South Dakota Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020

We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in South Dakota that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2019

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our third time ranking the cities in South Dakota with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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The Latino and Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.

That's the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census's race and ethnicity definition.

But how has the increase impacted south dakota? Where cities and towns in south dakota have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 56.5% increase in the Hispanic population in south dakota.

Here are the cities in south dakota with the largest Hispanic population in 2020:

  1. Huron (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Box Elder (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Rapid City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Sioux Falls (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Belle Fourche (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Sturgis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Yankton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Pierre (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Vermillion (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Mitchell (Photos | Homes For Sale)

What's the city in south dakota with the largest hispanic/latino population? Huron took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in south dakota for 2020.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where south dakota ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in south dakota or the safest places in south dakota.

Huron, SD

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Population: 13,291
% Hispanic/Latino: 12.89%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,713
Percent Change Since 2010: 85.99%
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Huron is a city in Beadle County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 12,592 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Beadle County. Huron was the home of now-defunct Huron University. The Huron Plainsman, also referred to as the Plainsman, is the newspaper. The first settlement at Huron was made in 1880. The city was named after the Huron Indians. It is currently the ninth largest city in South Dakota, but it once was the fourth. Huron was in the running for capital of South Dakota but lost out to Pierre due to Pierres positioning.

Box Elder, SD

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Population: 9,407
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.82%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 830
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.8%
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Rapid City, SD

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Population: 73,721
% Hispanic/Latino: 5.28%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,893
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.76%
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Rapid City is the second most populous city in South Dakota and the county seat of Pennington County. Named after Rapid Creek, on which the city is established, it is set against the eastern slope of the Black Hills mountain range. The population was 67,956 as of the 2010 Census. Known as the "Gateway to the Black Hills" and the "City of Presidents", it is split by a low mountain ridge that divides the western and eastern parts of the city. Ellsworth Air Force Base is located on the outskirts of the city. Camp Rapid, a part of the South Dakota Army National Guard, is located in the western part of the city. The historic "Old West" town of Deadwood is nearby. In the neighboring Black Hills are the popular tourist attractions of Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, and Wind Cave National Park.

Sioux Falls, SD

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Population: 174,151
% Hispanic/Latino: 5.27%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 9,176
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.18%
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Sioux Falls is the most populous city in the U.S. state of South Dakota and the 145th-most populous city in the United States. It is the county seat of Minnehaha County. and also extends into Lincoln County to the south. It is the 47th fastest-growing city in the United States and the fastest-growing metro area in South Dakota, with a population increase of 22% between 2000 and 2010.

Belle Fourche, SD

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Population: 5,610
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 271
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.97%
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Belle Fourche is a city in and the county seat of Butte County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 5,594 at the 2010 census.

Sturgis, SD

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Population: 6,772
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.5%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 305
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.41%
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Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 6,627 as of the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Meade County and is named after Union General Samuel D. Sturgis.

Yankton, SD

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Population: 14,577
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.21%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 614
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.92%
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Yankton is a city in, and the county seat of, Yankton County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 14,454 at the 2010 census. Yankton is the principal city of the Yankton Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the entirety of Yankton County, and which had an estimated population of 22,702 as of July 1, 2015.

Pierre, SD

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Population: 13,988
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.21%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 449
Percent Change Since 2010: 113.81%
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Vermillion, SD

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Population: 10,700
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.12%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 334
Percent Change Since 2010: 55.35%
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Vermillion is a city in and the county seat of Clay County, in the southeastern corner of the state of South Dakota, and the eleventh largest city in the state. According to the 2010 Census, the population was 10,571. The city lies atop a bluff near the Missouri River.

Mitchell, SD

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Population: 15,722
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.93%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 460
Percent Change Since 2010: 113.95%
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Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 15,254 at the 2010 census.

How We Determined The Cities In south dakota With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2020

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across south dakota.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2014-2018 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Hispanic or Latino.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 16 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 12.9% to 0.6%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic or Latino population with a higher score being more Hispanic or Latino than a lower score. Huron took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Brandon was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in south dakota ranked by population of Hispanic or Latino residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Hispanic or Latino Populations Across South Dakota

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across South Dakota according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Hispanic or Latino places in South Dakota:

  1. Brandon
  2. Spearfish
  3. Madison

For more South Dakota reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In South Dakota

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Huron 12.89% 13,291
2 Box Elder 8.82% 9,407
3 Rapid City 5.28% 73,721
4 Sioux Falls 5.27% 174,151
5 Belle Fourche 4.83% 5,610
6 Sturgis 4.5% 6,772
7 Yankton 4.21% 14,577
8 Pierre 3.21% 13,988
9 Vermillion 3.12% 10,700
10 Mitchell 2.93% 15,722
11 Aberdeen 2.67% 28,124
12 Watertown 2.6% 22,124
13 Brookings 2.5% 23,863
14 Madison 2.49% 7,203
15 Spearfish 2.47% 11,393
16 Brandon 0.57% 9,867

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