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South Dakota Counties by Population

Below are the 66 South Dakota counties sorted by population from 1 to 65 (there are some ties). The population data are from the 2020 Census Redistricting dataset. If 2020 Census data are not available for a geography, then the population data are from the Census’ 2019 American Community Survey. You can copy and paste this list directly into your favorite spreadsheet program. Don't you just adore lovely numbers listed nicely in columns & rows? We do!

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Rank County Population
1 Minnehaha County 197,214
2 Pennington County 109,222
3 Lincoln County 65,161
4 Brown County 38,301
5 Brookings County 34,375
6 Meade County 29,852
7 Codington County 28,325
8 Lawrence County 25,768
9 Yankton County 23,310
10 Davison County 19,956
11 Beadle County 19,149
12 Hughes County 17,765
13 Union County 16,811
14 Clay County 14,967
15 Oglala Lakota County 13,672
16 Lake County 11,059
17 Roberts County 10,280
18 Butte County 10,243
19 Charles Mix County 9,373
20 Todd County 9,319
21 Turner County 8,673
22 Custer County 8,318
23 Grant County 7,556
24 Hutchinson County 7,427
25 Bon Homme County 7,003
26 Fall River County 6,973
27 Spink County 6,361
28 Moody County 6,336
29 Hamlin County 6,164
30 McCook County 5,682
31 Tripp County 5,624
32 Day County 5,449
33 Walworth County 5,315
34 Brule County 5,247
35 Dewey County 5,239
36 Kingsbury County 5,187
37 Marshall County 4,306
38 Deuel County 4,295
39 Gregory County 3,994
40 Edmunds County 3,986
41 Corson County 3,902
42 Clark County 3,837
43 Lyman County 3,718
44 Hanson County 3,461
45 Bennett County 3,381
46 Hand County 3,145
47 Stanley County 2,980
48 TIE Perkins County and Douglas County 2,835
49 Jackson County 2,806
50 Aurora County 2,747
51 Potter County 2,472
52 Ziebach County 2,413
53 McPherson County 2,411
54 Sanborn County 2,330
55 Miner County 2,298
56 Faulk County 2,125
57 Buffalo County 1,948
58 Mellette County 1,918
59 Haakon County 1,872
60 Jerauld County 1,663
61 Sully County 1,446
62 Campbell County 1,377
63 Harding County 1,311
64 Hyde County 1,262
65 Jones County 917

United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 10 December 2020. http://www.census.gov/.

United States Census Bureau. "P2 Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino by Race." 2020 Census State Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File. U.S. Census Bureau, 2020 Census. Web. 12 August 2021. https://www.census.gov/.

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