Population of Cities in South Dakota (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
1
100,000 to 1 Million
10
10,000 to 100,000

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.

South Dakota has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 10 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in South Dakota is Sioux Falls, with a population of 171,544 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.

171,544

Rapid City

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

73,569

Aberdeen

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

28,102

Brookings

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

23,657

Watertown

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

22,073

Mitchell

This city was incorporated in 1883.

15,669

Yankton

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

14,557

Pierre

Pierre is South Dakota's capital city.

14,002

Huron

The South Dakota State Fair is held annually in Huron.

13,313

Spearfish

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

11,283

Name 2017 Population
Sioux Falls171,544
Rapid City73,569
Aberdeen28,102
Brookings23,657
Watertown22,073
Mitchell15,669
Yankton14,557
Pierre14,002
Huron13,313
Spearfish11,283
Vermillion10,738
Brandon9,856
Box Elder9,289
Madison7,258
Sturgis6,688
Belle Fourche5,696
Harrisburg5,498
Tea4,839
Dell Rapids3,706
Hot Springs3,532
Mobridge3,466
Canton3,331
Milbank3,192
Hartford3,025
Lead2,999
Winner2,825
North Sioux City2,731
Sisseton2,450
Chamberlain2,386
Redfield2,379
Flandreau2,303
Lennox2,272
Summerset2,239
Fort Pierre2,117
Beresford1,976
Springfield1,953
Custer1,952
Elk Point1,874
Volga1,865
Webster1,802
Wagner1,589
Groton1,508
Parkston1,488
Miller1,437
Eagle Butte1,349
Crooks1,329
Salem1,325
Freeman1,287
Platte1,266
Deadwood1,258
Clear Lake1,254
Gregory1,254
Britton1,242
Lemmon1,232
Mission1,215
Garretson1,201
Gettysburg1,164
Baltic1,132
De Smet1,072
Martin1,061
Clark1,050
Tyndall1,049
Hill City995
Parker993
Ipswich959
Worthing942
Whitewood919
Wessington Springs919
Arlington883
Wall877
Centerville868
Eureka844
Lake Andes840
Piedmont827
Scotland820
Howard790
Highmore779
Marion767
Valley Springs767
Viborg762
Alcester761
Estelline756
Philip751
Faulkton740
Edgemont739
Elkton731
Plankinton714
Kadoka707
Colton690
Kimball686
Armour686
McLaughlin679
New Underwood672
Onida663
Woonsocket659
Aurora650
Canistota638
Castlewood636
Selby634
Tripp630
Alexandria623
Newell595
Menno595
Corsica595
Burke589
Humboldt583
Colman576
White River575
Avon571
Lake Preston568
Waubay567
St. Francis566
Veblen537
Dupree527
Jefferson517
Wilmot504
Presho503
Bowdle502
White491
Timber Lake483
Warner482
Lake Norden480
Bridgewater476
Oacoma473
Montrose463
Murdo458
Big Stone City455
Emery454
Bryant453
Mount Vernon442
Leola440
Rosholt427
Herreid421
Gayville415
Faith414
Tabor412
Irene409
Hoven403
Hurley400
Wolsey398
Hermosa392
Hayti381
White Lake370
Florence370
Blunt359
Buffalo345
Keystone343
Bison339
Bristol327
Langford324
Ethan323
Roscoe316
Hudson316
Wakonda312
Summit291
Stickney285
Colome283
Pukwana282
Alpena275
Egan274
Bonesteel270
Henry264
Iroquois263
Kennebec260
Chancellor258
New Effington258
Willow Lake245
Nisland239
Trent233
Delmont232
Gary230
Pollock229
Hecla229
South Shore225
Pickstown221
Reliance218
Mellette218
Tulare215
Geddes214
Toronto210
Bruce208
Frederick204
Hosmer203
St. Lawrence198
Ramona194
Wentworth village193
Doland185
Wessington181
Kranzburg178
Roslyn176
Mission Hill176
McIntosh175
Letcher173
Peever169
Volin160
Monroe155
Frankfort154
Spencer151
Northville146
Isabel145