When South Dakotans sent their federal taxes in 2016, they paid less than the U.S. average, according to the National Priorities Project.
The average amount paid last year by South Dakotans was $11,842.
That was $2,208 less than the U.S. average of $14,051.
The highest-paying jurisdiction was Connecticut at $22,785, followed by the District of Columbia at $20,563 and New York at $19,782.
The lowest-paying jurisdiction was West Virginia at $8,607. Just above were Maine at $8,630 and Mississippi at $8,747.
South Dakota ranked No. 25 among the states and District of Columbia for average amount paid.
The S.D. average included $3,446 for healthcare; $2,773 for military; and $1,566 for interest on the federal debt.