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

The community of Watertown is the Seat for Codington County.

Codington County was founded in 1877.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Codington had a population of 26,168 people. This is an increase of 1.05% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,897 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Codington represented 3.43% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 66 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
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% 
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200025,897The Last Census

More information can be found on the Codington County Census Page for Codington County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Codington County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Codington County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Watertown   20,35020,2370.56% increase  
Florence   2892993.34% decrease  
South Shore   2522706.67% decrease  
Henry   2512686.34% decrease  
Kranzburg   1781853.78% decrease  

Websites for Codington County

Official Website:   www.codington.org/

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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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