Opportunity Zones in South Dakota

South Dakota has 25 designated opportunity zones, including 23 low-income communities, plus 2 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Unlike most states, the majority of South Dakota’s census tracts (60 percent) are located in rural areas. An even higher proportion of their opportunity zones is rural — 68 percent.

Urban vs. Rural in South Dakota Opportunity Zones

South Dakota Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of South Dakota’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 25 87 225
Low-income communities 23 46 69
Contiguous 2 41 43
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $38,895 $46,512 $53,046
Poverty rate 25.86% 17.92% 14.66%
Unemployment rate 7.28% 5.67% 4.67%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $100,952 $103,134 $132,137
Median rent/month $635 $591 $657
Homeownership 50.99% 65.12% 68.45%
Severe rent burden 19.36% 15.64% 14.55%
Vacancy rate 9.42% 15.18% 12.11%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 65.96% 77.58% 82.12%
Black alone 1.97% 2.09% 1.47%
Hispanic 6.48% 3.63% 3.34%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 2.27% 1.37% 1.16%
Younger than 18 26.78% 24.43% 24.82%
Older than 64 12.64% 16.62% 15.92%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 46.94% 46.12% 41.71%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 20.81% 21.34% 25.29%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 0.00% 0.00% 0.44%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 32.00% 27.59% 40.00%
In a micro area 32.00% 19.54% 23.56%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 36.00% 52.87% 36.44%

Data Source: Urban Institute

South Dakota Counties & Cities

List of counties in South Dakota: Aurora, Beadle, Bennett, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Butte, Campbell, Charles Mix, Clark, Clay, Codington, Corson, Custer, Davison, Day, Deuel, Dewey, Douglas, Edmunds, Fall River, Faulk, Grant, Gregory, Haakon, Hamlin, Hand, Hanson, Harding, Hughes, Hutchinson, Hyde, Jackson, Jerauld, Jones, Kingsbury, Lake, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lyman, Marshall, McCook, McPherson, Meade, Mellette, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Oglala Lakota, Pennington, Perkins, Potter, Roberts, Sanborn, Spink, Stanley, Sully, Todd, Tripp, Turner, Union, Walworth, Yankton, Ziebach

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in South Dakota: Sioux Falls

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in South Dakota

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
South Dakota Beadle 46005956900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Beadle 46005957000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Brookings 46011958900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Brown 46013951500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Brule 46015973100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Charles Mix 46023940300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Clay 46027965700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Codington 46029954400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Dewey 46041941500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Lake 46079960200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Lyman 46085940100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Minnehaha 46099000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Minnehaha 46099000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Minnehaha 46099001001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Minnehaha 46099010405 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
South Dakota Oglala Lakota 46113940500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Pennington 46103010200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Pennington 46103010400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Pennington 46103010500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Pennington 46103011500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Roberts 46109940400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Todd 46121940200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Tripp 46123971700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Dakota Yankton 46135966301 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
South Dakota Yankton 46135966302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

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