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Spearfish, South Dakota
Welcome to Spearfish ...
The location of Spearfish has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Spearfish has a population of 11,756 people<3> (see below for details).
Spearfish was established in 1876.
The community of Spearfish is 3,750 feet [1,143 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Spearfish is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Spearfish lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Spearfish is within the boundaries of the (605) area code.
Websites for Spearfish ...
Official Website: www.city.spearfish.sd.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Spearfish had an population of 11,756 people. This is an increase of 12.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.6% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Spearfish had a population of 10,494 people (which is 43.55% of the total population of Lawrence County). This makes Spearfish the county's most populous community.
The population of Spearfish represents 1.29% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 10,494 people, the population of Spearfish increased 21.94% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,606 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Spearfish.
Communities near Spearfish ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Spearfish.
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 Spearfish. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Spearfish.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spearfish. 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 Spearfish.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spearfish. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Spearfish.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spearfish ...
Looking for more information about Spearfish? 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 Spearfish, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Spearfish.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Spearfish: www.city.spearfish.sd.us/
The official website for Lawrence County: www.lawrence.sd.us/
The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/
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This page was last modified: 14 Jan 2021