South Dakota Census Data

Data for South Dakota show that the five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts are Sioux Falls, 153,888; Rapid City, 67,956; Aberdeen, 26,091; Brookings, 22,056; and Watertown, 21,482. Sioux Falls grew by 24.1 percent since the 2000 Census. Rapid City grew by 14.0 percent, Aberdeen grew by 5.8 percent, Brookings grew by 19.2 percent, and Watertown grew by 6.2 percent.

The largest county is Minnehaha, with a population of 169,468. Its population grew by 14.3 percent since 2000. The other counties in the top five include Pennington, with a population of 100,948 (increase of 14.0 percent); Lincoln, 44,828 (increase of 85.8 percent); Brown, 36,531 (increase of 3.0 percent); and Brookings, 31,965 (increase of 13.3 percent). Read More »