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Welcome to Philip ...

The city of Philip is located in Haakon County<1> and is the County Seat for Haakon County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Philip has a population of 765 people<3> (see below for details).

Philip is 2,210 feet [674 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Philip is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from Philip (for example, toward Murdo), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The area code for Philip: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Philip had an population of 765 people. This is a decrease of 1.8% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Philip had a population of 779 people (which is 40.22% of the total population of Haakon County). This makes Philip the county's most populous community.

The population of Philip represents 0.1% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 108th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 779 people, the population of Philip decreased 11.98% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 885 people).

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

Communities Also Named Philip ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Philip - it's located in South Carolina.

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

Communities near Philip ...

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

  • Kadoka [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kadoka
    • Kadoka [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Philip
    • Estimated population in 2019: 717 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kadoka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kadoka<6>
  • Cottonwood [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Philip
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Weta [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weta
    • Weta [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Philip
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 5 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weta
  • Quinn [Pennington County]
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    • Quinn [Pennington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the west of Philip
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quinn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 61 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinn<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belvidere [Jackson County]
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      • Belvidere [Jackson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Philip
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belvidere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvidere
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belvidere<6>
    • Midland [Haakon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Haakon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the east of Philip
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland<6>
    • Interior [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Interior
      • Interior [Jackson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the southwest of Philip
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Interior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Interior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Interior<6>
    • Milesville [Haakon County]
    • Wall [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wall
      • Wall [Pennington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the west of Philip
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 875 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wall<6>
    • Creighton [Pennington County]

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Philip. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Philip.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Philip ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Philip. 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 Haakon, 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 Philip.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Philip - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Philip) 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 Philip. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Philip

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Philip. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0405, Longitude: -101.6643       In this case, the coordinates for Philip 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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