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Lake Andes, South Dakota

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The location of Lake Andes

Welcome to Lake Andes ...

The city of Lake Andes is located in Charles Mix County and is the County Seat for Charles Mix County.

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

The pronunciation of Lake Andes: AN-deez<2>

A typical abbreviation for Lake Andes: Lk. Andes

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Lake Andes has a population of 826 people<3> (see below for details).

Lake Andes is 1,460 feet [445 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Lake Andes: (605)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Andes had a population of 879 people (or 9.63% of the total population of Charles Mix County). This makes Lake Andes the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Lake Andes represents 0.11% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 98th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 879 people, the population of Lake Andes increased 7.33% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 819 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Lake Andes had an population of 826 people. This is a decrease of 6.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.85% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lake Andes.

Communities near Lake Andes ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Fort Randall   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Lake Andes

Located in Gregory County

Wagner   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Lake Andes

Armour   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Lake Andes

Located in Douglas County

Corsica   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Lake Andes

Located in Douglas County

Marty   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Lake Andes

Pickstown   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of Lake Andes

Geddes   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Lake Andes

Unorganized Territory of East Gregory   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Lake Andes

Located in Gregory County

Joubert   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Lake Andes

Located in Douglas County

Fairfax   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Lake Andes

Located in Gregory County

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

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 Lake Andes. 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 Lake Andes. 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 Lake Andes. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Lake Andes:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Andes ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Lake Andes. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lake Andes.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Andes - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 from Point A (ie- Lake Andes) 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 Lake Andes. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake Andes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Andes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1555, Longitude: -98.5354     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Andes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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