Department of Rural Sociology
This is the 1970 Population Series Report No. 5. Census and vital statistics data for the decade 1960-1970 show the pattern of population change in South Dakota to be of special interest to persons concerned with population dynamics in a rural state. For example, South Dakota reversed the small population increases recorded for the years 1940 to 1960, losing 15,007 persons ( -2.2% ) during the 1960-1970 decade. The State's total population in 1970 was 665,507. Further, from 1960 to 1970 the total number of rural residents in South Dakota declined 44,455 persons, and of this number 98.9% represented losses from that portion of the State's population living on farms or in communities of less than 1,000 inhabitants.
South Dakota population, rural sociology, population studies
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Wagner, Robert T. and Riley, Marvin P., "Changes in Age Structure South Dakota Population 1960- 1970" (1973). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 620.