• The City of Sturgis, Meade County, and the State of South Dakota have maintained consistent growth over the past 30 years. Unemployment remains significantly lower than national average. South Dakota is a “right-to-work” state, with a solid work ethic. Meade County workers enjoy a short commute time with an average of 17 minutes.

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    Year Sturgis Meade County South Dakota
    2016 est 6,832 27,693 869,666
    2010 6,627 25,434 814,180
    2000 6,442 24,253 754,844
    1990 5,330 21,878 696,004
    1980 5,184 20,717 690,768

     

    Source: quickfacts.census.gov

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