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More than Monuments and Mountains

Companies that choose to grow and expand in South Dakota are emboldened by our state’s natural beauty and earnest workforce. From the wild beauty of the Badlands to the bustle of business in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, there is an abundance of brilliant minds and distinctive assets that contribute to the magnitude of what makes South Dakota a one-of-a-kind place to put down roots, get to know your neighbor and cultivate success. And we have a rapidly growing economy to show for it. Learn more about our demographics to find out what South Dakota is made of.


U.S. Census Bureau, 2022 Population Estimates

909,824 Population
9.1% Population Growth, 2012-2022

South Dakota is consistently an in-migration state.

Internal Revenue Service

8th Highest In-Migration

United Van Lines, 2022 Moving Survey


2021 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates

37.1 Median Age


U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2021

$64,462 Per Capita Personal Income We Rank 17nd
$58,035 Per Capita Personal Income (Adjusted for Taxes & Cost of Living) We Rank 5th

South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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