South Dakota Counties - Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods, Maps & Data


There are 66 counties in South Dakota.  Each county is governed by a board of commissioners.

There are 1,339 county subdivisions in South Dakota known as minor civil divisions (MCDs). There are 914 townships with functioning, but not necessarily active, governments.  Townships are each governed by a board of supervisors.  The 311 incorporated places in South Dakota are independent of MCDs and serve as 320 county subdivisions.  In addition, there are 105 unorganized territories in South Dakota.  Bennett, Bon Homme, Buffalo, Campbell, Custer, Dewey, Haakon, Harding, Potter, Shannon, Stanley, Sully, Todd, Walworth, and Ziebach Counties have no townships and are covered entirely by unorganized territories and incorporated places.

South Dakota Counties - Populated Places in 66 Counties

Also see County: Census Data | Physical, Cultural & Historical Features | ZIP Codes | Land, Farms, & Ranches


South Dakota Counties Synopsis

The South Dakota Counties section of the gazetteer lists the cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions for each of the 66 South Dakota Counties.

Also see South Dakota County: ZIP Codes | Physical, Cultural & Historical Features | Census Data | Land, Farms, & Ranches

Nearby physical features such as streams, islands and lakes are listed along with maps and driving directions. The same is true for both historical features and cultural features such as hospitals, parks, schools and airports.

Each profile includes the current weather plus a seven day forecast. Note that for smaller populated places, the weather report may be for the nearest weather reporting station or airport.

The local information and data include economic and demographic data, census information and facts about the local environmental situation including such items as maps of flood zones, local sources of pollution, air quality indices and local areas where hazardous materials may be used or stored.

The complete category list for larger cities and towns includes: Arts & Culture, Census Data, Community Organizations, State and Local Government, Health & Medical, Newcomer Information, Local News Papers & Radio, Parks & Recreation, Pets & Hobbies, Schools & Libraries, Social Services, Travel and Tourism.