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Welcome to Jefferson ...

The city of Jefferson is located in Union County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jefferson has a population of 511 people<3> (see below for details).

Jefferson is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Jefferson: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jefferson had an population of 511 people. This is a decrease of 6.58% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jefferson had a population of 547 people. This makes Jefferson the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Jefferson represents 0.07% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 147th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 547 people, the population of Jefferson decreased 6.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 586 people).

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

Communities Also Named Jefferson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 58 communities that are also named Jefferson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado (2), Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Mississippi (2), Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Jefferson ...

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

  • Sioux City [Woodbury County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sioux City
    • Sioux City [Woodbury County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson
    • 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>
  • South Sioux City [Dakota County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Sioux City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Sioux City
    • South Sioux City [Dakota County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,809 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Sioux City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Sioux City<6>
  • Sergeant Bluff [Woodbury County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sergeant Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sergeant Bluff
    • Sergeant Bluff [Woodbury County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,127 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sergeant Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sergeant Bluff<6>
  • North Sioux City [Union County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for North Sioux City
    • North Sioux City [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,928 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Sioux City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Sioux City<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elk Point [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Point
      • Elk Point [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,871 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Point<6>
    • Dakota City [Dakota County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dakota City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dakota City
      • Dakota City [Dakota County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,859 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dakota City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dakota City<6>
    • Akron [Plymouth County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Akron
      • Akron [Plymouth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron<6>
    • Hinton [Plymouth County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Plymouth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
      • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ponca<6>
    • Merrill [Plymouth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill
      • Merrill [Plymouth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 731 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merrill<6>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jefferson. See our Newspapers Page for Jefferson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jefferson ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Union County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jefferson. 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 Jefferson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jefferson - 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- Jefferson) 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 Jefferson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jefferson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6036, Longitude: -96.5617       In this case, the coordinates for Jefferson 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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