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McLaughlin, South Dakota

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Welcome to McLaughlin ...

The city of McLaughlin is located in Corson County.

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

The pronunciation of McLaughlin: mik-GLAWF-luhn<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, McLaughlin has a population of 679 people<3> (see below for details).

McLaughlin is 1,990 feet [607 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

McLaughlin is within the boundaries of the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

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 (with a count of 775 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, McLaughlin had an population of 679 people. This is an increase of 2.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.39% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near McLaughlin ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from McLaughlin and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Fort Yates (ND)   [Map]   2,355   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Selfridge (ND)   [Map]   173   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
East Corson   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jeffrey - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kenel   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Little Eagle   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See 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 McLaughlin. 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 McLaughlin. 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 McLaughlin.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McLaughlin. 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 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.

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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 McLaughlin.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McLaughlin - 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for McLaughlin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McLaughlin

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McLaughlin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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