10 Largest Cities in South Dakota

  • Sioux Falls (190,519)
  • Rapid City (77,525)
  • Aberdeen (29,180)
  • Brookings (25,149)
  • Watertown (22,285)
  • Mitchell (15,568)
  • Yankton (14,676)
  • Huron (14,280)
  • Pierre (14,034)
  • Spearfish (12,084)
The largest city in South Dakota is Sioux Falls with a population of 190,519. Ola is the fastest growing city in South Dakota over the past 10 years, having grown since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Sioux Falls190,519154,52623.29%940
2Rapid City77,52568,61812.98%547
3Aberdeen29,18026,21611.31%702
4Brookings25,14922,13913.60%721
5Watertown22,28521,5213.55%475
6Mitchell15,56815,2661.98%524
7Yankton14,67614,4651.46%660
8Huron14,28012,60113.32%580
9Pierre14,03413,6832.57%416
10Spearfish12,08410,53314.73%284
11Vermillion10,96110,5543.86%927
12Brandon10,4768,97016.79%752
13Box Elder10,1547,85729.24%266
14Rapid Valley9,4758,26014.71%568
15Madison7,6116,53816.41%637
16Sturgis7,2876,6359.83%471
17Harrisburg6,9884,17367.46%737
18Tea6,4443,85267.29%1,288
19Belle Fourche5,5385,617-1.41%242
20Pine Ridge3,7113,30812.18%505
21Dell Rapids3,6493,6350.39%662
22Hartford3,6222,54342.43%526
23Mobridge3,6203,4644.50%713
24Canton3,5453,09614.50%417
25Hot Springs3,4493,709-7.01%307
26Blackhawk3,1482,8928.85%257
27Milbank3,1023,349-7.38%424
28Dakota Dunes3,067478
29Lead2,9773,131-4.92%558
30North Sioux City2,9632,54116.61%427
31Summerset2,9491,85558.98%423
32Winner2,8122,929-3.99%473
33Lennox2,5302,13718.39%622
34Sisseton2,4582,4500.33%596
35Chamberlain2,4582,3892.89%146
36North Spearfish2,3392,2215.31%292
37Redfield2,3242,372-2.02%466
38Flandreau2,3172,339-0.94%481
39North Eagle Butte2,1911,95412.13%93
40Colonial Pine Hills2,1462,493-13.92%53
41Fort Pierre2,1382,0971.96%265
42Volga2,1021,78517.76%851
43Beresford1,9762,014-1.89%428
44Springfield1,9401,983-2.17%727
45Custer1,8912,019-6.34%289
46Elk Point1,8371,970-6.75%520
47Webster1,7441,892-7.82%415
48Rosebud1,7151,5878.07%51
49Wagner1,5661,572-0.38%320
50Oglala1,5481,29020.00%48
51Groton1,5291,4604.73%337
52Parkston1,5191,5140.33%450
53Porcupine1,5171,06242.84%61
54Britton1,4201,23814.70%753
55Deadwood1,3741,2985.86%108
56Miller1,3631,484-8.15%531
57Crooks1,3501,2716.22%678
58Freeman1,3101,3080.15%432
59Eagle Butte1,2961,317-1.59%427
60Salem1,2851,347-4.60%397
61Clear Lake1,2851,2711.10%160
62Mission1,2821,1887.91%843
63Platte1,2781,2333.65%479
64Gregory1,2751,294-1.47%286
65Fort Thompson1,2601,282-1.72%47
66Baltic1,2521,08715.18%655
67Lemmon1,1891,225-2.94%443
68Garretson1,1451,170-2.14%304
69Clark1,0811,138-5.01%322
70Gettysburg1,0801,187-9.01%217
71Martin1,0691,0690.00%736
72Parker1,0541,0233.03%353
73De Smet1,0491,087-3.50%350
74Tyndall1,0451,066-1.97%256
75Hill City1,0289399.48%316
76Worthing1,01788015.57%700
77Whitewood9899345.89%599
78Antelope97882618.40%165
79Kyle96684614.18%253
80Wessington Springs948965-1.76%203
81Green Valley9469281.94%95
82Wanblee94072529.66%169
83Goodwill93451382.07%478
84Piedmont9198834.08%270
85Lake Madison90568332.50%74
86Ipswich901955-5.65%260
87Centerville8868850.11%475
88Wall87277412.66%155
89Aurora85152960.87%569
90Arlington830914-9.19%187
91Eureka828864-4.17%343
92Lake Andes8268220.49%427
93Shindler82558441.27%212
94Scotland825840-1.79%356
95Philip8047793.21%522
96Ashland Heights7967545.57%105
97Marion7867850.13%350
98Lower Brule78561328.06%834
99Viborg7847810.38%754
100Estelline764769-0.65%312
101Plankinton7587096.91%383
102Howard736848-13.21%296
103Alcester735809-9.15%850
104Valley Springs729761-4.20%301
105Elkton726732-0.82%188
106Faulkton720738-2.44%274
107Woonsocket7166549.48%353
108Kadoka7146598.35%121
