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Land for Sale in South Dakota

Ideal Outdoor Country

With an estimated population of 877,790 and a land mass of 77,176 miles, South Dakota has the fifth least dense population in the United States. The bulk of the population and South Dakota properties for sale are on the eastern side of the state where the soil is ideal for farming.

South Dakota is the ideal place to live if you like being outdoors. There's ample opportunity for hunting, fishing ,skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and more. For those looking for land for sale in South Dakota, Land Broker Co-Op can help you find the perfect property. During the warm months, large chunks of the state's residents as well as tourists, flock to Lake Sharpe, Lewis and Clarke Lake, Cheyenne River, Missouri River, Missouri National Recreational River, Big Sioux River, Lake Francis Case, White River, James River, and Lake Oahe to engage in a wide assortment of water activities that range from rafting to fishing to swimming.

The summer months are also a popular time to set aside time to explore Crazy Horse Memorial Park, Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, the Mammoth Site and Hot Springs.

Land for Sale in South Dakota

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$6,900,000#SD940160

485 acres

Hermosa, SD 57744

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$28,000,000#SD1016549

12,669 acres

Burke, SD 57571

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$6,790,000#SD782096

3,080 acres

Fairburn, SD 57638

Buy Land in South Dakota by County

Aurora
Beadle
Bennett
Bon Homme
Brookings
Brown
Brule
Buffalo
Butte
Campbell
Charles Mix
Clark
Clay
Codington
Corson
Custer
Davison
Day
Deuel
Dewey
Douglas
Edmunds
Fall River
Faulk
Grant
Gregory
Haakon
Hamlin
Hand
Hanson
Harding
Hughes
Hutchinson
Hyde
Jackson
Jerauld
Jones
Kingsbury
Lake
Lawrence
Lincoln
Lyman
Marshall
McCook
McPherson
Meade
Mellette
Miner
Minnehaha
Moody
Pennington
Perkins
Potter
Roberts
Sanborn
Shannon
Spink
Stanley
Sully
Todd
Tripp
Turner
Union
Walworth
Yankton
Ziebach

South Dakota's Economy 

Prospective buyers exploring land for sale in South Dakota will find the the state’s economy relies heavily on:

  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing (food processing and electronics)
  • Mining (gold, construction sand, stone, gypsum, gravel, copper, and silver)
  • Tourism
  • Casinos

Anyone who is looking for a job would be well-advised to move to South Dakota. In October 2018, the state’s unemployment rate was 3.0% which is a full 7% below the national unemployment rate. The most densely populated cities in South Dakota are:

  • Sioux Falls
  • Rapid City
  • Aberdeen
  • Brookings
  • Watertown
  • Mitchell

Buying South Dakota properties is a great choice for anyone with aspirations for becoming a business owner. The state is considered one of the most business-friendly environments in the United States. Experts feel that the reasons businesses thrive in South Dakota is because the state has a dedicated workforce who are both reliable and hardworking. The lack of taxes the state government charges also appeals to business owners, since they can take the money they would have paid in taxes and reinvest it in their business.

Land for Sale - South Dakota 

With the exception of the acres that have been set aside for National and State parks, the bulk of South Dakota's land is reserved for agriculture purposes. South Dakota is home to more than 31,000 farms or ranches with each operation averaging 1,397 acres in size. The most fertile farms are found on the east side of the state and are used to produce:

  • Soybeans
  • Sunflowers
  • Wheat
  • Flaxseed
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Rye

While crops make up the biggest aspect of South Dakota properties, farmers also raise cattle and hogs. Many of the livestock producers own enough land to also grow their own feed.

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