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South Dakota Sunshine Law requires that public records be made available to the citizens of the state and all other interested persons for inspection and copying. Certain records are not open to the public and these exemptions to the rule are enumerated in the statutes. The state also offers a searchable website with many public documents available. South Dakota Codified laws also state that official meetings of the state or any public body of the state are open to the public. South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889. There are 66 counties in South Dakota. Pierre is the capital and Sioux Falls is the largest city in the state. South Dakota is famous for The Black Hills and Mount Rushmore National Monument. Thousands of people travel to see the heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln sculpted in the granite face of Mount Rushmore. The Badlands and the mountain carving of Crazy Horse, the Oglala Lakota warrior, riding his horse are also major attractions. The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation maintains a computerized criminal history system for background searches. This site offers fast and easy access to numerous South Dakota public records. Review the census data on the demographics of the state, the education and background history of its people. The Department of Health offers access to birth, death, marriage and divorce records as well help delving into your genealogy. Learn about criminal records and criminal background checks. Review the statistics on income and earnings of the residents as well as data on the types of firms and companies doing business in the state. The county links can give you insight as to how the local governments run, and you can access the city websites to see what services, entertainment and attractions are available to the citizens and visitors of South Dakota. Be sure to check out the ongoing news events and crime reports for South Dakota. Through the Unified Judicial System you can obtain court records, learn about current court cases, juror information and other legal news. These sources are updated regularly and new information added, so it is advisable to check this site frequently.

South Dakota Latest Crime Report
Total Violent Crime:2,682
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:25
Forcible Rape:585
Aggravated Assault:1,914
Total Property Crime:17,168
Larceny Theft:12,845
Motor Vehicle Theft:1,065
South Dakota Census Data
Information About People and Demographics
Total population of persons residing within the state in 2010 814,180
Estimate of the state's total residency as of April 1, 2000754,835
Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 20108%
Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 201059,336
April 1, 2000 complete count of statewide resident population754,844
Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age59,640
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age7%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age199,616
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age 25%
July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older15%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older117,732
July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents50%
State's white resident population recorded in 2010699,392
State's black resident population recorded in 201010,207
State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 201071,817
State's Asian resident population recorded in 20107,610
State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 2010394
Statewide 2010 resident population of two or more races17,283
Statewide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin22,119
Non Hispanic white resident population in 2010689,502
Statewide percentage of white residents in 201086%
Statewide percentage of black residents in 20101%
Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 20109%
Statewide percentage of Asian residents in 20101%
Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 20100%
Statewide percentage of Two or more races in 20102%
Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 20103%
Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white in 201085%

Vital Statistics

Births and deaths occurring in South Dakota
Births 200712,261
Deaths 20076,826
Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less in 200779
Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 200983%

Resident Background Information

Education and background history of South Dakota Residents
Percentage of foreign born population in the state from 2005 to 20092%
Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 20096%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 200989%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 200925%
Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 200971,811

Current Housing and Real Estate Data

Households located in South Dakota
Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-2009 16 Min
Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009365,563
Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 200942,361
Housing unit estimates - percentage change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 200913%
Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 69%
Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009$115,400
Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 200919%
Total number of households between 2005-2009314,674
Average size of households between 2005-20092

South Dakota Employment Data

Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 $23,445
2009 statewide income of median households in South Dakota$45,048
Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 200914%
The personal income of persons employed in 2007$28,454
Per capita income of persons employed in 2007$35,760
Labor force of civilian workers in 2009446,351
The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 200921,270
The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 5%
Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 564,481
Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 45,253
People employed by the government in 2007 80,724
Earnings by persons working in all industries in 200720,371,470
Average earnings per job in all industries in 200736,089
Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 25,689
The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 337,816
Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008 10%
Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS 57,094
Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 20071,622,751

People and Businesses

Firms and companies of South Dakota
Total number of firms located in the state for the year 200777,036
Total percentage of black owned private firms in 20070%
Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 20072%
Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 20070%
Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 0%
Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 20071%
Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 200722%
Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 13,051,128
Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 200711,400,476
Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 12,266,218
Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 15,390

Land Valuation

Property value and South Dakota territory
2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 3,691
The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 463,529
Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms43,666,403
Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year8,552,188
Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year10,634
Size in square miles of land as of 200075,885
Population per square mile in the year 201011
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South Dakota Recent Court filings
Recent divorce records, court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.
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South Dakota Missing Children
Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions


Endangered Missing: RUBY BLACKHORN (SD)

Endangered Missing: LANCE BLACKHORN (SD)


Endangered Runaway: JESELLE OSTERKAMP (SD)

South Dakota Recent Criminal Activities
Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity
Theft on 500 BLOCK OF E 6TH ST, Sioux Falls, 57103, SD (via spotcrime.com)

Assault on 1700 BLOCK OF S CLIFF AVE, Sioux Falls, 57105, SD (via spotcrime.com)

Other on 1000 BLOCK OF S GRANGE AVE, Sioux Falls, 57104, SD (via spotcrime.com)

Other on 800 BLOCK OF S MAIN AVE, Sioux Falls, SD (via spotcrime.com)

Other on 500 BLOCK OF S 3RD AVE, Sioux Falls, 57104, SD (via spotcrime.com)

Other on 1000 BLOCK OF N VAN EPS AVE, Sioux Falls, 57103, SD (via spotcrime.com)

South Dakota Missing People
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County, Latest Questions and Answers
Q: 2013 indictment list? (Rapid City SD)
by sarah

Q: Is there a way to view recent arrests in my county without searching by a specific person? (Minnehaha SD)
by shaunna
A:Generally the sheriffs department offers a inmate list where the recently arrested which are in custody appear. Minnehaha County Jail is under the sheriffs department and they're not showing an inmate search or list. It could be beneficial to contact them via the email address that is posted on their site and see if they respond and how. Their contact information is listed on their site. Reporters have to make foia requests from their public information officer in charge, but there are still restrictions between privacy and transparency.
by tl

Q: Any an all domestic violence charges on January 18th of 2013 (Sioux Falls SD)
by dillon

Q: How do I find out if I'm on a warrant list?
by gene
A:Oral is in Fall River county. When the city is too small or doesn’t have the resources for whichever reason, the county or state can have the information. In this case it's Fall River County, the Sheriff department may be the one that can show the name you're looking for http://fallriver.sdcounties.org/sheriff/warrant/ This is considering that the sheriff is the one that is issuing the warrant and not another agency. Checking is free and instant so there's nothing to lose, but not an absolute.
by al

Q: Would it helpful to run a background check on a contractor?
by al
A:License verification is not as readily available in South Dakota as in other states that providing an instant online check. If a background check company claims to provide a verification, not just for electrical work, but for all contractors, check the source of the record. Other than checking the status of the license, another approach to the contractor's background check is to look up court records. The South Dakota unified judicial system offers online civil and criminal online case searches that can reveal past lawsuits against the contractor raising red flags http://www.sdjudicial.com/courtinfo/cricivrecords.aspx. A civil money judgment search can also be conducted online through this service. South Dakota provides an online criminal history (CCH) system http://www.dci.sd.gov/Operations/Identification/CriminalHistory.aspx which includes misdemeanors and felonies with some restrictions.
by nick

Q: Warrant arrests records?
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Q: where can i find more information on child abuse in sioux falls from 2009-2011
by jane

Q: Missing child in Watertown sd
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