South Dakota State Profile

The maps below explore the American Community Survey 5-year (Table S1810) 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 all age groups.


2017

People with Disabilities: South Dakota

Map of South Dakota showing disability rates by county. See South Dakota State Profile page for full text description.
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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.

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

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




Maps of Disability by Sex

People with Disabilities – Female

Map of SD showing rates of females with disability. See SD page for text description.
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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%.

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

For information on how biological sex is used and defined in the ACS, see “American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey 2017 Subject Definitions” page 125.

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





People with Disabilities – Male

Map of SD showing rates of males with disability. See SD page for text description.
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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%.

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

For information on how biological sex is used and defined in the ACS, see “American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey 2017 Subject Definitions” page 125.

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






Disability Rates by Functional Limitation

People with Vision Difficulty

Map of South Dakota showing rates of people with vision difficulty by county. See South Dakota State Profile page for full text description.
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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%.

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

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



People with Hearing Difficulty

Map of South Dakota showing rates of people with hearing difficulty by county. See South Dakota State Profile page for full text description.
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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%.

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

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



People with Cognitive Difficulty

Map of South Dakota showing rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. See South Dakota State Profile page for full text description.
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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%.

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

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



People with Mobility Difficulty

Map of South Dakota showing rates of people with mobility difficulty by county. See South Dakota State Profile page for full text description.
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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%.

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

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



People with Self Care Difficulty

Map of South Dakota showing rates of people with self care difficulty by county. See South Dakota State Profile page for full text description.
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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%.

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

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



People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty

Map of South Dakota showing rates of people with IL difficulty. See South Dakota State Profile page for full text description.
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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%.

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

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




Veterans

Veterans with Disabilities

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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%.

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

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






Poverty

People with Disabilities in Poverty

Map of SD showing rates of people with disability in poverty. See SD page for text description.
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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%.

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

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






Employment

People Employed with a Disability

Map of SD showing rates of people with disability who are employed. See SD page for text description.
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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%.

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

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





People Unemployed with a Disability

Map of SD showing rates of people with disability who are unemployed. See SD page for text description.
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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%.

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

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





Out of the Labor Force with a Disability

Map of SD showing rates of people with disability who are out of the labor force. See SD page for text description.
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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%.

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

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






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