The 10 South Dakota Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2023

We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in South Dakota that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2023.

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The Latino and Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.

That's the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census's race and ethnicity definition.

But how has the increase impacted South Dakota? Where cities and towns in South Dakota have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 84.0% increase in the Hispanic population in South Dakota.

The 10 Cities In South Dakota With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2023

  1. Huron
  2. Belle Fourche
  3. Yankton
  4. Rapid City
  5. Box Elder
  6. Sioux Falls
  7. Aberdeen
  8. Mitchell
  9. Pierre
  10. Watertown

What's the city in South Dakota with the largest hispanic/latino population? Huron took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in South Dakota for 2023.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where South Dakota ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in South Dakota or the safest places in South Dakota.

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Population: 14,060
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.32%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,013
Percent Change Since 2010: 118.57%
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Huron, SD

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Population: 5,561
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.05%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 392
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.18%
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Belle Fourche, SD

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Population: 15,332
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.05%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 927
Percent Change Since 2010: 81.05%
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Yankton, SD

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Population: 73,942
% Hispanic/Latino: 5.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,374
Percent Change Since 2010: 60.4%
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Rapid City, SD

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Population: 11,527
% Hispanic/Latino: 5.55%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 640
Percent Change Since 2010: -11.48%
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Box Elder, SD

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Population: 189,258
% Hispanic/Latino: 5.55%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 10,496
Percent Change Since 2010: 60.34%
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Sioux Falls, SD

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Population: 28,500
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,288
Percent Change Since 2010: 199.53%
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Aberdeen, SD

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Population: 15,677
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.2%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 658
Percent Change Since 2010: 206.05%
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Mitchell, SD

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Population: 14,126
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 541
Percent Change Since 2010: 157.62%
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Pierre, SD

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Population: 22,577
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.62%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 818
Percent Change Since 2010: 197.45%
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Watertown, SD

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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In South Dakota With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2023

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across South Dakota.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2017-2021 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Hispanic or Latino.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 16 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 14.3% to 1.8%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic or Latino population with a higher score being more Hispanic or Latino than a lower score. Huron took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Spearfish was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in South Dakota ranked by population of Hispanic or Latino residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

Summary: Hispanic or Latino Populations Across South Dakota

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across South Dakota according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Hispanic or Latino places in South Dakota:

  1. Spearfish
  2. Sturgis
  3. Brandon

For more South Dakota reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In South Dakota

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Huron 14.32% 14,060
2 Belle Fourche 7.05% 5,561
3 Yankton 6.05% 15,332
4 Rapid City 5.92% 73,942
5 Box Elder 5.55% 11,527
6 Sioux Falls 5.55% 189,258
7 Aberdeen 4.52% 28,500
8 Mitchell 4.2% 15,677
9 Pierre 3.83% 14,126
10 Watertown 3.62% 22,577
11 Vermillion 3.62% 11,506
12 Madison 3.41% 6,388
13 Brookings 3.38% 23,432
14 Brandon 2.79% 10,745
15 Sturgis 2.02% 7,088
16 Spearfish 1.76% 12,031

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the cities in South Dakota with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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