South Dakota

South Dakota KIDS COUNT

  • South Dakota KIDS COUNT
  • 414 East Clark Street
  • Beacom School of Business
  • University of South Dakota
  • Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
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carole cochran, project director

The South Dakota KIDS COUNT Project provides a broad picture of how the South Dakota children are doing and provide parents, policymakers, advocates and others interested in the well-being of children with information they need to make informed decisions about policies and programs for children and families. 

Featured Data

Children under age 18 in poverty (estimate)
Poverty is related to every KIDS COUNT indicator because it is multidimensional. Poverty affects health, education, nutrition, participation and protection from harm, exploitation and discrimination. Growing up in poverty is one of the greatest threats to healthy child development.

Downloadable Resources

South Dakota Kids Count Fact Book
South Dakota State Legislative District Data
Facts on Kids
Regional Data
Head Start Fact Sheets