Save as PDF State Facts

Autos Drive South Dakota Forward

Industry Impact

  • 30,844 30,844 Total Auto Jobs in State
  • 6.8% 6.8% of State Workforce
  • 4,865 4,865 Total Auto-Related Employers
  • $1.47B $1.47 Billion in Total 2017 Car Sales
  • 40,196 40,196 Total New Car Sales
Center For Automotive Research, "Contribution of the Automotive Industry," published January 2015; Employer figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by Dun & Bradstreet; Compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, sales figures represent new vehicle registrations between January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017.

Tax Revenue

  • $300.00M $300.00 Million in Total State Tax Revenue
  • 20% 20% of State Tax Revenue
  • $48M $48 Million in New Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $26M $26 Million in Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $13M $13 Million in Sales Taxes on Auto Parts and Services
  • $213.00M $213.00 Million in Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
  • $0 $0 in Auto Dealer Business Taxes and Estimated Dealer Title Fees
  • $0 $0 Income Taxes from Payments for Automakers, Suppliers and Dealers
Center For Automotive Research, “Assessment of Tax Revenue,” published January 2015

Registrations

922,774 Registered Vehicles

By Body Style

  • Cars 317,668 (34.43%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 222,723 (24.14%)
  • Pickups 284,972 (30.88%)
  • Vans/Minivans 63,997 (6.79%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 852,477 (92.38%)
  • Diesel 60,817 (6.59%)
  • Hybrid 5,884 (0.64%)
  • Electric 148 (0.02%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 231 (0.03%)
In South Dakota, the average age of vehicles is 13.1 years.
The national average age of vehicles is 11.2 years.
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by Hedges & Co as of December 31, 2017.

Sales

40,196 Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 7,431 (18.49%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 17,122 (42.60%)
  • Pickups 13,215 (32.88%)
  • Vans/Minivans 1,521 (3.78%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 36,754 (91.44%)
  • Diesel 2,870 (7.14%)
  • Hybrid 493 (1.23%)
  • Electric 33 (0.08%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 46 (0.11%)
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2017.

Auto-Related Activity at Ports

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • $1.18 Million Total Imports
  • $3.48 Million Total Exports

Economic Activity From 2017

  • $58,197 Total Imports
  • $145,786 Total Exports
Compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by USA Trade Online, figures represent port activity over the past decade and between January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017.

Fueling

  • Gasoline Stations 717
  • Electric Charging Stations 22
  • Biodiesel Stations 0
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 0
  • Hydrogen Stations 0
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 0
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 24
Compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, figures represent fueling stations as of May 9, 2018.

South Dakota Consumers

  • $36,693 $36,693 Average MSRP Per New Car
    National Average $31,696
  • $54,467 $54,467 Median Household Income
    National Average $56,516
  • $4,539 $4,539 Median Monthly Household Income
    National Average $4,710
  • $671 $671 Median Monthly New Car Payment
    National Average $576
  • 15% 15% Monthly Car Payment as a Percent of Monthly Income
    National Average 12%

Commuting to Work

  • Drive alone to work (80%)
  • Carpool to work (9%)
  • Take public transportation (0%)
  • Other (11%)
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 2016 and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Median Monthly New Car Payment computed for a 48-month loan based on MSRP with 20% down and an APR of 4.61 %.

South Dakota Automaker Facilities

93 Facilities
4,015 Employees
Compiled From Company Reports

Industry-Related Businesses

Business Facilities Employees
Motor Vehicles and Equipment 93 4,015
Suppliers, Parts and Tires 345 2,499
Motor Vehicle Dealers (New and Used) 393 5,684
Motor Vehicle Dealers (Used Only) 394 1,117
Auto Supply Stores 325 1,915
Gas Stations 717 4,794
Dealers (Special) 104 365
Property and Casualty Insurance 13 96
Car and Truck Rentals 178 792
Parking 12 66
Automotive Repair Shops 1,964 5,524
Carwashes And Other Service 327 1,336
Facility and employee figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by Dun & Bradstreet.

What Consumers Drive...

See how your state compares to the rest of the country.

See State Rankings