109McLaughlin6976644.97%666
110Kimball694702-1.14%87
111Edgemont688766-10.18%193
112Highmore685796-13.94%140
113Armour674696-3.16%276
114Colton673686-1.90%371
115New Underwood6686581.52%232
116Selby6626423.12%359
117Castlewood6566284.46%220
118Alexandria6416134.57%397
119Tripp638646-1.24%415
120Canistota633654-3.21%436
121Onida631663-4.83%362
122Menno6286034.15%466
123Parmelee61956210.14%42
124Avon6105903.39%365
125Burke598604-0.99%413
126Veblen59452912.29%730
127Corsica588591-0.51%271
128Colman582596-2.35%119
129St. Francis5745386.69%612
130Newell571610-6.39%218
131White River567576-1.56%420
132Waubay567576-1.56%151
133Humboldt559588-4.93%349
134Lake Preston546597-8.54%278
135Johnson Siding542659-17.75%56
136Lake Norden5164709.79%233
137Wilmot5154983.41%373
138Meadow View Addition515538-4.28%184
139Timber Lake51244515.06%486
140Jefferson500551-9.26%378
141White4934822.28%218
142Presho492497-1.01%283
143Blucksberg Mountain4924626.49%284
144Warner4844575.91%669
145Marty48440220.40%58
146Dupree474531-10.73%467
147Bowdle474525-9.71%287
148Lake Poinsett468493-5.07%37
149Oacoma4644571.53%69
150Bryant4634571.31%341
151Bridgewater461490-5.92%158
152Wounded Knee45638219.37%165
153Big Stone City456471-3.18%147
154Anderson45037121.29%177
155Allen4504207.14%54
156Emery445449-0.89%376
157Montrose443470-5.74%415
158Murdo441492-10.37%270
159Rosholt4394243.54%573
160Leola432457-5.47%225
161Wolsey42737713.26%73
162Mount Vernon422461-8.46%469
163Faith4194160.72%135
164Irene414419-1.19%626
165Herreid411441-6.80%114
166Tabor408420-2.86%416
167Hermosa4084021.49%328
168Hurley407412-1.21%255
169Hayti4003824.71%500
170Manderson-White Horse Creek393626-37.22%26
171Gayville387409-5.38%729
172White Lake3813683.53%363
173Florence3713710.00%207
174Bullhead3623484.02%46
175Langford35931215.06%451
176Hoven358409-12.47%451
177Renner Corner35730517.05%107
178Blunt351355-1.13%278
179Hudson34929717.51%477
180Buffalo3423284.27%239
181Keystone3393341.50%46
182Chester33126126.82%157
183Bison330333-0.90%128
184Pine Lakes Addition313314-0.32%687
185Bristol312340-8.24%231
186Ethan309330-6.36%482
187Pukwana3082944.76%156
188Wakonda305322-5.28%305
189Agency Village30518168.51%21
190Okreek30426913.01%3
191Spring Creek30326813.06%11
192Summit3002980.67%211
193Alpena2942911.03%70
194Roscoe293329-10.94%283
195Bonesteel2822752.55%308
196Little Eagle278319-12.85%77
197Colome278297-6.40%376
198Stickney271283-4.24%390
199Soldier Creek26922718.50%8
200Iroquois2692651.51%167
201Chancellor2692632.28%468
202Egan267278-3.96%97
203Henry262266-1.50%70
204New Effington256257-0.39%378
205Kennebec2482403.33%112
206Willow Lake246260-5.38%255
207Pickstown23520415.20%148
208Norris23215252.63%103
209Trent231232-0.43%86
210Gary2302261.77%119
211Hecla225227-0.88%252
212Pollock222241-7.88%267
213Mellette2212105.24%333
214Ramona22017525.71%310
215Bath22017227.91%292
216South Shore219224-2.23%61
217Delmont219233-6.01%111
218Reliance21719113.61%77
219Nisland216226-4.42%310
220Tulare2152073.86%325
221Toronto2122110.47%266
222Wentworth20917221.51%318
223Bruce2092042.45%218
224Geddes208211-1.42%110
225Frederick2032011.00%202
226Long Hollow1981923.13%5
227La Plant19817115.79%8
228St. Lawrence196198-1.01%221
229Letcher19317311.56%121
230Wessington18816811.90%192
231Hosmer187207-9.66%73
232Brant Lake South187137
233Doland1861822.20%122
234Two Strike182209-12.92%4
235McIntosh1791695.92%95
236Whitehorse17814126.24%25
237Kranzburg1741721.16%88
238Roslyn170183-7.10%334
239Volin1691614.97%331
240Peever167169-1.18%520
241Morningside16710559.05%125
242Mission Hill164177-7.34%193
243Monroe1611600.63%164
244Isabel16013518.52%68
