|SD growing faster than US|
|Thursday, 17 January 2013 12:17|
The state of South Dakota is growing! Those with the Black Hills Knowledge Network say according to the most recent U-S Census Data, for the first time in more than 50 years, the population of the Mount Rushmore State is growing faster than the overall population of the nation. From 2010 to 2012, the population of South Dakota grew by 2.4 percent compared to the national average of 1.7 percent. Coordinators with the Black Hills Knowledge Network attribute the growth to the economy. Jessica Boyd, Associate Project Coordinator, says, "So with the national economy struggling quite a bit these last few years, our state economy has remained much more stable, which has drawn a lot of people to the state with more stable jobs, a better chance at income and all that." Boyd says more data on the state's workforce and other demographic information will be released in the coming weeks and months.