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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 188,674
2 Pennington County 110,685
3 Lincoln County 56,826
4 Brown County 38,915
5 Brookings County 34,601
6 Codington County 28,026
7 Meade County 27,717
8 Lawrence County 25,478
9 Yankton County 22,717
10 Davison County 19,871
11 Beadle County 18,346
12 Hughes County 17,608
13 Union County 15,368
14 Oglala Lakota County 14,335
15 Clay County 13,957
16 Lake County 12,717
17 Roberts County 10,287
18 Butte County 10,225
19 Todd County 10,195
20 Charles Mix County 9,349
21 Custer County 8,719
22 Turner County 8,300
23 Hutchinson County 7,308
24 Grant County 7,149
25 Bon Homme County 6,929
26 Fall River County 6,747
27 Moody County 6,507
28 Spink County 6,483
29 Hamlin County 6,025
30 Dewey County 5,833
31 McCook County 5,548
32 Day County 5,486
33 Tripp County 5,458
34 Walworth County 5,457
35 Brule County 5,258
36 Kingsbury County 4,944
37 Marshall County 4,891
38 Deuel County 4,318
39 Gregory County 4,186
40 Corson County 4,150
41 Edmunds County 3,909
42 Lyman County 3,848
43 Clark County 3,685
44 Bennett County 3,425
45 Hanson County 3,399
46 Jackson County 3,290
47 Hand County 3,256
48 Stanley County 3,017
49 Douglas County 2,929
50 Perkins County 2,897
51 Ziebach County 2,791
52 Aurora County 2,763
53 Sanborn County 2,379
54 Potter County 2,315
55 Faulk County 2,312
56 McPherson County 2,297
57 Miner County 2,211
58 Mellette County 2,052
59 Buffalo County 2,026
60 TIE Haakon County and Jerauld County 2,018
61 Campbell County 1,485
62 Hyde County 1,319
63 Harding County 1,306
64 Sully County 1,305
65 Jones County 793

United States Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Web. May 2020. http://www.census.gov/.

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/.

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