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Economic Data (Income and Poverty)

Examining financial ebbs and flows

The U.S. Census is one of the most accessible and common sources of income and poverty information. Using Census data, one can determine the per capita income, median household income, and number of people falling within certain income levels. In addition, the Census Bureau reports the number of people living above and below the poverty line as well as ratios of income to poverty. This information can be accessed via American Factfinder.



We have released the following materials pertaining to income and poverty information:


  • Working Poverty (RS1-07)
  • South Dakota's Child Poverty Change (RS2-08)

Extension Circulars and Reports

More specific poverty and financial information is available upon request. Please call 605-688-4132 or email us for more detailed information.