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The Data Center periodically releases newsletters on selected topics of interest to the general public, policymakers, and individuals in academia. These are generally between three and eight pages long and often include charts or tables to visually display pertinent data.

Students and faculty may work on these as a team or individually, and each is reviewed by at least two faculty members to ensure it is understandable and that data are accurate. Following this review, we work with the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science's Communications Department to format and finalize the manuscript. A list of our newsletters can be found below.


Data Highlights from the American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates


News Letters

News Release



Older Newsletters

If there is a topic you would like to see us research that is not on our list, please call 605-688-4132 or email us, and we will discuss trying to accommodate you. If nothing else, we will work to answer questions you may have regarding your topic.