South Dakota Population, Area, and Density
The population of South Dakota is 853,175 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. South Dakota is ranked number 47 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 85.2% below the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in South Dakota is 77,115.8 square miles. There state is 98.3% land and 1.7% water. The population density in South Dakota is 11.3 people per square mile (52nd out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 853,175 people ÷ 75,811.1 sq mi
Population Density = 11.3 people per sq mile
|Population||853,175 (47th out of 56)||814,180 (47th out of 56)||754,844 (47th out of 56)|
|Difference||85.2% below avg||85.4% below avg||85.2% below avg|
|Total Area||77,115.8 mi2||199,729 km2||49,354,035 acres||(17th out of 56)|
|Land Area||75,811.1 mi2||196,350 km2||48,519,067 acres||(98.3%)|
|Water Area||1,304.6 mi2||3,379 km2||834,968 acres||(1.7%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||11.3 (52nd out of 56)||10.7 (52nd out of 56)||10.0 (52nd out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||97.4% below avg||97.4% below avg||97.5% below avg|