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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 855,444 people in South Dakota as per 2017 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) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Sioux Falls96,371
2Rapid City55,351
3Yankton21,064
4Mitchell22,095
5Watertown22,125
6Aberdeen24,372
7Sisseton1197
8Ellsworth Air Force Base1295
9Mission1581
10Kyle11,246
11Madison13,307
12Spearfish14,178
13Vermillion110,261
14Brookings112,516

Largest South Dakota Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Aberdeen27,925
Agar76
Akaska45
Albee4
Alcester1,019
Alexandria670
Alpena311
Altamont21
Andover105
Arlington950
Armour888
Artas6
Artesian202
Ashton142
Astoria186
Aurora639
Avon711
Badger90
Baltic1,108
Bancroft14

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population855,444
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+432,243
Age of the Population36.8

Families

% of people married52.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.8%
Median Earnings25+$35,185
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,876
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,896

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,425
% Above Poverty Level86.1%
% Below Poverty Level13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone30%
Median Gross Rent$696
Median House Value$152,700

Ancestry

German38.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.7%
Norwegian13.8%
Irish10.4%
English5.7%
Dutch4.5%
Swedish3.2%
French Except Basque2.4%
Czech2%
Danishn1.8%
Polish1.7%
Italian1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Russian1.2%
African0.7%
Finnish0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Ethiopian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Luxemburger0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, 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

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South Dakota flag
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South Dakota State Seal

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South Dakota State Quarter

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