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Finding demographic information using Census 2010  and American Community Survey data:

Go to American FactFinder

In the "Community Facts" section of the main page, enter your county or city in the seach box and click "GO."


The link under the 2010 Census and the first two links under American Community Survey will bring up reports that will have all the information you need to fill out the table with demographic, social and economic information for your community.

The "Population, Age, Sex, Race, Households and Housing..." link under 2010 Census opens the 2010 Demographic Profile table (DP-1). The first link, "Education, Marital Status...", under American Community Survey opens the Selected Social Characteristics table (DP02) and the second link, "Income, Employment...", opens the Selected Economic Characteristics table (DP03).

From the three tables, enter the required demographic information into your community table (see Sample Table link in box to right). If you want to copy/paste the data, follow the directions from the "Download" link. Caution: the sample table has fewer categories than the DP-1, DP02 and DP03 tables. Make sure to enter your data in the correct spot.

Click on "MAIN" in blue bar near the top of the screen. Repeat for your comparison geography (County).

Finding Vital Statistics

Birth and death rates plus the infant mortality rate for SD and SD counties as well as the U.S. can be found in the 2012 South Dakota Vital Statistics Report. This report will also give leading causes of death information for the U.S., SD and SD counties. The most current data on leading causes of death for the U.S. can also be found using the WISQARS Leading Causes of Deaths Reports, 1999-2007 from the CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control web site. Use the most recent date available for each location (U.S., state, and county) and note the year.

Use the custom age range option in the "advanced options" section of the WISQARS Leading Causes of Deaths Reports, 1999-2007 from the CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control web site to find the five leading causes of death for children ages 5-14 in the United States.

Links to the Dept. of Health web sites for other states are available from the CDC.

The following Reference titles will be available at the circulation desk.

2012 South Dakota Vital Statistics Report: A State and County Comparison of Leading Health Indicators. This report can be found online at the SD Dept. of Health web site.

Health Behaviors of South Dakotans: 2011 (Ref. RA407.4 .S6 H42 2011)

Finding Data Concerning Youth Risk Behaviors

South Dakota Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report: 2011 (Ref. RJ47.53 .S68 2011)

Youth Risk Behavior Survey data for SD and other states is available online from the CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

2013 South Dakota Kids Count Factbook (Ref. HV742 .S8 S693 2013)

Information on the status of children for other states can be found on the KIDS COUNT web site.

Additional Resources

Help!Line Center will identify the available health and human service agencies and programs in the state of South Dakota. You can search for assistance using keywords. You can also limit your search to show only those resources within a specific city or county. 2-1-1 Search is a search engine that finds 2-1-1 call centers or other information and referral related sites in the United States. There are 190 active 211 systems covering all or part of 38 states.

America's Health Rankings from United Health Foundation.

County Health Rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Healthy People 2020
Healthy People 2020 is organized into 39 topic areas with objectives. Within each topic area, there are 3 tabs. The Overview tab provides a brief introduction to the topic and its importance to the Nation's health. Under the Objectives tab, there is a list of objectives for that topic area. Each objective includes data sources, a baseline, and target measures. Under the Interventions & Resources tab, there is topic-specific clinical recommendations, evidence-based intervention strategies, and links to related consumer health information