Wednesday, December 15, 2010

South Dakota's economic statistics are good overall, but there are staggering disparities by County

Stats were set forth at Madville Times over the weekend.

South Dakota, compared to other states, often fares well. But internally, there are challenging realities:

"South Dakota has seven counties among the 30 with the highest overall poverty rates. However, greater suburban Sioux Falls in Lincoln County has the ninth-lowest poverty rate in the nation, a mere 4.2%. Median household income in Lincoln County is $72,894, almost four times the median in Buffalo County."

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