These Are The 10 South Dakota Cities With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in South Dakota that have the largest Hispanic population in 2018.

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The 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 42.8% increase in the Hispanic population in South Dakota.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in South Dakota with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:

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

Huron took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in South Dakota for 2018.

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 most diverse places in South Dakota.

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How We Determined The Cities In South Dakota With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018

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 2012-2016 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. The percentages ranked from 11.8% to 0.6%.

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

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

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1. Huron

Huron, South Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,149
% Hispanic: 11.84%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,557
Percent Change Since 2010: 69.06%

2. Box Elder

Box Elder, South Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,126
% Hispanic: 7.26%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 663
Percent Change Since 2010: -8.3%

3. Rapid City

Rapid City, South Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 72,441
% Hispanic: 5.19%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 3,757
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.77%

4. Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 167,884
% Hispanic: 5.03%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 8,443
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.98%

5. Belle Fourche

Belle Fourche, South Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,696
% Hispanic: 4.97%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 283
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.75%

6. Yankton

Yankton, South Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,585
% Hispanic: 4.16%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 607
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.55%

7. Vermillion

Vermillion, South Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,778
% Hispanic: 3.28%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 353
Percent Change Since 2010: 64.19%

8. Pierre

Pierre, South Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,959
% Hispanic: 3.26%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 455
Percent Change Since 2010: 116.67%

9. Sturgis

Sturgis, South Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,711
% Hispanic: 3.02%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 203
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.1%

10. Madison

Madison, South Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,101
% Hispanic: 2.89%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 205
Percent Change Since 2010: 345.65%

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across South Dakota

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic 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 places in South Dakota:

  1. Brandon
  2. Brookings
  3. Watertown

For more South Dakota reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In South Dakota

City Rank Population % Hispanic
Huron 1 13,149 11.84%
Box Elder 2 9,126 7.26%
Rapid City 3 72,441 5.19%
Sioux Falls 4 167,884 5.03%
Belle Fourche 5 5,696 4.97%
Yankton 6 14,585 4.16%
Vermillion 7 10,778 3.28%
Pierre 8 13,959 3.26%
Sturgis 9 6,711 3.02%
Madison 10 7,101 2.89%
Mitchell 11 15,610 2.74%
Spearfish 12 11,176 2.69%
Aberdeen 13 27,783 2.55%
Watertown 14 22,026 2.38%
Brookings 15 23,292 1.95%
Brandon 16 9,674 0.61%

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