South Dakota Facts

State Location South Dakota Location In The US
State Abbreviation SD
Statehood November 2, 1889
State Capital Pierre
State Size Total (Land + Water): 77,117 sq miles; Land Only: 75,885 sq miles
Number of Counties 66
State Population (2015)858,469
State Population Density11.3 people / square mile
Electoral Votes3
State Quarter Issue Date November 6, 2006
State Motto Under God the people rule
State Flower American pasqueflower
State Tree Black Hills spruce
State Bird Ring-necked Pheasant
Nickname Mount Rushmore State, Coyote State
State Flag South Dakota State Flag
State Gas Tax$0.3000 / Gallon
State Cigarette Tax$1.53 / Pack
Area Codes 605
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Sioux Falls (153,888)
Rapid City (67,956)
Aberdeen (26,091)
Brookings (22,056)
Watertown (21,482)
Major Sports Teams None

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