Occupational Wages - Counties Included in Wage Areas
Balance of State (BOS) Areas
Beginning with data published in May 2016, occupational wage estimates are available for statewide South Dakota; the Rapid City, Sioux City and Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and two Balance of State (BOS) areas. The Balance of State Areas are East South Dakota and West South Dakota. Listed below are the counties included in each of the Balance of State Areas.
East Balance of State Area
Aurora, Beadle, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brown, Clark, Clay, Codington, Davison, Day, Deuel, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant, Hamlin, Hanson, Hutchinson, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Marshall, McPherson, Miner, Moody, Roberts, Sanborn, Spink, Yankton
West Balance of State Area
Bennett, Brule, Buffalo, Butte, Campbell, Charles Mix, Corson, Dewey, Douglas, Fall River, Gregory, Haakon, Hand, Harding, Hughes, Hyde, Jackson, Jones, Lawrence, Lyman, Mellette, Oglala Lakota, Perkins, Potter, Stanley, Sully, Todd, Tripp, Walworth, Ziebach
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Rapid City MSA
Custer, Meade, Pennington
Sioux City MSA
Union County, South Dakota; Plymouth and Woodbury counties, Iowa; Dakota and Dixon counties, Nebraska
Sioux Falls MSA
Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Turner
See definition of MSA.