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Welcome to De Smet ...

The city of De Smet is located in Kingsbury County<1> and is the County Seat for Kingsbury County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, De Smet has a population of 1,052 people<2> (see below for details).

De Smet was established in 1880.

The community of De Smet is 1,720 feet [524 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

De Smet lies within the (605) area code.

The ZIP code for De Smet: 57231<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, De Smet had an population of 1,052 people. This is a decrease of 3.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, De Smet had a population of 1,089 people (which is 21.15% of the total population of Kingsbury County). This makes De Smet the county's most populous community.

The population of De Smet represents 0.13% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 83rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,089 people, the population of De Smet decreased 6.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,164 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for De Smet.

Communities Also Named De Smet ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named De Smet - they are located in Idaho and Montana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for De Smet.

Communities near De Smet ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near De Smet.

  • Success [Clark County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
    • Success [Clark County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of De Smet
    • Estimated population in 2014: 6,741 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lake Preston [Kingsbury County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Preston
    • Lake Preston [Kingsbury County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of De Smet
    • Estimated population in 2019: 555 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Preston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Preston<7>
  • Bryant [Hamlin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryant
    • Bryant [Hamlin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of De Smet
    • Estimated population in 2019: 454 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryant have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryant<7>
  • Iroquois [Kingsbury County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iroquois
    • Iroquois [Kingsbury County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of De Smet
    • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iroquois have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iroquois
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iroquois<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Willow Lake [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Lake
      • Willow Lake [Clark County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of De Smet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willow Lake<7>
    • Carthage [Miner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Miner County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of De Smet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<7>
    • Oldham [Kingsbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldham
      • Oldham [Kingsbury County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of De Smet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oldham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oldham<7>
    • Badger [Kingsbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Badger
      • Badger [Kingsbury County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of De Smet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 101 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Badger<7>
    • Osceola [Kingsbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
      • Osceola [Kingsbury County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of De Smet
      • Estimated population in 2014: 90 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osceola have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
    • Manchester [Kingsbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Kingsbury County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of De Smet
      • Estimated population in 2014: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around De Smet. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for De Smet.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of De Smet. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around De Smet.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around De Smet. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for De Smet.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for De Smet ...

Looking for more information about De Smet? 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 De Smet, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for De Smet.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Kingsbury, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for De Smet.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around De Smet - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as De Smet). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether De Smet or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- De Smet) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in De Smet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3865, Longitude: -97.5508    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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