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South Dakota Counties by Population

The data is from the US Census. Below are 66 South Dakota counties ranked 1 through 65 (there are some ties). 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 186,749
2 Pennington County 109,294
3 Lincoln County 54,914
4 Brown County 38,840
5 Brookings County 34,239
6 Codington County 27,993
7 Meade County 27,424
8 Lawrence County 25,234
9 Yankton County 22,717
10 Davison County 19,901
11 Beadle County 18,374
12 Hughes County 17,617
13 Union County 15,177
14 Oglala Lakota County 14,335
15 Clay County 13,925
16 Lake County 12,574
17 Roberts County 10,285
18 Butte County 10,177
19 Todd County 10,146
20 Charles Mix County 9,344
21 Custer County 8,573
22 Turner County 8,264
23 Hutchinson County 7,315
24 Grant County 7,217
25 Bon Homme County 6,969
26 Fall River County 6,774
27 Spink County 6,543
28 Moody County 6,506
29 Hamlin County 6,000
30 Dewey County 5,779
31 McCook County 5,511
32 Walworth County 5,510
33 Day County 5,506
34 Tripp County 5,468
35 Brule County 5,256
36 Kingsbury County 4,967
37 Marshall County 4,895
38 Deuel County 4,306
39 Gregory County 4,201
40 Corson County 4,168
41 Edmunds County 3,940
42 Lyman County 3,869
43 Clark County 3,673
44 Bennett County 3,437
45 Hanson County 3,397
46 Hand County 3,301
47 Jackson County 3,287
48 Stanley County 2,997
49 Douglas County 2,930
50 Perkins County 2,907
51 Ziebach County 2,814
52 Aurora County 2,759
53 Sanborn County 2,388
54 McPherson County 2,364
55 Potter County 2,326
56 Faulk County 2,322
57 Miner County 2,229
58 Haakon County 2,082
59 Mellette County 2,055
60 Buffalo County 2,053
61 Jerauld County 2,029
62 Campbell County 1,435
63 TIE Hyde County and Sully County 1,331
64 Harding County 1,311
65 Jones County 735

United States Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Web. May 2019. http://www.census.gov/.

United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 19 December 2019. http://www.census.gov/.

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