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Welcome to Pukwana ...

The town of Pukwana is located in Brule County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Pukwana: puk-WAH-nuh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pukwana has a population of 305 people<4> (see below for details).

Pukwana is 1,560 feet [475 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Pukwana: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pukwana had an population of 305 people. This is an increase of 7.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pukwana had a population of 285 people (or 5.42% of the total population of Brule County). This makes Pukwana the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Pukwana represents 0.04% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 211st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 285 people, the population of Pukwana has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 287 people).

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

Communities near Pukwana ...

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

  • Chamberlain [Brule County]
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    • Chamberlain [Brule County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Pukwana
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamberlain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,366 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chamberlain<7>
  • Kimball [Brule County]
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    • Kimball [Brule County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Pukwana
    • Estimated population in 2019: 673 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<7>
  • Oacoma [Lyman County]
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    • Oacoma [Lyman County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Pukwana
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oacoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 471 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oacoma<7>
  • East Lyman [Lyman County]
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    • East Lyman [Lyman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Pukwana
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lyman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ola [Brule County]
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      • Ola [Brule County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Pukwana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 108 people
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    • Shelby [Buffalo County]
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      • Shelby [Buffalo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Pukwana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 96 people
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    • Lyonville [Brule County]
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      • Lyonville [Brule County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Pukwana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 49 people
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    • Eagle [Brule County]
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      • Eagle [Brule County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Pukwana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 17 people
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    • Gann Valley [Buffalo County]
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      • Gann Valley [Buffalo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northeast of Pukwana
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 14 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gann Valley<7>
    • Iona [Lyman County]
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      • Iona [Lyman County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the southwest of Pukwana
      • Estimated population in 2014: 83 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iona<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 Pukwana. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pukwana.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pukwana ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Brule County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pukwana. 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 Brule, 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 Pukwana. 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 Pukwana.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pukwana - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pukwana) 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 Pukwana. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pukwana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pukwana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7789, Longitude: -99.1829       In this case, the coordinates for Pukwana 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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