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Welcome to Elk Point ...

The city of Elk Point is located in Union County<1> and is the County Seat for Union County.

The location of Elk Point has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Elk Point: Elk Pt.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elk Point has a population of 1,871 people<3> (see below for details).

Elk Point is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Elk Point is located in the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elk Point had an population of 1,871 people. This is a decrease of 4.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elk Point had a population of 1,963 people (or 13.63% of the total population of Union County). This makes Elk Point the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Elk Point represents 0.24% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 54th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,963 people, the population of Elk Point increased 14.53% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,714 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elk Point.

Communities Also Named Elk Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Elk Point - they are located in Alberta and Nevada.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elk Point.

Communities near Elk Point ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elk Point.

  • Sioux City [Woodbury County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sioux City
    • Sioux City [Woodbury County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Elk Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 82,651 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sioux City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sioux City<6>
  • Vermillion [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vermillion
    • Vermillion [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Elk Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,926 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vermillion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vermillion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vermillion<6>
  • North Sioux City [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Sioux City
    • North Sioux City [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Elk Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,928 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Sioux City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Sioux City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Sioux City<6>
  • Akron [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akron
    • Akron [Plymouth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Elk Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,463 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hinton [Plymouth County]
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      • Hinton [Plymouth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Elk Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<6>
    • Ponca [Dixon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponca
      • Ponca [Dixon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Elk Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ponca<6>
    • Jefferson [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Elk Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<6>
    • Newcastle [Dixon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcastle
      • Newcastle [Dixon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Elk Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 346 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newcastle<6>
    • Nora [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nora
      • Nora [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Elk Point
      • Estimated population in 2014: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nora
    • Spink [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spink
      • Spink [Union County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Elk Point
      • Estimated population in 2014: 237 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spink

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 Elk Point. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elk Point.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elk Point. 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 Elk Point.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elk Point. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Elk Point.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elk Point ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elk Point. 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 Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elk Point.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elk Point - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elk Point) 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 Elk Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elk Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6828, Longitude: -96.6811       In this case, the coordinates for Elk Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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