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South Dakota Counties by Population

Below are the 66 South Dakota counties sorted by population from largest to smallest. The population data are from the 2021 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!

Rank County Population
1 Minnehaha County 194,884
2 Pennington County 108,707
3 Lincoln County 63,233
4 Brown County 38,471
5 Brookings County 34,315
6 Meade County 29,561
7 Codington County 28,289
8 Lawrence County 25,687
9 Yankton County 23,213
10 Davison County 19,944
11 Beadle County 18,959
12 Hughes County 17,829
13 Union County 16,424
14 Clay County 14,816
15 Oglala Lakota County 13,835
16 Lake County 11,358
17 Roberts County 10,254
18 Butte County 10,167
19 Todd County 9,434
20 Charles Mix County 9,346
21 Turner County 8,621
22 Custer County 8,360
23 Grant County 7,550
24 Hutchinson County 7,412
25 Bon Homme County 7,020
26 Fall River County 6,979
27 Spink County 6,408
28 Moody County 6,335
29 Hamlin County 6,127
30 McCook County 5,676
31 Tripp County 5,615
32 Day County 5,487
33 Walworth County 5,355
34 Dewey County 5,343
35 Brule County 5,247
36 Kingsbury County 5,131
37 Marshall County 4,373
38 Deuel County 4,283
39 Edmunds County 4,005
40 Gregory County 4,004
41 Corson County 3,965
42 Clark County 3,791
43 Lyman County 3,746
44 Hanson County 3,429
45 Bennett County 3,411
46 Hand County 3,061
47 Perkins County 2,977
48 Stanley County 2,963
49 Jackson County 2,868
50 Douglas County 2,838
51 Aurora County 2,649
52 Potter County 2,613
53 Ziebach County 2,479
54 Sanborn County 2,371
55 Miner County 2,293
56 McPherson County 2,245
57 Faulk County 2,157
58 Buffalo County 1,974
59 Mellette County 1,916
60 Haakon County 1,868
61 Jerauld County 1,811
62 Campbell County 1,548
63 Hyde County 1,381
64 Sully County 1,279
65 Harding County 1,179
66 Jones County 916

United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 8 December 2022. http://www.census.gov/.

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