Population of Cities in South Dakota (2019)

South Dakota is one of the smallest states in the country by population. According to 2017 estimates, the population of South Dakota is 868,799 residents. This state has just one city with a population of more than 100,000. This is Sioux Falls, with a total population of 171,544. There are ten cities with populations of at least 10,000, including the capital city of Pierre, which has 14,002 residents and is ranked 8th in the state in terms of population.

Incorporated municipalities in South Dakota can be classified as either cities or towns. There is one village in the state, which is Wentworth. Two cities are tied for the smallest population. Hillsview in McPherson County and White Rock in Roberts County each have a population of just three people. There are multiple other cities throughout the state that have populations of less than 100 people, including Lily in Day County with a population of four and Verdon in Brown County with a population of five inhabitants.

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South Dakota has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 11 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in South Dakota is Sioux Falls, with a population of 182,574 people.

Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and is the fastest-growing metro area in the state.

182,574

Rapid City

Rapid City was established on Rapid Creek, which gave the city its name.

76,007

Aberdeen

This college town is home to Presentation College and Northern State University.

29,516

Brookings

South Dakota State University, which is the largest college in the state, is located in Brookings.

24,591

Watertown

Homes in Watertown are more expensive than homes in any other city in the state.

22,514

Mitchell

This city was incorporated in 1883.

16,053

Yankton

Because of the Missouri River, Yankton is nicknamed River City.

14,560

Pierre

Pierre is South Dakota's capital city.

14,101

Huron

The South Dakota State Fair is held annually in Huron.

12,892

Spearfish

This city was founded in 1876 under the name Queen City.

12,197

Name 2019 Population Location
Sioux Falls182,574Map
Rapid City76,007Map
Aberdeen29,516Map
Brookings24,591Map
Watertown22,514Map
Mitchell16,053Map
Yankton14,560Map
Pierre14,101Map
Huron12,892Map
Spearfish12,197Map
Vermillion11,207Map
Brandon10,103Map
Box Elder9,531Map
Madison7,959Map
Sturgis7,249Map
Harrisburg6,466Map
Tea5,614Map
Belle Fourche5,544Map
Mobridge3,732Map
Dell Rapids3,696Map
Hot Springs3,597Map
Canton3,551Map
Hartford3,482Map
Milbank3,242Map
Lead3,016Map
Winner2,999Map
Summerset2,815Map
North Sioux City2,770Map
Lennox2,444Map
Flandreau2,425Map
Sisseton2,393Map
Chamberlain2,282Map
Redfield2,261Map
Fort Pierre2,250Map
Volga1,976Map
Beresford1,969Map
Custer1,965Map
Springfield1,947Map
Elk Point1,809Map
Webster1,799Map
Wagner1,583Map
Parkston1,547Map
Groton1,521Map
Miller1,390Map
Eagle Butte1,367Map
Salem1,339Map
Freeman1,338Map
Crooks1,318Map
Platte1,297Map
Mission1,287Map
Deadwood1,273Map
Britton1,259Map
Baltic1,212Map
Gregory1,208Map
Lemmon1,189Map
Garretson1,166Map
Clear Lake1,148Map
Gettysburg1,137Map
De Smet1,095Map
Martin1,095Map
Tyndall1,055Map
Hill City1,050Map
Parker1,046Map
Clark1,033Map
Worthing1,002Map
Whitewood961Map
Ipswich921Map
Centerville909Map
Wessington Springs903Map
Piedmont884Map
Arlington874Map
Eureka872Map
Wall860Map
Lake Andes847Map
Scotland819Map
Howard818Map
Marion812Map
Philip810Map
Viborg804Map
Faulkton768Map
Valley Springs739Map
Estelline736Map
Edgemont733Map
Aurora730Map
Plankinton730Map
Alcester718Map
Kadoka710Map
Elkton699Map
Woonsocket698Map
Highmore679Map
Selby667Map
Colton666Map
Onida659Map
New Underwood659Map
Armour654Map
Tripp647Map
Kimball646Map
Canistota636Map
Menno635Map
Castlewood624Map
White River623Map
Alexandria623Map
McLaughlin620Map
St. Francis603Map
Avon594Map
Waubay590Map
Colman588Map
Burke574Map
Humboldt571Map
Newell562Map
Lake Preston559Map
Corsica554Map
Veblen539Map
Dupree533Map
Presho516Map
Warner509Map
Timber Lake507Map
Wilmot490Map
Lake Norden484Map
Jefferson483Map
Oacoma482Map
Bridgewater478Map
Murdo476Map
White475Map
Montrose469Map
Big Stone City459Map
Bowdle459Map
Leola450Map
Mount Vernon444Map
Emery443Map
Bryant441Map
Irene433Map
Faith431Map
Hurley417Map
Tabor416Map
Rosholt414Map
Herreid395Map
Hoven393Map
Hermosa392Map
Gayville391Map
Wolsey388Map
Buffalo374Map
Hayti369Map
Florence366Map
White Lake366Map
Blunt355Map
Bison333Map
Hudson332Map
Keystone331Map
Ethan329Map
Langford326Map
Bristol325Map
Wakonda322Map
Roscoe301Map
Colome298Map
Pukwana296Map
Stickney289Map
Summit282Map
Egan282Map
Chancellor274Map
Alpena272Map
Bonesteel269Map
Kennebec264Map
Henry264Map
Iroquois258Map
New Effington253Map
Willow Lake245Map
Trent244Map
Pickstown233Map
Hecla232Map
South Shore229Map
Nisland227Map
Ramona223Map
Reliance222Map
Delmont216Map
Mellette215Map
Geddes214Map
Pollock214Map
Tulare211Map
Gary210Map
Wentworth209Map
Frederick207Map
St. Lawrence204Map
Bruce200Map
Toronto193Map
Hosmer188Map
Doland182Map
Letcher182Map
Roslyn181Map
Kranzburg174Map
Isabel173Map
Wessington171Map
Mission Hill167Map
Monroe167Map
Peever165Map
McIntosh163Map
Volin162Map
Frankfort151Map
Spencer151Map
Carthage148Map