Population of Cities in South Dakota (2018)

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 179,836 people.

Rapid City

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

75,354

Aberdeen

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

29,149

Brookings

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

24,359

Watertown

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

22,400

Mitchell

This city was incorporated in 1883.

15,945

Yankton

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

14,562

Pierre

Pierre is South Dakota's capital city.

14,070

Huron

The South Dakota State Fair is held annually in Huron.

12,967

Spearfish

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

11,975

Name 2018 Population
Sioux Falls 179,836
Rapid City75,354
Aberdeen29,149
Brookings24,359
Watertown22,400
Mitchell15,945
Yankton14,562
Pierre14,070
Huron12,967
Spearfish11,975
Vermillion11,086
Brandon10,043
Box Elder 9,470
Madison7,781
Sturgis7,110
Harrisburg6,222
Belle Fourche5,581
Tea5,420
Dell Rapids3,699
Mobridge3,678
Hot Springs3,586
Canton3,496
Hartford3,368
Milbank3,229
Lead3,014
Winner2,953
North Sioux City2,757
Summerset2,674
Lennox2,406
Sisseton2,405
Flandreau2,394
Chamberlain2,311
Redfield2,287
Fort Pierre2,216
Beresford 1,969
Custer1,962
Volga1,954
Springfield1,948
Elk Point1,823
Webster1,802
Wagner1,584
Parkston1,535
Groton1,517
Miller1,400
Eagle Butte 1,361
Salem1,334
Freeman1,328
Crooks1,321
Platte1,289
Mission1,270
Deadwood1,270
Britton1,256
Gregory1,220
Lemmon1,198
Baltic1,192
Garretson1,175
Clear Lake1,174
Gettysburg1,143
De Smet1,089
Martin1,087
Tyndall1,053
Clark1,038
Hill City1,036
Parker1,033
Worthing987
Whitewood951
Ipswich931
Wessington Springs909
Centerville899
Arlington 876
Piedmont876
Eureka864
Wall864
Lake Andes845
Scotland819
Howard812
Marion801
Philip795
Viborg794
Faulkton761
Valley Springs746
Estelline741
Edgemont734
Alcester728
Plankinton726
Aurora709
Kadoka709
Elkton707
Highmore704
Woonsocket689
Colton672
Armour662
New Underwood662
Selby661
Onida659
Kimball657
Tripp644
Canistota636
McLaughlin635
Menno630
Castlewood627
Alexandria624
White River611
St. Francis594
Avon593
Colman585
Waubay585
Burke578
Humboldt574
Newell570
Corsica564
Lake Preston561
Veblen539
Dupree531
Presho513
Warner502
Timber Lake501
Wilmot493
Jefferson491
Lake Norden483
Oacoma480
White479
Bridgewater477
Murdo471
Bowdle470
Montrose467
Big Stone City458
Leola447
Emery445
Bryant444
Mount Vernon443
Irene 429
Faith427
Rosholt417
Tabor415
Hurley413
Herreid402
Gayville397
Hoven395
Hermosa392
Wolsey390
Hayti372
White Lake368
Florence367
Buffalo367
Blunt356
Bison334
Keystone334
Ethan329
Hudson328
Langford326
Bristol326
Wakonda320
Roscoe305
Pukwana296
Colome294
Stickney288
Summit284
Egan280
Alpena274
Bonesteel270
Chancellor270
Henry264
Kennebec263
Iroquois 259
New Effington254
Willow Lake245
Trent241
Hecla231
Pickstown230
Nisland230
South Shore228
Reliance221
Delmont220
Pollock218
Ramona217
Mellette216
Gary215
Geddes214
Tulare212
Frederick206
Wentworth205
St. Lawrence202
Bruce202
Toronto197
Hosmer192
Doland183
Letcher180
Roslyn180
Kranzburg175
Wessington 173
Mission Hill169
Peever166
Isabel166
McIntosh166
Monroe164
Volin162
Frankfort152
Spencer151
Conde145