South Dakota

established Nov. 2, 1889 formerly known as Dakota Territory
flag of South Dakota
Flag
seal of South Dakota
Seal
South Dakota two letter code: SD
capital: Pierre est. 1889
population:
903,027
Nicknames:
Artesian State
Blizzard State
Coyote State
Land of Infinite Variety
The Mount Rushmore State
Sunshine State (no longer used)
76 Counties:
Aurora County
Beadle County
Beadle County/Hand County
Bennett County
Bon Homme County
Brookings County
Brookings County/Hamlin County
Brown County
Brown County/Spink County
Brule County
Buffalo County
Butte County
Campbell County
Charles Mix County
Clark County
Clay County
Clay County/Yankton County/Turner County
Codington County
Corson County
Custer County
Davison County
Day County
Deuel County
Dewey County
Douglas County
Edmunds County
Fall River County
Faulk County
Grant County
Gregory County
Haakon County
Hamlin County
Hand County
Hanson County
Harding County
Hughes County
Hutchinson County
Hyde County
Jackson County
Jerauld County
Jones County
Kingsbury County
Kingsbury County/Beadle County
Kingsbury County/Brookings County
Lake County
Lawrence County
Lincoln County
Lincoln County/Union County
Lyman County
Marshall County
McCook County
McPherson County
Meade County
Mellette County
Miner County
Minnehaha County
Minnehaha County/Lincoln County
Moody County
Oglala Lakota County
Pennington County
Pennington County/Meade County
Perkins County
Potter County
Roberts County
Sanborn County
Spink County
Stanley County
Sully County
Todd County
Tripp County
Turner County
Union County
Walworth County
Yankton County
Ziebach County
Ziebach County/Dewey County
6 Neighboring States:
Iowa
Minnesota
Montana
Nebraska
North Dakota
Wyoming
1 Areacodes:
605    
Airport : 137
Heliport : 32
Electoral Votes: 3
State Motto: Under God the people rule
Highest point in South Dakota: Black Elk Peak , 7231 feet
fossil Triceratops
fossil scientific name Triceratops horridus
tree Black Hills Spruce
tree binomial nomenclature Picea glauca var. densata
flower Pasque flower
flower scientificname Pulsatilla hirsutissima
grass Western wheatgrass
grass scientific name Agropyron smithii
fish Walleye
fish binomial nomenclature Sander vitreus
bird Ring-necked Pheasant
insect European honey bee
insect scientific name Apis mellifera
land mammal Coyote
gemstone Fairburn agate
zipcodes for South Dakota : 51001 51023 56144 56164 56219 57001 57002
all 381 zipcodes for South Dakota
Crime Chart South Dakota Crime (2014) USA Crime (2014)
population 853,175 318,857,056
violent crimes 2,7861,197,987
violent crime rate326.5375.7
murder and manslaughter2014,249
murder and manslaughter rate2.34.5
rape470116,645
rape rate55.136.6
robbery200325,802
robbery rate23.4102.2
aggravated assault2,096741,291
aggravated assault rate245.7232.5
property crimes15,9028,277,829
property crime rate1863.92596.1
burglary2,8181,729,806
burglary rate330.3542.5
larceny theft12,0775,858,496
larceny theft rate1415.51837.3
motor vechicle theft1,007689,527
motor vehicle theft rate118.0216.2
Aberdeen (28,102)
Brookings (23,657)
Huron (13,313)
Mitchell (15,669)
Pierre (14,002)
Rapid City (73,569)
Sioux Falls (171,544)
Spearfish (11,283)
Vermillion (10,738)
Watertown (22,073)
Yankton (14,557)