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As of 2010-2014, the total population of South Dakota is 834,708, which is 10.58% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The South Dakota population density is 10.82 people per square mile, which is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in South Dakota is white, which represent 85.36% of the total population. The average South Dakota education level is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 834,708. #46

Population Growth Since 2000, #25

South Dakota

Population Density, #47

South Dakota
10.82 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:712,496 (85.36%, #14)
Black:12,642 (1.51%, #44)
Hispanic:26,459 (3.17%, #44)
Asian:9,433 (1.13%, #46)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):72,245 (8.66%, #4)
One Race, Other:7,199 (0.86%, see rank)
Two or More Races:20,693 (2.48%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:17,245 (65.18%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:1,544 (5.84%, see rank)
Cuban:412 (1.56%, see rank)
Central American:4,193 (15.85%, see rank)
South American:808 (3.05%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:1,194 (12.66%, see rank)
Chinese:1,904 (20.18%, see rank)
Filipino:1,046 (11.09%, see rank)
Japanese:161 (1.71%, see rank)
Korean:990 (10.50%, see rank)
Vietnamese:791 (8.39%, see rank)
Asian, Other:3,347 (35.48%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

733,349 (87.86%) out of the total population of 834,708 reported first ancestry.

 South Dakota% of the Total PopulationU.S.
Arab1,6370.20%, see rank0.56%
Czech18,1882.18%, see rank0.47%
Danish16,8902.02%, see rank0.42%
Dutch39,7204.76%, see rank1.40%
English49,2455.90%, see rank8.02%
French24,6412.95%, see rank3.34%
German335,95740.25%, see rank15.03%
Greek1,0840.13%, see rank0.41%
Hungarian1,1150.13%, see rank0.46%
Irish90,66010.86%, see rank10.80%
Italian11,2021.34%, see rank5.52%
Norwegian115,66413.86%, see rank1.42%
Polish13,1521.58%, see rank3.01%
Portuguese6610.08%, see rank0.44%
Russian10,9161.31%, see rank0.92%
Scotch-Irish4,8520.58%, see rank0.99%
Scottish9,8021.17%, see rank1.72%
Subsaharan African4,8830.58%, see rank0.95%
Swedish28,3793.40%, see rank1.27%
Swiss3,2480.39%, see rank0.30%
Ukrainian1,4170.17%, see rank0.31%
American32,0653.84%, see rank7.12%
Welsh4,3030.52%, see rank0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 419,494 (50.26%, see rank)
Females: 415,214 (49.74%, see rank)

South Dakota
Male: 50.26%
Female: 49.74%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
South Dakota
36.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
South Dakota
35.60 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
South Dakota
38.20 years old
38.80 years old

 South Dakota% of the Total PopulationU.S.
Under 5 years59,3037.10%, see rank6.36%
5 to 9 years57,6916.91%, see rank6.51%
10 to 14 years55,4246.64%, see rank6.59%
15 to 19 years57,9976.95%, see rank6.85%
20 to 24 years59,6897.15%, see rank7.13%
25 to 34 years109,50413.12%, see rank13.47%
35 to 44 years94,67711.34%, see rank12.96%
45 to 54 years111,94213.41%, see rank14.09%
55 to 64 years106,13712.72%, see rank12.29%
65 to 74 years62,6927.51%, see rank7.64%
75 to 84 39,9124.78%, see rank4.25%
85 years and over19,7402.36%, see rank1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 South Dakota%U.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population544,604100%209,056,129
Less Than High School50,6589.30%, see rank13.67%
High School Graduate171,66531.52%, see rank27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree177,01432.50%, see rank29.09%
Bachelor Degree101,65518.67%, see rank18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree43,6128.01%, see rank11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.59, see rank-13.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 South Dakota U.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten25,63577.67%22.33%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)88,92590.64%, see rank9.36%, see rank89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)45,44992.15%, see rank7.85%, see rank90.60%9.40%
College48,01982.73%, see rank17.27%, see rank78.37%21.63%
Graduate School10,08077.44%, see rank22.56%, see rank58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 South Dakota%U.S.
Total Households327,101100%116,211,092
Average Household Size2.45, see rank-2.63
1 Person Households96,38629.47%, see rank27.57%
2 or More Person Households230,71570.53%, see rank72.43%
Family Households (Families)210,79564.44%, see rank66.22%
Average Family Size3.11, see rank-3.32
Married-Couple Family164,51850.30%, see rank48.42%
Nonfamily Households116,30635.56%, see rank33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 South Dakota%U.S.
15 Years and Over Total662,290see rank252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over330,772100%, see rank123,281,364
Never Married111,12333.60%, see rank35.77%
Married176,94553.49%, see rank52.04%
Widowed8,5842.60%, see rank2.57%
Divorced34,12010.32%, see rank9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over331,518100%, see rank129,692,771
Never Married87,54826.41%, see rank29.48%
Married175,74953.01%, see rank49.19%
Widowed31,7719.58%, see rank9.16%
Divorced36,45010.99%, see rank12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 South Dakota%U.S.
Native810,30897.08%, see rank86.93%
Born in the State of Residence539,35364.62%, see rank58.73%
Born in Different State266,18831.89%, see rank26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
4,7670.57%, see rank1.42%
Foreign Born24,4002.92%, see rank13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship9,0961.09%, see rank5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship15,3041.83%, see rank7.09%
Born In Europe3,6050.43%, see rank1.53%
Born In Asia7,8560.94%, see rank3.82%
Born In Africa4,8080.58%, see rank0.55%
Born In Oceania960.01%, see rank0.07%
Born In Latin America6,9810.84%, see rank6.83%
Born In Northern America1,0540.13%, see rank0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 South Dakota%U.S.
English300,61491.90%, see rank79.39%
Spanish8,3052.54%, see rank11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages8,0352.46%, see rank4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2,6800.82%, see rank3.36%
Other7,4672.28%, see rank0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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