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The 2000 Census showed that Codington County had a population of 25,897 people. This represented 3.43% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 66 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Codington had a population of 26,168 people. This is an increase of 1.05% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201027,227+5.14%+4.05% since 2009
200926,168+1.05%-0.21% since 2008
200826,223+1.26%-0.33% since 2007
200726,309+1.59%+0.77% since 2006
200626,109+0.82%+1.06% since 2005
200225,873-0.09%-0.1% since 2001
200025,897The Last Census

Codington County had 11,324 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Codington County has a total area<3> of 717 square miles [1,857 km²]. Of this total, 687 square miles [1,781 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (4.1%) being water (29.41 square miles [76.2 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Codington County had a population density of 37.66 people per square mile [14.54 people/km²], making it the state's 5th most densely populated county (out of 66 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Codington County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Codington and the state of South Dakota.

Click here for the Codington County QuickFact (QF-46029).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Codington County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Codington County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ClarkQF-46025   W3,4314,143-17.19%
DayQF-46037   NW5,5096,267-12.1%
DeuelQF-46039   SE4,2034,498-6.56%
GrantQF-46051   NE7,0687,847-9.93%
HamlinQF-46057   S5,7545,5403.86%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Codington. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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