Population of Cities in South Dakota (2019)

0
Over 1 Million
1
100,000 to 1 Million
11
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 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
Sioux Falls182,574
Rapid City76,007
Aberdeen29,516
Brookings24,591
Watertown22,514
Mitchell16,053
Yankton14,560
Pierre14,101
Huron12,892
Spearfish12,197
Vermillion11,207
Brandon10,103
Box Elder9,531
Madison7,959
Sturgis7,249
Harrisburg6,466
Tea5,614
Belle Fourche5,544
Mobridge3,732
Dell Rapids3,696
Hot Springs3,597
Canton3,551
Hartford3,482
Milbank3,242
Lead3,016
Winner2,999
Summerset2,815
North Sioux City2,770
Lennox2,444
Flandreau2,425
Sisseton2,393
Chamberlain2,282
Redfield2,261
Fort Pierre2,250
Volga1,976
Beresford1,969
Custer1,965
Springfield1,947
Elk Point1,809
Webster1,799
Wagner1,583
Parkston1,547
Groton1,521
Miller1,390
Eagle Butte1,367
Salem1,339
Freeman1,338
Crooks1,318
Platte1,297
Mission1,287
Deadwood1,273
Britton1,259
Baltic1,212
Gregory1,208
Lemmon1,189
Garretson1,166
Clear Lake1,148
Gettysburg1,137
De Smet1,095
Martin1,095
Tyndall1,055
Hill City1,050
Parker1,046
Clark1,033
Worthing1,002
Whitewood961
Ipswich921
Centerville909
Wessington Springs903
Piedmont884
Arlington874
Eureka872
Wall860
Lake Andes847
Scotland819
Howard818
Marion812
Philip810
Viborg804
Faulkton768
Valley Springs739
Estelline736
Edgemont733
Aurora730
Plankinton730
Alcester718
Kadoka710
Elkton699
Woonsocket698
Highmore679
Selby667
Colton666
Onida659
New Underwood659
Armour654
Tripp647
Kimball646
Canistota636
Menno635
Castlewood624
White River623
Alexandria623
McLaughlin620
St. Francis603
Avon594
Waubay590
Colman588
Burke574
Humboldt571
Newell562
Lake Preston559
Corsica554
Veblen539
Dupree533
Presho516
Warner509
Timber Lake507
Wilmot490
Lake Norden484
Jefferson483
Oacoma482
Bridgewater478
Murdo476
White475
Montrose469
Big Stone City459
Bowdle459
Leola450
Mount Vernon444
Emery443
Bryant441
Irene433
Faith431
Hurley417
Tabor416
Rosholt414
Herreid395
Hoven393
Hermosa392
Gayville391
Wolsey388
Buffalo374
Hayti369
Florence366
White Lake366
Blunt355
Bison333
Hudson332
Keystone331
Ethan329
Langford326
Bristol325
Wakonda322
Roscoe301
Colome298
Pukwana296
Stickney289
Summit282
Egan282
Chancellor274
Alpena272
Bonesteel269
Kennebec264
Henry264
Iroquois258
New Effington253
Willow Lake245
Trent244
Pickstown233
Hecla232
South Shore229
Nisland227
Ramona223
Reliance222
Delmont216
Mellette215
Geddes214
Pollock214
Tulare211
Gary210
Wentworth209
Frederick207
St. Lawrence204
Bruce200
Toronto193
Hosmer188
Doland182
Letcher182
Roslyn181
Kranzburg174
Isabel173
Wessington171
Mission Hill167
Monroe167
Peever165
McIntosh163
Volin162
Frankfort151
Spencer151
Carthage148