For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.
State Office of Rural Health
South Dakota Office of Rural Health
Works to improve access and delivery of healthcare services
to rural and medically underserved communities in South
Dakota. Activities include recruiting health professionals,
assisting hospitals and rural health clinics, and helping
organizations develop and use technology.
South Dakota Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
South Dakota Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural South
8.0% of South Dakota residents lack health insurance
(Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research
Service, the average per capita income for South Dakotans
in 2021 was $64,462, with the rural per capita income at
$58,417. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that
the poverty rate in rural South Dakota is 14.9%, compared
with 9.0% in urban areas of the state. 9.0% of the rural
population has not completed high school, while 6.0% of
the urban population lacks a high school diploma
according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The
unemployment rate in rural South Dakota is 2.2%, while
the urban rate is 1.9% (USDA-ERS, 2022).
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
There are more organizations related to South Dakota
in the organizations section.