South Dakota

Population Density
People per square mile, 1990:
9.17
People per square mile, 2000:
9.95




Historic & Projected Growth
1790 to 2030


Year Population Year Population Year Population
1790 0 1880 98,268 1970 666,257
1800 0 1890 348,600 1980 690,768
1810 0 1900 401,570 1990 696,004
1820 0 1910 583,888 2000 754,844
1830 0 1920 636,547 2010 786,399
1840 0 1930 692,849 2020 801,939
1850 0 1940 642,961 2030 800,462
1860 4,837 1950 652,740
1870 11,776 1960 680,514




Population By County

Census 2000 Population Change Percent Change
SOUTH DAKOTA 754,844 58,840 8.5
Aurora County 3,058 -77 -2.5
Beadle County 17,023 -1,230 -6.7
Bennett County 3,574 368 11.5
Bon Homme County 7,260 171 2.4
Brookings County 28,220 3,013 12.0
Brown County 35,460 -120 -0.3
Brule County 5,364 -121 -2.2
Buffalo County 2,032 273 15.5
Butte County 9,094 1,180 14.9
Campbell County 1,782 -183 -9.3
Charles Mix County 9,350 219 2.4
Clark County 4,143 -260 -5.9
Clay County 13,537 351 2.7
Codington County 25,897 3,199 14.1
Corson County 4,181 -14 -0.3
Custer County 7,275 1,096 17.7
Davison County 18,741 1,238 7.1
Day County 6,267 -711 -10.2
Deuel County 4,498 -24 -0.5
Dewey County 5,972 449 8.1
Douglas County 3,458 -288 -7.7
Edmunds County 4,367 11 0.3
Fall River County 7,453 100 1.4
Faulk County 2,640 -104 -3.8
Grant County 7,847 -525 -6.3
Gregory County 4,792 -567 -10.6
Haakon County 2,196 -428 -16.3
Hamlin County 5,540 566 11.4
Hand County 3,741 -531 -12.4
Hanson County 3,139 145 4.8
Harding County 1,353 -316 -18.9
Hughes County 16,481 1,664 11.2
Hutchinson County 8,075 -187 -2.3
Hyde County 1,671 -25 -1.5
Jackson County 2,930 119 4.2
Jerauld County 2,295 -130 -5.4
Jones County 1,193 -131 -9.9
Kingsbury County 5,815 -110 -1.9
Lake County 11,276 726 6.9
Lawrence County 21,802 1,147 5.6
Lincoln County 24,131 8,704 56.4
Lyman County 3,895 257 7.1
McCook County 5,832 144 2.5
McPherson County 2,904 -324 -10.0
Marshall County 4,576 -268 -5.5
Meade County 24,253 2,375 10.9
Mellette County 2,083 -54 -2.5
Miner County 2,884 -388 -11.9
Minnehaha County 148,281 24,472 19.8
Moody County 6,595 88 1.4
Pennington County 88,565 7,222 8.9
Perkins County 3,363 -569 -14.5
Potter County 2,693 -497 -15.6
Roberts County 10,016 102 1.0
Sanborn County 2,675 -158 -5.6
Shannon County 12,466 2,564 25.9
Spink County 7,454 -527 -6.6
Stanley County 2,772 319 13.0
Sully County 1,556 -33 -2.1
Todd County 9,050 698 8.4
Tripp County 6,430 -494 -7.1
Turner County 8,849 273 3.2
Union County 12,584 2,395 23.5
Walworth County 5,974 -113 -1.9
Yankton County 21,652 2,400 12.5
Ziebach County 2,519 299 13.5

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census


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