Here’s a Bunch of South Dakota Number Twos
South Dakota comes in at number one on a lot of best of lists, and of course it’s number one in our hearts. But, we can’t always be in the top spot. Sometime South Dakota drops a notch to the two spot. There’s nothing wrong with a number two finish. I may stink, but it’s nothing to hold your nose at.
So here’s a few times that South Dakota dropped in at a big number 2.
Smallest State Capital
Pierre is the second smallest state capital in the United States. Pierre's population is 14,000 people. Montpelier, Vermont is the smallest at 7,600.
Second in Nation for Honey Production just behind North Dakota. The 605 produced 19.9 million pounds of honey in 2016. (Source)
South Dakota is second in the nation for concealed carry permits (Source)
Second in Nation for Pharmacy grads. SDSU is just behind University of Washington in grads that pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination on their first attempt (Source)
Wind Energy Electricity Generation
South Dakota is second in the nation for its share of wind energy electricity generation (Source)
Hay and Alfalfa Inventory
South Dakota is ranked second in Hay and Alfalfa inventory (Source)
College of Nursing
SDSU’s College of Nursing was named second in the list of 50 best value bachelor of science in nursing programs (Source)
South Dakota is second in two-year graduation rate (Source)
South Dakota in number two in lowest commute time (Source)