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Welcome to Hot Springs ...

The city of Hot Springs is located in Fall River County and is the County Seat for Fall River County.

The location of Hot Springs has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Hot Springs: Hot Spgs. (or less commonly used: Hot Spngs. or Hot Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Hot Springs has a population of 3,509 people<2> (see below for details).

Hot Springs is 3,510 feet [1,070 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Hot Springs is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Hot Springs lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Hot Springs: (605)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hot Springs had a population of 3,711 people (or 52.31% of the total population of Fall River County). This makes Hot Springs the county's most populous community.

The population of Hot Springs represents 0.46% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,711 people, the population of Hot Springs decreased 10.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,129 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Hot Springs had an population of 3,509 people. This is a decrease of 5.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.02% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hot Springs.

Communities near Hot Springs ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Unorganized Territory of Northeast Fall River   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Hot Springs

Sanator   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Hot Springs

Located in Custer County

Edgemont   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Hot Springs

Heppner   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Hot Springs

Oral   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Hot Springs

Ivanhoe   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Hot Springs

Located in Custer County

Buffalo Gap   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Hot Springs

Located in Custer County

Pringle   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Hot Springs

Located in Custer County

Rocky Ford   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Hot Springs

Cascade Springs   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Hot Springs

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Hot Springs.

Communities Also Named Hot Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 29 communities that are also named Hot Springs - they are located in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California (4), Colorado, Idaho, Montana (2), Nevada (7), New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon (2), Texas (2), Utah (3), Virginia and Washington.

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

Websites for Hot Springs ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.hotsprings-sd.com/

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hot Springs. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hot Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hot Springs. Our list includes 13 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Hot Springs:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hot Springs ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Fall River County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hot Springs.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hot Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hot Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hot Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hot Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hot Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4330, Longitude: -103.4808     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hot Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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This page was last modified: 19 Jul 2019