036||76,577|
|Black or African||7,794||4,955||2,839|
|High school graduate or higher||6,208||4,141||2,067|
|Bachelors degree or higher||1,496||989||507|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||36,312||17,382||18,930|
|High school graduate or higher||28,424||13,476||14,948|
|Bachelors degree or higher||3,691||1,388||2,303|
|High school graduate or higher||4,908||2,115||2,793|
|Bachelors degree or higher||2,799||1,342||1,457|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||218||90||128|
|High school graduate or higher||198||74||124|
|Bachelors degree or higher||35||3||32|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||13,458||7,348||6,110|
|High school graduate or higher||9,522||5,050||4,472|
|Bachelors degree or higher||2,258||1,134||1,124|
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||101,568|
|Black or African American||1,047|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||9,899|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||84|
|Some other race||346|
|With a hearing difficulty||34,776|
|With a vision difficulty||17,514|
|With a cognitive difficulty||35,138|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||46,129|
|With a self-care difficulty||15,686|
|With an independent living difficulty||29,081|
Counties of South Dakota
South Dakota is divided into 66 counties, Minnehaha County is the most populous county with 192,876, followed by Pennington County with 111,729, Lincoln County with 58,807, Brown County with 39,316, Brookings County with 35,232. Jones County is the least populous with 928 people in South Dakota state.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
|Bon Homme County||6,984||6,980||-0.1||25||25|
|Charles Mix County||9,425||9,338||-0.9||20||20|
|Fall River County||6,695||6,758||0.9||26||26|
|Oglala Lakota County||14,364||14,309||-0.4||14||14|
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