August 30 // 9:00 AM MDT – Tune in below!
The recently published 2020 U.S. Census data shows that the South Dakota’s population increased by 72,487 since 2010. The state’s population was 814,180 in 2010. The population in 2020 is 886,667.
Pennington County gained about 9,000 people as the population was 100,948 in 2010 and 109,222 in 2020. The release of these numbers spurs the redistricting process across the nation. Local and state governments can now begin drawing the next set of government district maps across South Dakota. State lawmakers will draw new district lines for the state’s legislative districts to be approved by December 1. The maps will be in effect for 10 years after they are drawn.