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Welcome to Sisseton ...

The city of Sisseton is located in Roberts County<1> and is the County Seat for Roberts County.

The pronunciation of Sisseton: SIHS-eh-tuhn<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sisseton has a population of 2,399 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Sisseton is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Sisseton is located in the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sisseton had an population of 2,399 people. This is a decrease of 2.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sisseton had a population of 2,470 people (which is 24.34% of the total population of Roberts County). This makes Sisseton the county's most populous community.

The population of Sisseton represents 0.3% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 40th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,470 people, the population of Sisseton decreased 3.97% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,572 people).

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

Communities near Sisseton ...

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

  • Goodwill (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
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    • Goodwill lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Sisseton and is located in Roberts County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 876 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodwill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwill
  • Veblen (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Veblen
    • Veblen lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Sisseton and is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 527 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Veblen have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veblen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Veblen<7>
  • Browns Valley (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns Valley
    • Browns Valley lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Sisseton and is located in Traverse County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browns Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Valley
  • Wilmot (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
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    • Wilmot lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Sisseton and is located in Roberts County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmot have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmot<7>
  • New Effington (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
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    • New Effington lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Sisseton and is located in Roberts County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 246 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Effington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Effington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Effington<7>
  • Hammer (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
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    • Hammer lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Sisseton and is located in Roberts County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 241 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hammer have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammer
  • Beardsley (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beardsley
    • Beardsley lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Sisseton and is located in Big Stone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beardsley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beardsley<7>
  • Long Hollow Housing (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Hollow Housing
    • Long Hollow Housing lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Sisseton and is located in Roberts County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 192 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Hollow Housing have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Hollow Housing
  • Peever (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peever
    • Peever lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Sisseton and is located in Roberts County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 162 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peever
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peever<7>
  • Spring Grove (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
    • Spring Grove lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Sisseton and is located in Roberts County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 125 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sisseton. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sisseton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sisseton ...

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

Adding Sisseton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sisseton 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 Sisseton was on a map titled Road Map for South Dakota (from Shell Oil, 1949).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sisseton on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Sisseton

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sisseton. 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 Roberts, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Sisseton. 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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sisseton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sisseton - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sisseton) 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 Sisseton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SissetonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sisseton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6637, Longitude: -97.0496    
<6>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.
<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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