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Lead, South Dakota
Welcome to Lead ...
The location of Lead has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Lead has a population of 2,951 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Lead.
Lead is 5,240 feet [1,597 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Lead is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Lead lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Lead: (605)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lead had an population of 2,951 people. This is a decrease of 5.54% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.51% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Lead had a population of 3,124 people (which is 12.96% of the total population of Lawrence County). This makes Lead the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Lead represents 0.38% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 33rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,124 people, the population of Lead increased 3.2% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,027 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Lead.
Communities Also Named Lead ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Lead - it's located in North Carolina.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lead.
Communities near Lead ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lead.
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 Lead. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lead.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lead. 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 Lead.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lead. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lead.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lead ...
Looking for more information about Lead? 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 Lead, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lead.
Adding Lead to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Lead in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lead was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Lead on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Dakota (1937).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lead on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lead. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Lawrence County: www.lawrence.sd.us/
The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/
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This page was last modified: 14 Dec 2021