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Cities and Towns

State of South Dakota

South Dakota, abbreviated "SD", is in the West North Central region of the U.S. Its capital is Pierre. There were 843,190 people in South Dakota as per 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on November 2, 1889.

Please explore the cities and towns of South Dakota, below.

Top South Dakota College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2014 (nces.ed.gov/ipeds).

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Sioux Falls 11 6,545
2 Rapid City 5 5,561
3 Yankton 2 1,207
4 Mitchell 2 2,252
5 Aberdeen 2 4,218
6 Sisseton 1 132
7 Ellsworth Air Force Base 1 235
8 Mission 1 581
9 Kyle 1 1,366
10 Watertown 1 1,846
11 Madison 1 3,145
12 Spearfish 1 4,395
13 Vermillion 1 9,971
14 Brookings 1 12,576

Largest South Dakota Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWN POPULATION
Aberdeen 27,418
Agar 71
Akaska 31
Albee 10
Alcester 847
Alexandria 671
Alpena 261
Altamont 28
Andover 94
Arlington 1,013
Armour 870
Artas 5
Artesian 168
Ashton 142
Astoria 141
Aurora 705
Avon 690
Badger 68
Baltic 1,070
Bancroft 20

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

People

Total Population 843,190
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 425,712
Age of the Population 36.8

Families

% of people married 52%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27%
Median Earnings25+ $32,601
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,434
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,706

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,237
% Above Poverty Level 85.9%
% Below Poverty Level 14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.5%
Median Gross Rent $655
Median House Value $140,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 10.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Badlands (Park)
Badlands National Park
Interior, South Dakota 57750
605-433-5361

Jewel Cave (Monument/Memorial)
11149 Bldg B12
Custer, South Dakota 57730
605-673-2288

Minuteman Missile (Historic Site)
Minuteman Missile NHS
Philip, South Dakota 57567
605-433-5552

Mount Rushmore (Monument/Memorial)
13000 Highway 244
Keystone, South Dakota 57751-0268
605-574-2523

Wind Cave (Park)
RR 1 Box 190
Hot Springs, South Dakota 57747-9430
605-745-4600

South Dakota flag
South Dakota State Flag

South Dakota seal
South Dakota State Seal

South Dakota quarter
South Dakota State Quarter

Info for South Dakota Government Officials

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