Department of Rural Sociology
Changes of varying magnitude in small town population generate questions regarding the explanation for small town population gains and losses. Consequently, this study attempted to determine:
1. The changes that occurred in the population of South Dakota small towns from 1960 to 1970 .
2. In what way the amount of population change for small towns differed when small towns of varying size were compared with each other and when county seat communities were compared with non-county seat towns.
3. The factors that help explain the variations in population change for small towns in South Dakota from 1960 to 1970.
South Dakota census, small town South Dakota population changes, rural life
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Goss, S. G.; Wagner, R. T.; and Dimit, R. M., "Population Change in South Dakota Small Towns:1960-1970" (1975). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 641.