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Cities & States

Sioux Falls
Population: 157,675
 
Rapid City
Population: 69,000
 
Aberdeen
Population: 26,506
 
Brookings
Population: 22,356
 
Watertown
Population: 21,670
 
Mitchell
Population: 15,367
 
Yankton
Population: 14,475
 
Pierre
Population: 13,803
 
Huron
Population: 12,782
 
Spearfish
Population: 10,690
 

Minnehaha County
Population: 173,108
 
Pennington County
Population: 102,752
 
Lincoln County
Population: 46,693
 
Brown County
Population: 36,982
 
Brookings County
Population: 32,295
 
Codington County
Population: 27,439
 
Meade County
Population: 25,914
 
Lawrence County
Population: 24,305
 
Yankton County
Population: 22,518
 
Davison County
Population: 19,622
 

South Dakota

South Dakota Employment Profile

Located in the upper Midwest region of the U.S., the Coyote State’s economy is known for cattle and sheep ranches, corn and wheat, mining, food processing, and computer manufacturing. South Dakota’s job market is accelerating, although slowed by the reversal of oil fortunes to the north. Some of the lowest costs of doing business in the nation continues to drive the economy. A strong agriculture industry is an asset, but the high dependence risks exposure to fluctuating commodity prices.

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by health care and social assistance; retail trade; manufacturing; and accommodation and food services, respectively.

The largest employers in the state (as of June 2014) include Avera Medical (System-Wide), South Dakota State Government, the Federal Government, Sanford Medical (System-Wide), Sioux Falls MSA Local Government, Rapid City MSA Local Government, Wal-Mart Associates, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Inc. (System Wide), Hy Vee Food Store, and Wells Fargo Bank. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2013*)


Based on 2000, 2010 and 2013* U.S. Census data
8.53% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2013’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

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