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Cities in South Dakota

Nicknamed 'The Mount Rushmore State', South Dakota is located in Midwestern United States. It borders North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana.

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The Missouri River bisects the state into two geographically and socially distinct halves: East River and West River. There are 66 counties in the state. Pierre is the second least populous state capital in the US after Montpelier, Vermont.

Located on the Big Sioux River, Sioux Falls is the largest city in the state. Known as the "Gateway to the Black Hills", Rapid City lies near the iconic landmark Mount Rushmore and the historical "Old West" town of Deadwood. Aberdeen is a college town and third largest city in South Dakota. Brookings is home to South Dakota State University.

Watertown houses the Bramble Park Zoo and the Redlin Art Center. Mitchell is home to the Dakota Discovery Museum and the Corn Palace. Located on the Missouri River, Yankton was the first capital of Dakota Territory. The city of Sturgis hosts one of the largest annual motorcycle events in the world, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August. Huron hosts the South Dakota State Fair.

Spearfish, Madison, and Chamberlain are other notable cities in South Dakota.

Getting In and Around

Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD) is a regional hub in the state.

Train service is limited to freight networks such as BNSF Railwaym Canadian Pacific Railway, Dakota Southern Railway, and Sunflour Railroad.

I-90 (east-west) and I-29 (north-south) are primary interstate highways in South Dakota.

List of Cities in South Dakota

City NameCounty NamePopulation (2011)
Sioux FallsMinnehaha156,592
Rapid CityPennington69,200
AberdeenBrown26,297
BrookingsBrookings22,228
WatertownCodington21,658
MitchellDavison15,368
YanktonYankton14,564
PierreHughes13,860
HuronBeadle12,706
VermillionClay10,706
Spearfish Lawrence10,585
Brandon Minnehaha8,908
Box Elder Pennington7,908
SturgisMeade6,656
MadisonLake6,648
Belle FourcheButte5,675
Harrisburg Lincoln4,271
Tea Lincoln3,976
Dell Rapids Minnehaha3,684
Hot SpringsFall River3,653
Mobridge Walworth3,553
MilbankGrant3,305
CantonLincoln3,188
 
City NameCounty NamePopulation (2011)
Lead Lawrence3,154
WinnerTripp2,882
North Sioux City Union2,575
Hartford Minnehaha2,570
SissetonRoberts2,502
ChamberlainBrule2,400
RedfieldSpink2,355
FlandreauMoody2,337
Lennox Lincoln2,200
Fort PierreStanley2,135
CusterCuster2,103
Beresford Union2,049
Elk PointUnion2,003
Springfield Bon Homme1,977
WebsterDay1,896
Summerset Meade1,821
Volga Brookings1,784
Wagner Charles Mix1,581
Parkston Hutchinson1,488
MillerHand1,485
Groton Brown1,469
Eagle Butte Dewey1,335
SalemMcCook1,333




Last Updated Date: September 1st, 2017