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, 2020 Population Estimates

892,717 Population
9.64% Population Growth

South Dakota is consistently an in-migration state.

Internal Revenue Service

4th Highest In-Migration

United Van Lines, 2020 Moving Survey


2019 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates

37 Median Age


U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2020

$57,273 Per Capita Personal Income We Rank 22nd
$53,792 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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