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Akaska, South Dakota

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The location of Akaska

Welcome to Akaska ...

The town of Akaska is located in Walworth County.

The location of Akaska has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Akaska: uh-KAS-kuh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Akaska has a population of 47 people<3> (see below for details).

Akaska is 1,770 feet [539 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Akaska (for example, toward Virginia), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

The area code for Akaska: (605)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Akaska had a population of 42 people. This makes Akaska the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 42 people, the population of Akaska increased 35.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 31 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Akaska had an population of 47 people. This is an increase of 11.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 51.61% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Akaska ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Akaska and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Central Potter   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
East Walworth   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Glenham   [Map]   105   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hoven   [Map]   380   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Java   [Map]   129   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lowry   [Map]   6   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Akaska. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Akaska. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Akaska.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Akaska ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Akaska, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Akaska.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Akaska. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of South Dakota:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Akaska. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will 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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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Akaska.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akaska - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Akaska) 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 Akaska. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Akaska

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akaska. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3319, Longitude: -100.1212     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Akaska have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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