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 834,708 people in South Dakota as per 2015 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 (IPEDS - 2015).

1 Sioux Falls 11 6,992
2 Rapid City 5 5,295
3 Yankton 2 1,254
4 Mitchell 2 2,115
5 Aberdeen 2 4,260
6 Sisseton 1 165
7 Ellsworth Air Force Base 1 376
8 Mission 1 641
9 Kyle 1 1,427
10 Watertown 1 1,654
11 Madison 1 3,047
12 Spearfish 1 4,489
13 Vermillion 1 10,061
14 Brookings 1 12,543

Largest South Dakota Cities and Towns

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Aberdeen 26,979
Agar 58
Akaska 35
Albee 7
Alcester 785
Alexandria 740
Alpena 296
Altamont 41
Andover 87
Arlington 1,010
Armour 902
Artas 6
Artesian 124
Ashton 164
Astoria 161
Aurora 704
Avon 618
Badger 70
Baltic 1,000
Bancroft 17

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Total Population 834,708
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 425,816
Age of the Population 36.8


% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.7%
Median Earnings25+ $32,396
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,077
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,304


Median Family Income $64,636
% Above Poverty Level 85.8%
% Below Poverty Level 14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 29.5%
Median Gross Rent $648
Median House Value $135,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 10.9%

Notable Places

Badlands (Park)
Badlands National Park
Interior, South Dakota 57750

Jewel Cave (Monument/Memorial)
11149 Bldg B12
Custer, South Dakota 57730

Minuteman Missile (Historic Site)
Minuteman Missile NHS
Philip, South Dakota 57567

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

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

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