245Frankfort1581496.04%77
246White Horse153276-44.57%19
247Northville1521436.29%156
248Artesian15213810.14%106
249Spencer149153-2.61%215
250Goodwin1491452.76%121
251Conde1481405.71%101
252Columbia1421364.41%36
253Mansfield14123
254Buffalo Gap14112711.02%178
255Astoria1381380.00%339
256Westport1371333.01%225
257Midland1371287.03%154
258Lesterville1331274.72%255
259Dimock1321310.76%297
260Claremont1321273.94%203
261Central City132134-1.49%345
262Cavour13211415.79%124
263Java1301290.78%102
264Sinai1291198.40%135
265Dallas1291207.50%98
266Carthage126143-11.89%33
267Ashton1261223.28%111
268Richland1248
269Pierpont123135-8.89%319
270Yale12210812.96%324
271St. Onge122191-36.13%35
272Oelrichs122130-6.15%129
273Corn Creek12210516.19%23
274Harrold121124-2.42%175
275Forestburg11987
276Harrison118422
277Fairfax1181152.61%151
278Vivian115119-3.36%26
279Oldham114132-13.64%179
280Batesland1141085.56%516
281Eden1108923.60%277
282Herrick1091053.81%82
283Corona1091090.00%166
284Brandt1091080.93%33
285Glenham1081052.86%128
286Stockholm107108-0.93%95
287Revillo106115-7.83%245
288Cresbard1061050.95%99
289Pringle105113-7.08%167
290Interior1039310.75%30
291Hitchcock1029112.09%144
292Vale101136-25.74%26
293Canova99104-4.81%122
294Badger99102-2.94%36
295Fairburn988515.29%116
296Fulton92911.10%42
297Hazel9091-1.10%144
298Davis89872.30%80
299Dante89845.95%69
300Winfred8834
301Wallace8485-1.18%244
302Andover8291-9.89%117
303Wasta81801.25%163
304Sherman81783.85%122
305Brentford80773.90%190
306Bradley80739.59%126
307Aurora Center79707
308Claire City78762.63%165
309Agar78762.63%147
310Stratford77726.94%119
311Olivet74740.00%142
312New Witten7479-6.33%103
313Bath Corner74164
314Twin Brooks73695.80%69
315Morristown73687.35%80
316Fairview725922.03%325
317Utica70657.69%102
318Strandburg6972-4.17%357
319Ortley69656.15%12
320La Bolt6768-1.47%109
321Fruitdale67644.69%94
322Draper6683-20.48%39
323Mound City6471-9.86%195
324Camp Crook64623.23%177
325Bushnell6465-1.54%35
326Wood63613.28%99
327Ravinia63613.28%98
328Quinn635612.50%20
329Orient6263-1.59%82
330Brant Lake625121.57%155
331Ree Heights6162-1.61%79
332Lane61601.67%51
333Garden City615315.09%60
334Ferney6023
335Nunda584334.88%22
336Lake City585113.73%102
337Raymond575014.00%84
338Belvidere575111.76%29
339Grenville55533.77%90
340Akaska524223.81%33
341Ward50500.00%66
342Turton50484.17%53
343Naples48449.09%133
344Waverly4718
345Vienna474211.90%22
346Hetland4551-11.76%152
347Lebanon4247-10.64%31
348Erwin4245-6.67%34
349Dolton40378.11%60
350Cow Creek398
351Seneca38380.00%35
352Tolstoy3740-7.50%78
353Broadland353112.90%13
354Altamont34340.00%10
355Rockham33330.00%26
356Storla3298
357Running Water316
358Long Lake31310.00%43
359Marvin30300.00%21
360Chelsea29277.41%35
361Kaylor2817
362Crocker273
363Milltown2320
364Fedora233
365New Holland2170
366Bancroft211910.53%35
367Virgil191618.75%7
368Vilas1920-5.00%3
369Butler17170.00%23
370Albee17166.25%50
371Gann Valley1678
372Onaka15150.00%22
373Green Grass151
374Farmer10100.00%47
375Cottonwood10911.11%4
376Wetonka880.00%13
377Artas79-22.22%26
378Okaton6
379Lowry660.00%9
380Verdon550.00%8
381Prairie City51
382St. Charles48
383Lily440.00%5
384White Rock330.00%1
385Hillsview330.00%2
386Roswell22
387Ola
388Loomis
389Kidder
390Hamill
391Caputa
392Buffalo Chip
393Bijou Hills

Top 393 Cities in South Dakota by Population

has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 12 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in is , with a population of 186,201 people.

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.

Map of Cities in South Dakota

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates