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South Dakota Dashboard

Project ID: 598
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Year Project Began:
Year of Latest Report:
Last Update: 06/19/16
Project LocationRapid City, South DAkota
State/ProvinceSouth Dakota
Lead OrganizationSouth Dakota Dashboard
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - State, Regional

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Geographic Scope (The level of geography at which the indicator data is collected):
Municipality, County, Metropolitan, Multi-County, State/Province

Issue Areas:
Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Transportation


Project Description

The South Dakota Dashboard is an online community information service that provides people with reliable, up-to-date trend data on South Dakota. We seek to provide citizens and community leaders with statewide and local data and statistics for decision-making, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life in our communities. Our geographic focus is South Dakota. We aggregate data at a multitude of levels including metropolitan/micropolitan regions, counties, cities, and American Indian reservations. Our data comes from many federal and state sources and is available in easy-to-use charts, graphs, and maps. We collect and manage this data with help from our partners at the Data Center at South Dakota State University, the Bush Foundation, and Wilder Research. This data covers a variety of statewide community indicators ranging from income, to diabetes, to youth, and can be broken down by all counties and major towns in South Dakota, as well as sorted by age, race, or gender. With each of the major topic areas, we also provide an "Overview" section that includes recent data-related news stories and posts that we have aggregated to provide context to the numbers. As the project grows, we hope these stories will help users get the analysis they need to support strategic planning, policymaking, and business development. In addition to our core activity of providing statewide content online, we provide a limited amount of free technical assistance and training to many local nonprofits, governments, researchers, and community organizations, as well as to the general public. We are also available on a fee-for-service basis to help with larger data projects, report writing, needs assessments, and assistance with grant proposals or reports. The South Dakota Dashboard is a project of the Black Hills Knowledge Network.

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Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes
We follow a model set forth by our tri-state partner Minnesota Compass. We currently have 20 indicators in the following categories: Demographics -Age -Children and Youth -Population Trends -Race Economy -GDP -Gross Sales -Jobs -Tourism Health -Disability -Disability 65+ -Health Insurance Coverage -Obesity -Diabetes Housing -Homeownership -Housing Cost-Burdened Workforce -Educational Attainment -Proportion of Adults Working Incomes -Median Income -Median Income 65+ -Poverty In the coming year, we expect to add Voter Turnout and High School Graduation Rates to our project

Does this project have Performance Measures?: No
Currently, we do not have the resources to track performance measures in addition to community indicators but hope to in the future.

Has this project integrated Community Indicators and Performance Measures?: No
Currently we do not have the staff capacity to undertake the CI-PM Integration Model but we hope to one day.

Contact Information

Callie Tysdal
South Dakota Dashboard
525 University Loop
Suite 202
Rapid City, SD 57701
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