Contact: Shelly Lowe
Public Information Office
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With its primary on June 3, South Dakota’s 2007 population of 796,000 includes a higher percentage of the non-Hispanic white-alone population and a higher percentage of the American Indian and Alaska Native population than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics. About 68 percent of South Dakota’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, which was higher than the national rate of 64 percent.
These and other statistics about South Dakota’s population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/>.
Highlights include the following:
|Selected Characteristics||South Dakota||U.S.|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||86.6%||66.4%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||8.5%||1.0%|
|Hispanic or Latino||2.1%||14.8%|
|Median household income||$42,791||$48,451|
|Persons below poverty||13.6%||13.3%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher (age 25+)||24.8%||27.0%|
|Median home value||$112,600||$185,200|