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Time Zone: Lawrence County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Deadwood is the Seat for Lawrence County.

Lawrence County was founded in 1875.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lawrence had a population of 23,498 people. This is an increase of 7.78% since the last Census (which gave a population of 21,802 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lawrence represented 2.89% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 8th 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
201024,097+10.53%+2.55% since 2009
200923,498+7.78%+0.58% since 2008
200823,362+7.16%+0.3% since 2007
200723,292+6.83% 
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200021,802The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Spearfish   9,9798,60615.95% increase  
North Lawrence   5,5805,3035.22% increase  
Lead   2,8483,0275.91% decrease  
South Lawrence   2,4352,14613.47% increase  
Deadwood   1,2721,3807.83% decrease  

Websites for Lawrence County

Official Website:   www.lawrence.sd.us/

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<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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