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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 851,058 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 Falls106,262
2Rapid City55,520
3Yankton21,181
4Mitchell22,249
5Aberdeen24,408
6Sisseton1142
7Ellsworth Air Force Base1247
8Mission1568
9Kyle11,301
10Watertown12,061
11Madison13,190
12Spearfish14,244
13Vermillion110,038
14Brookings112,600

Largest South Dakota Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Aberdeen27,783
Agar68
Akaska47
Albee5
Alcester1,000
Alexandria679
Alpena291
Altamont37
Andover96
Arlington1,017
Armour881
Artas6
Artesian207
Ashton140
Astoria143
Aurora695
Avon666
Badger81
Baltic1,104
Bancroft19

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

Demographics

People

Total Population851,058
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+429,062
Age of the Population36.8

Families

% of people married52%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.5%
Median Earnings25+$33,634
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,966
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,476

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,825
% Above Poverty Level86%
% Below Poverty Level14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone29.8%
Median Gross Rent$676
Median House Value$146,700

Ancestry

German38.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.8%
Norwegian13.8%
Irish10.7%
English5.6%
Dutch4.6%
Swedish3.3%
French Except Basque2.3%
Czech2%
Danishn1.8%
Polish1.7%
Italian1.3%
Russian1.2%
Scottish1.1%
African0.7%
Canadian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Ethiopian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Somali0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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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

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South Dakota flag
South Dakota State Flag

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South Dakota State Seal

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South Dakota State Quarter

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