12 Incredible Facts About South Dakota That Could Make You Want To Move

Not to brag or anything, but South Dakota has a lot to brag about. Being the humble folks we are, however, South Dakotans choose to keep mostly quiet about our great state… until today! That being said, let us take a look at some of the things that make us so unique, via these 12 incredible facts about South Dakota.

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With all of these incredible facts about South Dakota, we cannot imagine anyone not wanting to live here! What are your favorite things about South Dakota? Are you a native or transplant? We would love to hear your story and favorite things in the comments! For even more incredible facts about South Dakota that you may or may not already know, check out these 7 Things You Didn’t Know About The History Of South Dakota!

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Facts About South Dakota

June 11, 2019

What are the best things about South Dakota?

It is easier to ask what are the worst things about South Dakota, because the good outweighs the bad! As we just mentioned in this article, a few of the best things about South Dakota are our amazing residents, low cost of living, and gorgeous scenery galore. Do you need even more reasons to love South Dakota? How about the fact that there is always something to see or do, like one of our iconic landmarks, hikes, restaurants, or shops?!

Where are the best places in live in South Dakota? 

You really cannot go wrong with any place in South Dakota, but if you are looking for a good metropolitan area with lots of excitement, you cannot go wrong with Sioux Falls. SoDak’s biggest city boasts a low crime rate, plus tons of jobs, shopping, and various attractions. Do you love history? Then you will love Rapid City, which is home to just under 75,000 and is close to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and a number of historic towns. Is the small town life the best for you? Check out Hot Springs, which is also home to a ton of iconic attractions, killer restaurants, and one-of-a-kind shopping.

How many people live in South Dakota? 

According to the United States Census Bureau, South Dakota is home an estimated 882,235 residents.