Department of Rural Sociology
The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with growth and decline of incorporated places (i.e. small towns and cities) in South Dakota. This purpose or objective is part of a broader focus concerning the growth and decline of incorporated places in South Dakota. The Department of Rural Sociology currently has three objectives in its communities research program: 1) to identify factors associated with population change in communities, 2) to determine the results of such change, and 3) to identify the kinds of adjustments needed to build communities which can grow and prosper in a constantly changing society.
small town population changes, out migration, in migration
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Field, D. R. and Dimit, R. M., "Population Change in South Dakota Small Towns and Cities" (1970). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 574.