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Welcome to McLaughlin ...

The city of McLaughlin is located in Corson County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of McLaughlin: mik-GLAWF-luhn<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, McLaughlin has a population of 650 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of McLaughlin.

McLaughlin is 1,990 feet [607 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Note: If you leave McLaughlin and travel south, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

McLaughlin is located in the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, McLaughlin had an population of 650 people. This is a decrease of 1.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, McLaughlin had a population of 663 people (or 16.37% of the total population of Corson County). This makes McLaughlin the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of McLaughlin represents 0.08% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 123rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 663 people, the population of McLaughlin decreased 14.45% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 775 people).

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

Communities Also Named McLaughlin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named McLaughlin - they are located in Alberta, Arkansas, Michigan and New Brunswick.

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

Communities near McLaughlin ...

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

  • Jeffrey [Corson County] - Historic
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    • Jeffrey [Corson County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of McLaughlin
    • Estimated population in 2014: 535 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeffrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Little Eagle [Corson County]
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    • Little Eagle [Corson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of McLaughlin
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 319 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Eagle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Eagle<7>
  • Wakpala [Corson County]
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    • Wakpala [Corson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of McLaughlin
    • Estimated population in 2014: 312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakpala
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakpala<7>
  • Selfridge [Sioux County]
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    • Selfridge [Sioux County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of McLaughlin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selfridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selfridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selfridge<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kenel [Corson County]
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      • Kenel [Corson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of McLaughlin
      • Estimated population in 2014: 61 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenel
    • Walker [Corson County]
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      • Walker [Corson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of McLaughlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
    • Mahto [Corson County]
    • Bullhead [Corson County]
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      • Bullhead [Corson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of McLaughlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullhead<7>
    • Fort Yates [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Yates
      • Fort Yates [Sioux County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northeast of McLaughlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Yates
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Yates<7>
    • Trail City [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trail City
      • Trail City [Corson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the south of McLaughlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trail City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trail City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trail 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 McLaughlin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for McLaughlin.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for McLaughlin ...

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McLaughlin. 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 Corson, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for McLaughlin. 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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for McLaughlin.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McLaughlin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- McLaughlin) 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 McLaughlin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McLaughlinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in McLaughlin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8131, Longitude: -100.8115       In this case, the coordinates for McLaughlin 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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