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South Dakota @ AARoads - Gateway

Sitemap to all pages covering the state of South Dakota. Unless otherwise noted, all photographs taken by Alex Nitzman and Andy Field.

Population Statistics

State Population
754,844
Top County Populations
Minnehaha 149,000 Pennington 88,756 Brown 35,377
Brookings 28,263 Lincoln 24,549 Codington 25,910
Top City Populations
Sioux Falls 123,975 Rapid City 59,607 Aberdeen 24,658
Watertown 20,237 Brookings 18,504 Mitchell 14,558
Pierre 13,876 Yankton 13,528 Huron 11,893
Source: 2000 U.S. Census Data

Other Statistics

  • Capital: Pierre
  • Nickname: Mount Rushmore State
  • Area: 77,116 square miles or 199,730 square kilometers, 16th largest
  • Statehood: 40th state; admitted November 2, 1889
  • Total Interstate Mileage: 678.31 miles
  • Highest Point: Harney Peak (7,242 feet above sea level)
  • Mining: gold
  • Agriculture: cattle, milk, corn, pigs/hogs, soybeans, wheat

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Page Updated March 26, 2008.