Rural Sociology Department
rural sociology, population shifts, population changes, census, south dakota city data
More South Dakota towns lost people during the 6 years between 1980 and 1986 than during the 1970s. During the 70s 55% (171 of 312) of towns lost population. During the following 6 years, 63.8% (197 of 309) declined in population. In spite of these losses, the total population of South Dakota municipalities grew by 3 .3% (14, 526 persons). Metropolitan cities (Sioux Falls and Rapid City) grew by 19,995, offsetting much of the losses of the 197 municipalities that lost population.
Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Satterlee, J. L. and Arwood, D. E., "South Dakota Municipalities: 1986 Population Estimates" (1988). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 252.