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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 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 191,682
2 Pennington County 112,504
3 Lincoln County 58,887
4 Brown County 38,988
5 Brookings County 35,115
6 Meade County 28,149
7 Codington County 28,133
8 Lawrence County 25,806
9 Yankton County 22,746
10 Davison County 19,890
11 Beadle County 18,338
12 Hughes County 17,560
13 Union County 15,659
14 Oglala Lakota County 14,277
15 Clay County 14,076
16 Lake County 12,747
17 Roberts County 10,310
18 Todd County 10,308
19 Butte County 10,295
20 Charles Mix County 9,324
21 Custer County 8,826
22 Turner County 8,325
23 Hutchinson County 7,308
24 Grant County 7,125
25 Bon Homme County 6,914
26 Fall River County 6,721
27 Moody County 6,508
28 Spink County 6,438
29 Hamlin County 6,104
30 Dewey County 5,841
31 McCook County 5,543
32 Day County 5,452
33 Tripp County 5,448
34 Walworth County 5,431
35 Brule County 5,233
36 Kingsbury County 4,936
37 Marshall County 4,881
38 Deuel County 4,309
39 Gregory County 4,193
40 Corson County 4,106
41 Edmunds County 3,876
42 Lyman County 3,831
43 Clark County 3,715
44 Bennett County 3,430
45 Hanson County 3,423
46 Jackson County 3,296
47 Hand County 3,064
48 Stanley County 3,058
49 Perkins County 2,996
50 Douglas County 2,913
51 Ziebach County 2,767
52 Aurora County 2,757
53 Sanborn County 2,372
54 McPherson County 2,316
55 Faulk County 2,315
56 Potter County 2,311
57 Miner County 2,213
58 Mellette County 2,065
59 Jerauld County 2,009
60 Buffalo County 2,005
61 Haakon County 1,935
62 Campbell County 1,458
63 Hyde County 1,446
64 Sully County 1,278
65 Harding County 1,178
66 Jones County 873

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/.

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