100 Biggest Cities In South Dakota For 2022

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: 180,927
Population 2010: 148,848
Growth: 21.6%
More on Sioux Falls: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Rapid City, SD
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 76,541
Population 2010: 66,144
Growth: 15.7%
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: 28,315
Population 2010: 25,713
Growth: 10.1%
More on Aberdeen: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Brookings, SD
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 24,479
Population 2010: 21,466
Growth: 14.0%
More on Brookings: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

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

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 22,249
Population 2010: 21,318
Growth: 4.4%
More on Watertown: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Mitchell, SD
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 15,599
Population 2010: 15,166
Growth: 2.9%
More on Mitchell: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

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

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 14,619
Population 2010: 14,243
Growth: 2.6%
More on Yankton: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Pierre, SD
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 13,908
Population 2010: 13,604
Growth: 2.2%
More on Pierre: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

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

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 13,289
Population 2010: 12,114
Growth: 9.7%
More on Huron: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Spearfish, SD
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 11,702
Population 2010: 10,195
Growth: 14.8%
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? Arlington, 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 180,927 148,848 21.6%
2 Rapid City 76,541 66,144 15.7%
3 Aberdeen 28,315 25,713 10.1%
4 Brookings 24,479 21,466 14.0%
5 Watertown 22,249 21,318 4.4%
6 Mitchell 15,599 15,166 2.9%
7 Yankton 14,619 14,243 2.6%
8 Pierre 13,908 13,604 2.2%
9 Huron 13,289 12,114 9.7%
10 Spearfish 11,702 10,195 14.8%
11 Vermillion 10,852 10,517 3.2%
12 Brandon 10,030 8,233 21.8%
13 Box Elder 9,937 7,686 29.3%
14 Rapid Valley 8,553 8,130 5.2%
15 Madison 7,249 6,381 13.6%
16 Sturgis 6,914 6,617 4.5%
17 Harrisburg 6,420 3,559 80.4%
18 Tea 5,714 3,453 65.5%
19 Belle Fourche 5,628 5,565 1.1%
20 Dell Rapids 3,678 3,516 4.6%
21 Canton 3,499 3,086 13.4%
22 Hot Springs 3,498 3,797 -7.9%
23 Mobridge 3,303 3,217 2.7%
24 Hartford 3,300 2,406 37.2%
25 Dakota Dunes 3,231 2,611 23.7%
26 Milbank 3,137 3,371 -6.9%
27 Blackhawk 3,029 2,628 15.3%
28 Pine Ridge 2,984 4,035 -26.0%
29 Lead 2,979 3,107 -4.1%
30 North Sioux City 2,868 2,451 17.0%
31 Winner 2,821 2,930 -3.7%
32 Colonial Pine Hills 2,720 2,656 2.4%
33 Summerset 2,607 1,717 51.8%
34 Chamberlain 2,549 2,342 8.8%
35 Sisseton 2,539 2,485 2.2%
36 Redfield 2,496 2,264 10.2%
37 Fort Pierre 2,487 2,140 16.2%
38 Lennox 2,432 2,389 1.8%
39 Flandreau 2,425 2,435 -0.4%
40 Beresford 2,371 2,000 18.6%
41 Custer 2,314 2,594 -10.8%
42 North Spearfish 2,251 1,980 13.7%
43 Springfield 2,110 1,729 22.0%
44 Elk Point 2,102 1,945 8.1%
45 Rosebud 2,073 1,843 12.5%
46 Volga 1,948 1,749 11.4%
47 Groton 1,842 1,555 18.5%
48 North Eagle Butte 1,838 1,902 -3.4%
49 Oglala 1,816 1,732 4.8%
50 Parkston 1,756 1,305 34.6%
51 Webster 1,681 1,745 -3.7%
52 Freeman 1,641 1,323 24.0%
53 Deadwood 1,584 949 66.9%
54 Wagner 1,566 1,705 -8.2%
55 Clear Lake 1,503 1,385 8.5%
56 Garretson 1,493 1,264 18.1%
57 Eagle Butte 1,458 1,035 40.9%
58 Gregory 1,444 1,376 4.9%
59 Crooks 1,408 1,292 9.0%
60 Mission 1,408 599 135.1%
61 Porcupine 1,381 916 50.8%
62 Miller 1,366 1,596 -14.4%
63 Britton 1,339 1,473 -9.1%
64 Platte 1,290 1,292 -0.2%
65 Lemmon 1,288 1,221 5.5%
66 Fort Thompson 1,275 1,428 -10.7%
67 Gettysburg 1,273 1,218 4.5%
68 Green Valley 1,252 677 84.9%
69 Clark 1,233 1,331 -7.4%
70 Piedmont 1,188 38 3026.3%
71 Salem 1,183 1,404 -15.7%
72 Martin 1,170 916 27.7%
73 Baltic 1,169 999 17.0%
74 Tyndall 1,155 1,225 -5.7%
75 Ashland Heights 1,082 1,046 3.4%
76 Worthing 1,046 781 33.9%
77 De Smet 1,041 1,266 -17.8%
78 Ipswich 1,021 774 31.9%
79 Aurora 1,015 625 62.4%
80 Arlington 1,007 954 5.6%

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