100 Biggest Cities In South Dakota For 2021

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in South Dakota. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 80 cities and places in South Dakota.

We all love the biggest cities that the Mount Rushmore State has to offer. You know the places like Sioux Falls and Rapid City which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in South Dakota that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in South Dakota with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in South Dakota, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in South Dakota, check out:

The 10 Biggest Cities In South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 177,117
Population 2010: 148,848
Growth: 19.0%
More on Sioux Falls: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Rapid City, SD
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 75,258
Population 2010: 66,144
Growth: 13.8%
More on Rapid City: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Aberdeen, SD
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 28,225
Population 2010: 25,713
Growth: 9.8%
More on Aberdeen: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Brookings, SD
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 24,108
Population 2010: 21,466
Growth: 12.3%
More on Brookings: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Watertown, SD
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 22,166
Population 2010: 21,318
Growth: 4.0%
More on Watertown: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Mitchell, SD
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 15,727
Population 2010: 15,166
Growth: 3.7%
More on Mitchell: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Yankton, SD
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 14,573
Population 2010: 14,243
Growth: 2.3%
More on Yankton: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Pierre, SD
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 13,961
Population 2010: 13,604
Growth: 2.6%
More on Pierre: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Huron, SD
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 13,282
Population 2010: 12,114
Growth: 9.6%
More on Huron: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Spearfish, SD
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 11,547
Population 2010: 10,195
Growth: 13.3%
More on Spearfish: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Largest Cities In South Dakota

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Mount Rushmore State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in South Dakota from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Sioux Falls.

The smallest? Hill City, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in South Dakota

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in South Dakota.

Have fun snacking around in the Mount Rushmore State!

For more reading on South Dakota, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In South Dakota

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Sioux Falls 177,117 148,848 19.0%
2 Rapid City 75,258 66,144 13.8%
3 Aberdeen 28,225 25,713 9.8%
4 Brookings 24,108 21,466 12.3%
5 Watertown 22,166 21,318 4.0%
6 Mitchell 15,727 15,166 3.7%
7 Yankton 14,573 14,243 2.3%
8 Pierre 13,961 13,604 2.6%
9 Huron 13,282 12,114 9.6%
10 Spearfish 11,547 10,195 13.3%
11 Vermillion 10,753 10,517 2.2%
12 Brandon 9,934 8,233 20.7%
13 Box Elder 9,683 7,686 26.0%
14 Rapid Valley 9,114 8,130 12.1%
15 Madison 7,261 6,381 13.8%
16 Sturgis 6,796 6,617 2.7%
17 Harrisburg 6,087 3,559 71.0%
18 Belle Fourche 5,616 5,565 0.9%
19 Tea 5,397 3,453 56.3%
20 Pine Ridge 3,682 4,035 -8.7%
21 Dell Rapids 3,660 3,516 4.1%
22 Hot Springs 3,509 3,797 -7.6%
23 Canton 3,447 3,086 11.7%
24 Mobridge 3,385 3,217 5.2%
25 Hartford 3,220 2,406 33.8%
26 Milbank 3,166 3,371 -6.1%
27 Dakota Dunes 3,156 2,611 20.9%
28 Blackhawk 3,057 2,628 16.3%
29 Lead 2,985 3,107 -3.9%
30 North Sioux City 2,837 2,451 15.7%
31 Winner 2,826 2,930 -3.5%
32 Redfield 2,583 2,264 14.1%
33 Chamberlain 2,565 2,342 9.5%
34 Lennox 2,505 2,389 4.9%
35 Summerset 2,477 1,717 44.3%
36 Sisseton 2,468 2,485 -0.7%
37 Flandreau 2,458 2,435 0.9%
38 Colonial Pine Hills 2,396 2,656 -9.8%
39 Beresford 2,291 2,000 14.6%
40 Custer 2,282 2,594 -12.0%
41 North Spearfish 2,278 1,980 15.1%
42 Fort Pierre 2,240 2,140 4.7%
43 North Eagle Butte 2,220 1,902 16.7%
44 Elk Point 2,176 1,945 11.9%
45 Springfield 2,056 1,729 18.9%
46 Volga 1,926 1,749 10.1%
47 Rosebud 1,703 1,843 -7.6%
48 Britton 1,678 1,473 13.9%
49 Groton 1,673 1,555 7.6%
50 Webster 1,673 1,745 -4.1%
51 Parkston 1,653 1,305 26.7%
52 Oglala 1,612 1,732 -6.9%
53 Deadwood 1,548 949 63.1%
54 Platte 1,533 1,292 18.7%
55 Gregory 1,507 1,376 9.5%
56 Wagner 1,482 1,705 -13.1%
57 Porcupine 1,470 916 60.5%
58 Freeman 1,459 1,323 10.3%
59 Miller 1,421 1,596 -11.0%
60 Clear Lake 1,393 1,385 0.6%
61 Clark 1,370 1,331 2.9%
62 Mission 1,310 599 118.7%
63 Gettysburg 1,294 1,218 6.2%
64 Crooks 1,279 1,292 -1.0%
65 Garretson 1,263 1,264 -0.1%
66 Tyndall 1,263 1,225 3.1%
67 Salem 1,260 1,404 -10.3%
68 Lemmon 1,239 1,221 1.5%
69 Fort Thompson 1,235 1,428 -13.5%
70 Green Valley 1,227 677 81.2%
71 Baltic 1,110 999 11.1%
72 Whitewood 1,104 786 40.5%
73 Kyle 1,093 1,018 7.4%
74 De Smet 1,092 1,266 -13.7%
75 Eagle Butte 1,062 1,035 2.6%
76 Arlington 1,045 954 9.5%
77 Worthing 1,020 781 30.6%
78 Eureka 1,018 969 5.1%
79 Ipswich 1,008 774 30.2%
80 Hill City 1,002 626 60.1%

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