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South Dakota State Information

South Dakota is located on the Midwestern region of the United States of America. South Dakota?s total area is 77,116 sq mi. In size wise the state rank is 17th among the 50 states of US. The state nickname is Mount Rushmore State. The state largest city is Sioux Falls. South Dakota?s capital city is Pierre. South Dakota bordered on north by North Dakota, east by Minnesota and Iowa, south by Nebraska and west by Wyoming and Montana. South Dakota total boundary length is 1,316 mi. South Dakota?s official language is English. State total population is 812,383 as per 2009 estimation. In population wise the state rank is 46th in US. South Dakota has interior continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. South Dakota has severe hot, dry spells in the summer with the temperature climbing above 100 °F in several times of the year. South Dakota has 19th rank in agriculture income as per 2001 estimation. Historically agriculture is key component of the South Dakota economy. The farm land is 17.8 million hectares which covers the total state land. South Dakota has 66 counties and 308 municipalities.

South Dakota Recreation, Culture and Attractions

South Dakota?s culture reflects the state?s American Indian, Ruala, Western and European roots. South Dakota celebrates number of events in the state annually. These events are celebrated around the historical places of the state. Custer State Park's Buffalo Roundup is the popular event in the state. The state people celebrate the St. Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo festivities in Sioux Falls. It is an annual event in South Dakota. South Dakota?s popular outdoor activities are fishing and hunting. South Dakota has many tourist attractions. The South Dakota has low population. It has no major league professional sports teams. But it has number of minor league teams. Universities conduct variety of sports events in South Dakota. The University of South Dakota Coyotes and the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State both compete in North Central Conference. South Dakota is the one and only state in the country without a NCAA Division I football or basketball team for many years. The state is presently home for four teams. They are Sioux Falls Canaries (baseball), the Sioux Falls Skyforce (basketball), the Sioux Falls Stampede (hockey) and the Sioux Falls Storm (arena football). South Dakota?s famous athletes include the Billy Mills, Mike Miller, Mark Ellis, Becky Hammon, Brock Lesnar and Adam Vinatieri.

South Dakota State Demographics

South Dakota total population - 754,844
South Dakota male population - 374,558
South Dakota female population - 380,286
South Dakota white population - 669,404
South Dakota black population - 4,685
South Dakota American Indian and Alaska Native - 62,283
South Dakota Asian population - 4,378
South Dakota Hispanic or Latino population - 10,903

South Dakota School Information

The South Dakota has 703 public schools in 168 school districts. The state has the highest number of schools per capita in the United States. The South Dakota Board of Regents members are appointed by the Governor. There is six public universities in the state. There are eight state-supported colleges and universities. South Dakota?s largest university is South Dakota State University which is located on Brookings. The state has many private universities. The largest of which is Augustana College located on Sioux Falls.

South Dakota State Symbols

South Dakota state flag
South Dakota state Slogan
South Dakota state Slogan
Great Faces. Great Places.
South Dakota state Song
South Dakota state Song
Hail, South Dakota!
South Dakota state  Motto
South Dakota state Motto
Under God, the people rule
South Dakota state Mammal
South Dakota state Mammal
South Dakota state Tree
South Dakota state Tree
Black Hills Spruce
South Dakota state  Fish
South Dakota state Fish
South Dakota state Flower
South Dakota state Flower
American Pasque flower
South Dakota state Insect
South Dakota state Insect
Western honey bee
South Dakota state Fossil
South Dakota state Fossil
South Dakota state  Soil
South Dakota state Soil
Houdek loam
South Dakota state Bird
South Dakota state Bird
Ring-necked Pheasant

