South Dakota


Newspapers

2004 Daily 11
Weekly 130
Total 141
2019 Daily 11
Weekly 111
Total 122
13% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Newspaper Circulation

2004 Daily 150,000
Weekly 280,000
Total 430,000
2019 Daily 120,000
Weekly 150,000
Total 280,000
36% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Population

Total Population
870,000
Adult Population
660,000
Population Rank
46th out of 50
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Demographics

Median Age
37
Age Rank
37th oldest state of 50
Residents With Bachelor's Degree or Higher
28%
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Economics

Median Income
$52,000 (compared with $55,000 for U.S.)
Poverty Rate
13% (compared with 13% in U.S.)
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Filling the Void (Online News Organizations)

3 online news organizations cover South Dakota, according to the LION database
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National Politics

2016 Presidential Election Results
Trump, 62%; Clinton, 32%
Senators
2 Republicans
Representatives
1 Republican
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State Politics

2016 Voter Turnout
60%
State Senators
30 Republicans, 5 Democrats
State Representatives
59 Republicans, 11 Democrats
Gov. Kristi Noem (R) ends her term Jan. 2023
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