• 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 21 minutes.

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    Year Sturgis/57785 Meade County South Dakota
    2020 10,912 28,997 897,157
    2019 10,791 28,664 889,732
    2018 10,654 28,331 882,232
    2017 10,750 27,966 873,283
    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

    2017/2018/2019/2020 stats: Emsi Q2 2020 Data Set (2020 stats as of 7-20-20)

    prior years https://data.census.gov

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