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    People Facts South Dakota USA
Population, 2006 estimate 781,919 299,398,484
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 3.6% 6.4%
Population, 2000 754,844 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2005 6.7% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 24.3% 24.8%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 14.2% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2005 50.3% 50.7%
 
White persons, percent, 2005 88.5% 80.2%
Black persons, percent, 2005 0.8% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005 8.8% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2005 0.7% 4.3%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 1.2% 1.5%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 2.1% 14.4%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2005 86.8% 66.9%
 
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 55.7% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 1.8% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 6.5% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 84.6% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 21.5% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 114,619 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 16.6 25.5
 
Housing units, 2005 347,931 124,521,886
Homeownership rate, 2000 68.2% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 18.9% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $79,600 $119,600
 
Households, 2000 290,245 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.50 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $39,265 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $17,562 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 12.9% 12.7%
    Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 25,205 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 310,802 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 1.3% 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2004 53,954 19,523,741
 
Total number of firms, 2002 69,536 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.2% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 1.9% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.4% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 0.0% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.5% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 22.4% 28.2%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 10,710,187 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 7,845,096 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 9,601,175 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $12,626 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 1,226,459 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 5,304 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 6,601,736 2,143,781,727
    Geography Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 75,884.64 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 9.9 79.6