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Welcome to Eureka ...

The city of Eureka is located in McPherson County<1>.

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

When the people of Eureka refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Eurekan<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Eureka has a population of 826 people<4> (see below for details).

Eureka is 1,880 feet [573 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Eureka (for example, toward Kenel), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

The area code for Eureka: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Eureka had an population of 826 people. This is a decrease of 4.84% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 24.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Eureka had a population of 868 people (or 35.3% of the total population of McPherson County). This makes Eureka the county's most populous community.

The population of Eureka represents 0.11% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 100th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 868 people, the population of Eureka decreased 21.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,101 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Eureka.

Communities Also Named Eureka ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 68 communities that are also named Eureka - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska (2), California (2), Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa (3), Kansas (6), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (4), Montana (2), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (2), Tennessee (4), Texas (5), Utah, Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Eureka ...

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

  • Madra [McPherson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madra
    • Madra [McPherson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Eureka
    • Estimated population in 2014: 7,126 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madra
  • Hosmer [Edmunds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hosmer
    • Hosmer [Edmunds County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Eureka
    • Estimated population in 2019: 186 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hosmer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hosmer<7>
  • Zeeland [McIntosh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zeeland
    • Zeeland [McIntosh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Eureka
    • Estimated population in 2019: 75 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zeeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zeeland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zeeland<7>
  • Venturia [McIntosh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Venturia
    • Venturia [McIntosh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Eureka
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Venturia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Venturia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Venturia<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Artas [Campbell County]
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      • Artas [Campbell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Eureka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artas
    • Hillsview [McPherson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsview
      • Hillsview [McPherson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Eureka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsview
    • Long Lake [McPherson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake
      • Long Lake [McPherson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the east of Eureka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
    • Ashley [McIntosh County]
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      • Ashley [McIntosh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the northeast of Eureka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 661 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashley<7>
    • Bowdle [Edmunds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowdle
      • Bowdle [Edmunds County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the south of Eureka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowdle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowdle<7>
    • Mound City [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Campbell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the west of Eureka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 66 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound City<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eureka ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Eureka. 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 McPherson, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Eureka refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Eureka may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Eureka.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Eureka - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eureka) 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 Eureka. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eureka

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eureka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7686, Longitude: -99.6235       In this case, the coordinates for Eureka have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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