South Dakota State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-6-3

Election Vitals

Governor:Dennis Daugaard (R) re-election in 2014
Senator:Tim Johnson (D) re-election 2014
Senator:John Thune (R) re-election 2016

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 48.9%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 50.4%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 31.7%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 60.5%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 36.5%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 63.0%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 46.5%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 52.8%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 37.1%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 40.7%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 43.0%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 46.5%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 37.6%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 60.3%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 38.4%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 59.9%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 44.7%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 53.2%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 39.9%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 57.9%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tim Johnson Democratic 166,533 51.3%
Larry Pressler Republican 157,954 48.7%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
William Janklow Republican 166,621 64.0%
Bernie Hunhoff Democratic 85,473 32.9%
Bob Newland Libertarian 4,389 1.7%
Ronald Wieczorek Independent 3,704 1.4%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Daschle Democratic 162,884 62.1%
Ron Schmidt Republican 95,431 36.4%
Byron Dale Libertarian 3,796 1.4%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ron Schmidt Republican 26,540 52.0%
Alan Aker Republican 19,200 37.6%
John Sanders Republican 5,292 10.4%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Rounds Republican 189,920 56.8%
Jim Abbott Democratic 140,263 41.9%
James Carlson Independent 2,393 0.7%
Nathan Barton Libertarian 1,983 0.6%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Abbott Democratic 46,794 68.8%
Ron Volesky Democratic 11,481 16.9%
Jim Hutmacher Democratic 8,847 13.0%
Robert Hockett Democratic 915 1.3%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Rounds Republican 49,331 44.3%
Mark Barnett Republican 32,868 29.5%
Steve Kirby Republican 29,065 26.1%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tim Johnson Democratic 167,481 49.6%
John Thune Republican 166,957 49.5%
Kurt Evans Libertarian 3,070 0.9%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tim Johnson Democratic 65,438 94.8%
Herman Eilers Democratic 3,558 5.2%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Thune Republican 197,848 50.6%
Tom Daschle Democratic 193,340 49.4%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Rounds Republican 206,990 61.7%
Jack Billion Democratic 121,226 36.1%
Steve Willis Constitution 4,010 1.2%
Tom Gerber Libertarian 3,282 1.0%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Billion Democratic 22,527 61.9%
Dennis Wiese Democratic 13,862 38.1%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tim Johnson Democratic 237,889 62.5%
Joel Dykstra Republican 142,784 37.5%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joel Dykstra Republican 34,598 65.7%
Sam Kephart Republican 13,047 24.8%
Charles Gonyo Republican 4,983 9.5%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dennis Daugaard Republican 195,046 61.5%
Scott Heidepriem Democratic 122,037 38.5%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dennis Daugaard Republican 42,261 50.4%
Scott Munsterman Republican 14,726 17.6%
Dave Knudson Republican 13,218 15.8%
Gordon Howie Republican 10,426 12.4%
Ken Knuppe Republican 3,186 3.8%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Thune Republican 227,947 100.0%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Susan Wismer Democratic 15,311 55.5%
Joe Lowe Democratic 12,283 44.5%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dennis Daugaard Republican 60,017 80.9%
Lora Hubbel Republican 14,196 19.1%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Rounds Republican 41,377 55.5%
Larry Rhoden Republican 13,593 18.2%
Stace Nelson Republican 13,179 17.7%
Annette Bosworth Republican 4,283 5.7%
Jason Ravnsborg Republican 2,066 2.8%

State Demographics

Population 833,354
Percentage White 85.4%
Percentage Black 1.6%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 8.8%
Percentage Asian 1.1%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.1%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.1%
Percentage Other Race 0.9%
 
Percentage Hispanic 3.0%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 83.8%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 1.5%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.6%
 
Median Household Income $48,362
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 47.6%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 13.4%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 10.2%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 28.5%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 65.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 2.4%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 14.5%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 51.2%
Percentage with a College Degree 26.3%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 35.2%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 23.5%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 13.0%
 
Unemployment rate 3.3%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.1%
 
Percentage Married Couples 49.3%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 18.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.2%

Last updated 12:16am December 25, 2014