South Dakota State History

South Dakota is the first permanent resident for Paleolithic hunter-gatherers. After 5000 BC the area has disappeared. The Mound Builders lived in central and eastern South Dakota on between 500 AD and 800 AD. La Verendrye brothers are the first that explored in the middle of 1700s. The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory in the year 1803. On 1817 beginning continuous American settlements in the area in 1831 with the introduction of steamboats on Missouri River revived the fur trade which was disrupted by the War in 1812. In 1861 Dakota Territory was established which included much of present-day Wyoming and Montana as well as North and South Dakota. The territory was reduced to just the Dakotas in 1868. Six years later, a gold rush brought thousands of prospectors and settlers to the Black Hills in South Dakota. After the increase in Dakota Territory population it is divided in to half and a bill for statehood for both Dakotas titled the Enabling Act of 1889. This bill was passed on February 22, 1889. In 1890 major Indian uprisings ended with massacre of the Sioux at Wounded Knee creek when 200 captured Sioux Indians were shot down by the U. S. troops after a Sioux had fired a gun. During the 1930s South Dakota has several economic and climatic conditions combined with disastrous results. In the same year South Dakotans helped through the drought and depression of the federal aid. The period of World War II entry has made the economy of the state stable as the state economy has demanded for growth of state's agricultural and industrial products for the nation to mobilize into war. Nowadays the state agriculture dominated the state economy. The tourism industry has also grown very fast in 1960s. In the early 1990s the state manufacturing also prospered with an increase of 10% each year in South Dakota.

South Dakota State Tourist Information

Tourism is the largest industry in South Dakota. South Dakota has many tourist attractions. Tourism industry is the important sector in South Dakota's economy. The tourism industry has grown considerably since the completion of the interstate system in the 1960. The most important tourism attractions lie in the west of the Missouri River. The most famous tourist attraction of South Dakota is the Mt. Rushmore National Memorial located on West of Missouri River in Black Hills region which consists of the Heads of the four Presidents of US carved out of granite in the mountain. South Dakota has also many state parks.

South Dakota State Transportation

South Dakota has 83,609 miles of highways, roads and streets. The state has two major interstate highways. Interstate 90 runs east and west and second one is Interstate 29 which runs north and south. South Dakota has two National Scenic Byways. The Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway is located in the Black Hills while the Native American Scenic Byway runs along the Missouri River in the north-central part of the state. South Dakota operates nine railroads. These play an important role in the state?s transportation. This state is one of the few states without any Amtrak service. South Dakota has largest commercial airports. In South Dakota, other cities have commercial air services.

South Dakota Taxes

. South Dakota State Tax Rate Range Low 0.0% High 0.0%
South Dakota State Tax Income Brackets Lowest flat rate - Highest flat rate
South Dakota State Personal Exemptions Single - Married ? Dependents
South Dakota State Sales Tax Rate on Food 4%, on Prescription Drugs 0%, on Non-prescription Drugs 0%
South Dakota State Total Tax on Gasoline 22.0%, on Diesel Fuel 22.0%
South Dakota State Excise Tax Rates on Cigarettes Tax Rate 153(¢ per pack)
South Dakota State Beer Excise Tax Rate $0.27($ per gallon)
South Dakota State Wine Excise Tax Rate $0.93($ per gallon)

South Dakota Universities

South Dakota State University - 11,303 Students
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - 2,124 Students
Augustana College - 1,769 Students
University of South Dakota - 8,746 Students
University of Sioux Falls - 1,674 Students
Dakota State University - 2,392 Students
Lake Area Technical Institute - 1,182 Students
Mount Marty College - 1,228 Students
Presentation College - 786 Students
Black Hills State University - 4,153 Students

South Dakota Religions

Protestant - 61%
Lutheran - 27%
Methodist - 13%
Baptist - 4%
Presbyterian - 4%
Other Protestant - 6%
Non-denominational Christian - 7%
Roman Catholic - 25%
Not religious - 8%
Non-Christian religions - 3%
Refused to answer - 2%

