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Cities & States

Sioux Falls
Population: 164,341
Rapid City
Population: 71,692
Population: 27,418
Population: 22,974
Population: 21,919
Population: 15,543
Population: 14,531
Population: 13,938
Population: 13,159
Population: 10,980

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, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
10.48% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

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