South Dakota State Profile

The maps on this page explore the American Community Survey 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability by county.

The ACS does not directly measure disability. Instead, it uses a set of disability indicator questions related to difficulty and functional impairment to identify individuals who may experience a disability. If a respondent can answer “yes” to any disability question they are classified as having a disability.

 

Disability Rates: South Dakota

map of SD showing disability rate by county. Text description on page.

This map of South Dakota shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 7.3 10 21.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Brookings, Watertown, and Aberdeen) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Disability rates tend to be higher in rural areas than urban ones. The lowest category of 7.3 to 21.5% is mainly found in the counties surrounding three of the five largest urban areas. The highest rates of 14.7 to 21.5% occur in clusters across the state.

In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in South Dakota compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in South Dakota are in the lowest category (out of four) compared to the rest of the U.S.

Map produced October 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map of SD showing rates of disability among females. Text description on page.

This map of the state of South Dakota shows disability rate among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 6.0 to 19.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Sioux Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Brookings is in a county with the lowest rate of 6.0 to 10.4%. Aberdeen and Sioux Falls are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 10.5 to 12.1%. Watertown and Rapid City are in counties with the second-highest rate of 12.2 to 13.5%.

Map produced July 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


Map of SD showing rates of disability among males. Text description on page.

This map of the state of South Dakota shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 8.1 to 23.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Sioux Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. 

Brookings, Aberdeen and Sioux Falls are in counties with the lowest rate of 8.1 to 11.9%. Watertown is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 12.0 to 13.8%. Rapid City is in a county with the second-highest rate of 13.9 to 16.0%.

Map produced July 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


This map explores the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates.

The ACS asks a set of disability indicator questions to determine disability. If a respondent can answer “yes” to any disability question they are classified as having a disability. The data below are for ages 18 and over.


Map of SD showing rates of veterans with disability. Text description on page.

This map of the state of South Dakota shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 7.3 to 52.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Sioux Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas

Aberdeen, Brookings and Sioux Falls are in counties with the lowest rate of 7.3 to 27.4%. Watertown and Rapid City are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 27.5 to 31.6%.

Map produced July 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map of SD showing rates of people with disabilities in poverty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of South Dakota shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by county. Poverty rates are broken into four levels from 0.8 to 51.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Sioux Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Aberdeen is in a county with the lowest rate of 0.8 to 14.9%. Rapid City is in a county with the second lowest rate of 15.0 to 19.7%. Watertown, Brookings and Sioux Falls are in counties with the second highest rate of 19.8 to 25.5%.

Map produced July 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Disability Rates by Functional Limitation: South Dakota

 This map explores the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county.

For vision difficulty the ACS asks if a respondent is blind or has serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a vision difficulty. This data is for all ages.


Map of SD showing rates of vision difficulty by county. Text description on page.

This map of the state of South Dakota shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.5 to 9.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Sioux Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Sioux Falls and Brookings are in counties with the lowest rate of 0.5 to 1.6%. Aberdeen and Rapid City are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 1.7 to 2.1%. Watertown is in a county with the second-highest rate of 2.2 to 2.9%.

Map produced April 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

This map explores the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county.

For hearing difficulty the ACS asks if a respondent is deaf or has serious difficulty hearing. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a hearing difficulty. This data is for all ages.


Map of SD showing rates of hearing impairment by county. Text description on page.

This map of the state of South Dakota shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.6 to 7.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Sioux Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

All five cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.6 to 4.2%.

Map produced April 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

This map explores the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county.

For cognitive difficulty the ACS asks because of a physical, mental, or emotional problem, does the respondent have difficulty remembering, concentrating, or making decisions. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a cognitive difficulty. This data is for ages 5 and up.


Map of SD showing rates of cognitive difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of South Dakota shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.9 to 6.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Sioux Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Brookings is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 3.3 to 3.9%. Aberdeen and Sioux Falls are in counties with the second-highest rate of 4.0 to 5.0%. Watertown and Rapid City are in counties with the highest rate of 5.1 to 6.7%.

Map produced April 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

This map explores the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county.

For ambulatory (i.e. mobility) difficulty the ACS asks if a respondent has serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a mobility difficulty. This data is for ages 5 and up.


 Map of SD showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of South Dakota shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.0 to 10.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Sioux Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates of people with mobility difficulty in urban compared to rural areas. 

Rapid City is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 5.5 to 6.5%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 3.0 to 5.4%.

Map produced April 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

This map explores the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county.

For self-care difficulty the ACS asks if a respondent has difficulty bathing or dressing. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a self-care difficulty. This data is for ages 5 and up.


Map of SD showing rates of self-care difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of South Dakota shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.6 to 4.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Sioux Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Aberdeen and Brookings are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 1.5 to 1.9%. Watertown, Sioux Falls, and Rapid City are in counties with the second-highest rate of 2.0 to 2.8%.

Map produced April 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


  • Click on the map for a larger, downloadable version. 
  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

This map explores the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county.

For independent living difficulty the ACS asks because of a physical, mental, or emotional problem, does the respondent have difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having an independent living difficulty. This data is for ages 18 and up.


Map of SD showing rates of IL difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of South Dakota shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.1 to 11.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Sioux Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates of people with independent living difficulty in urban compared to rural areas.

Brookings is in a county with the lowest rate of 1.1 to 3.3%. Aberdeen is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 3.4 to 4.2%. Sioux Falls is in a county with the second-highest rates of 4.3 to 5.3%. Rapid City and Watertown are in counties with the highest rate of 5.4 to 11.8%.

Map produced April 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Employment: South Dakota

This map explores American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table C18120) employment estimates by disability type. 

The ACS asks a set of disability indicator questions to determine disability. If a respondent can answer “yes” to any disability question they are classified as having a disability. The data below are for ages 18-64.


Map of SD showing rates of people with disability employed. Text description on page.

This map of South Dakota shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 16.2 to 82.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Sioux Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Aberdeen, Rapid City and Sioux Falls are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 45.3 to 53.5%. Brookings is in a county with the second-highest rate of 53.6 to 59.7%. Watertown is in a county with the highest rate of 59.8 to 82.6%.

 Map produced July 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


  • Click on the map for a larger, downloadable version. 
  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

This map explores American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table C18120) employment estimates by disability type. 

The ACS asks a set of disability indicator questions to determine disability. If a respondent can answer “yes” to any disability question they are classified as having a disability. The data below are for ages 18-64.


Map of SD showing rates of unemployment for people with disabilities. Text description on page.

This map of South Dakota shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.0 to 19.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Sioux Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Sioux Falls is in a county with the highest rate of 5.7 to 19.1%. The other four cities are in counties with the second-highest rate of 2.5 to 5.6%.

Map produced July 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


  • Click on the map for a larger, downloadable version. 
  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

 This map explores American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table C18120) employment estimates by disability type. 

The ACS asks a set of disability indicator questions to determine disability. If a respondent can answer “yes” to any disability question they are classified as having a disability. The data below are for ages 18-64.


Map of SD showing rates of people with disability out of labor force. Text description on page.

This map of South Dakota shows out of labor force rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories from 13.8 to 80.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Sioux Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Watertown and Brookings are in counties with the lowest rate of 13.8 to 36.8%. Sioux Falls is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 36.9 to 43.3%. Aberdeen and Rapid City are in counties with the second-highest rate of 43.4 to 50.5%.

Map produced July 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.