South Dakota

South Dakota

Redistricting Process: Single At-Large District Population Change (since 2000): 59,336
Legislature: Republican Seats: 1
Governor: Dennis Daugaard (R) Members of Congress: 1R
Party Control: N/A 2012: 39.9% Obama, 57.9% Romney

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At-Large District

Redistricting Analysis: South Dakota

The population of South Dakota following the 2010 census is recorded as 814,180 people. South Dakota’s population underwent sizable growth in the past decade, increasing by 7.9%. However, this was still far smaller than the national average of 9.6%. The estimated population as of 2012 is 833,354. White persons make up 84.4% of the population, Black persons 1.4%, American Indian and Alaska Native persons 8.9%, Asian persons 1.0%, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islander persons 0.1%, and Hispanic persons 2.9%. This data was collected in 2011. The state is not yet large enough to merit a second congressional seat, and as such, redistricting occurs on the state legislature level.