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Welcome to Canistota ...

The pronunciation of Canistota: kan-ih-STOH-tuh<1>

The community of Canistota is located in McCook County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2013, Canistota has a population of 657 people<2> (see below for details).

Canistota is 1,550 feet [472 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Canistota lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Canistota lies within the (605) area code.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Canistota ...

Looking for more information about Canistota? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Canistota? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Canistota, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Canistota.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Canistota had a population of 656 people (or 11.68% of the total population of McCook County). This makes Canistota the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Canistota represents 0.08% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 126th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 656 people, the population of Canistota decreased 6.29% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 700 people).

Taken from the 2013 Census Estimates, Canistota had an population of 657 people. This is an increase of 0.15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.14% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Canistota.

Communities near Canistota ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Canistota and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2013
Bridgewater   [Map]   492   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Emery   [Map]   456   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Freeman   [Map]   1,262   S   18 miles [29 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,926   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Humboldt   [Map]   597   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Marion   [Map]   780   S   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Canistota.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Canistota. We make it easy to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Canistota. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Canistota:

Websites for Canistota ...

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Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Canistota. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Canistota.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Canistota - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Canistota. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canistota) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Canistota. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Canistota

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Canistota.


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