South Dakota Counties

Aurora County, South Dakota - Population 3,058
Beadle County, South Dakota - Population 17,023
Bennett County, South Dakota - Population 3,574
Bon Homme County, South Dakota - Population 7,260
Brookings County, South Dakota - Population 28,220
Brown County, South Dakota - Population 35,460
Brule County, South Dakota - Population 5,364
Buffalo County, South Dakota - Population 2,032
Butte County, South Dakota - Population 9,094
Campbell County, South Dakota - Population 1,782
Charles Mix County, South Dakota - Population 9,350
Clark County, South Dakota - Population 4,143
Clay County, South Dakota - Population 13,537
Codington County, South Dakota - Population 25,897
Corson County, South Dakota - Population 4,181
Custer County, South Dakota - Population 7,275
Davison County, South Dakota - Population 18,741
Day County, South Dakota - Population 6,267
Deuel County, South Dakota - Population 4,498
Dewey County, South Dakota - Population 5,972
Douglas County, South Dakota - Population 3,458
Edmunds County, South Dakota - Population 4,367
Fall River County, South Dakota - Population 7,453
Faulk County, South Dakota - Population 2,640
Grant County, South Dakota - Population 7,847
Gregory County, South Dakota - Population 4,792
Haakon County, South Dakota - Population 2,196
Hamlin County, South Dakota - Population 5,540
Hand County, South Dakota - Population 3,741
Hanson County, South Dakota - Population 3,139
Harding County, South Dakota - Population 1,353
Hughes County, South Dakota - Population 16,481
Hutchinson County, South Dakota - Population 8,075
Hyde County, South Dakota - Population 1,671
Jackson County, South Dakota - Population 2,930
Jerauld County, South Dakota - Population 2,295
Jones County, South Dakota - Population 1,193
Orangeburg County, South Dakota - Population 1,193
Kingsbury County, South Dakota - Population 5,815
Lake County, South Dakota - Population 11,276
Lawrence County, South Dakota - Population 21,802
Lincoln County, South Dakota - Population 24,131
Lyman County, South Dakota - Population 3,895
Marshall County, South Dakota - Population 4,576
McCook County, South Dakota - Population 5,832
McPherson County, South Dakota - Population 2,904
Meade County, South Dakota - Population 24,253
Mellette County, South Dakota - Population 2,083
Miner County, South Dakota - Population 2,884
Minnehaha County, South Dakota - Population 148,281
Moody County, South Dakota - Population 6,595
Pennington County, South Dakota - Population 88,565
Perkins County, South Dakota - Population 3,363
Potter County, South Dakota - Population 2,693
Roberts County, South Dakota - Population 10,016
Sanborn County, South Dakota - Population 2,675
Shannon County, South Dakota - Population 12,466
Spink County, South Dakota - Population 7,454
Stanley County, South Dakota - Population 2,772
Sully County, South Dakota - Population 1,556
Todd County, South Dakota - Population 9,050
Tripp County, South Dakota - Population 6,430
Turner County, South Dakota - Population 8,849
Union County, South Dakota - Population 12,584
Walworth County, South Dakota - Population 5,974
Yankton County, South Dakota - Population 21,652
Ziebach County, South Dakota - Population 2,519

South Dakota State Government

The South Dakota state government has three major branches. That is executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The governor?s power is given by the state constitution. The governor serves for four year term. The State constitution was governed in 1889. The legislature consists of 35-seat senate and 70-seat House of Representatives. South Dakota is one of seven states with only one seat in the US House of Representatives. All these members will serve two year term. South Dakota has 66 counties and 308 municipalities. South Dakota?s Supreme Court has five justices. There are four justices and a chief justice. Supreme Court is the highest court in the state.

South Dakota State Economy

South Dakota gross product was US$39.8 billion in 2010. South Dakota is the seventh business state in the country by CNBC in 2010. Agriculture is play main role in the South Dakota economy. South Dakota economy is depending on manufacturing, mining and service sector. Gold is the main income of mined output for South Dakota and other items are granite, crushed stone, petroleum, clays, gypsum, limestone and natural gas. The agricultural outputs of South Dakota are cattle, lambs, sheep, wool, eggs, geese, corn, soybeans, wheat and oats. Tourism is also main income for South Dakota because it has many tourist destinations. The manufacturing goods of South Dakota are raw products, computer devices, food processing, machinery and metals. South Dakota economy has huge service sector and the services are finance, community, wholesale, retail and real estate.

South Dakota State Parks

Badlands National Park - Southwestern, SD: They collect fees. Operating hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. from April 19 - May 30, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. from May 31 - August 15, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. from August 16 - October 31 and 8 a.m. - 4 p.m from November 1 - spring 2010. Jewel Cave National Monument - Custer, SD: Fees are charged for cave tours. The Visitor Center and surface trails are open daily. The Visitor Center will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, December 25 and January 1st. Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail - Eleven States: , ID,IL,IA,KS,MO,MT,NE,ND,OR,SD,WA: Opening at summer season on 8AM to 5PM and winter season at 8AM to 4:30PM. Minuteman Missile National Historic Site - Southwestern, SD: There are currently no fees. Opening at from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Missouri National Recreational River - Yankton, SD: The visitor center is open Sundays-Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is closed on weekends from early November to mid-April. Mount Rushmore National Memorial - Keystone, SD: They collect the fee. Wind Cave National Park - Hot Springs, SD: There is no fee.