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South Dakota Counties by Population

Below are the 66 South Dakota counties sorted by population from 1 to 66 . The population data are from the 2021 Population Estimates Program and 2020 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 199,685
2 Pennington County 111,806
3 Lincoln County 67,870
4 Brown County 38,101
5 Brookings County 34,639
6 Meade County 30,173
7 Codington County 28,427
8 Lawrence County 26,165
9 Yankton County 23,297
10 Davison County 19,878
11 Beadle County 19,121
12 Hughes County 17,694
13 Union County 16,872
14 Clay County 15,150
15 Oglala Lakota County 13,586
16 Lake County 10,851
17 Butte County 10,456
18 Roberts County 10,163
19 Todd County 9,286
20 Charles Mix County 9,163
21 Turner County 8,708
22 Custer County 8,609
23 Grant County 7,519
24 Hutchinson County 7,411
25 Fall River County 7,202
26 Bon Homme County 7,014
27 Moody County 6,315
28 Spink County 6,269
29 Hamlin County 6,255
30 McCook County 5,695
31 Tripp County 5,569
32 Day County 5,414
33 Walworth County 5,248
34 Dewey County 5,246
35 Brule County 5,242
36 Kingsbury County 5,192
37 Marshall County 4,304
38 Deuel County 4,272
39 Edmunds County 4,033
40 Gregory County 3,977
41 Corson County 3,872
42 Clark County 3,855
43 Lyman County 3,764
44 Hanson County 3,505
45 Bennett County 3,406
46 Hand County 3,095
47 Stanley County 3,032
48 Jackson County 2,878
49 Douglas County 2,821
50 Perkins County 2,819
51 Aurora County 2,748
52 Potter County 2,475
53 McPherson County 2,420
54 Ziebach County 2,380
55 Sanborn County 2,378
56 Miner County 2,314
57 Faulk County 2,137
58 Buffalo County 1,923
59 Mellette County 1,908
60 Haakon County 1,835
61 Jerauld County 1,636
62 Sully County 1,476
63 Campbell County 1,380
64 Harding County 1,327
65 Hyde County 1,236
66 Jones County 879

United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 17 March 2022. http://www.census.gov/.

United States Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Web. May 2022. http://www.census.gov/.

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