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Welcome to Sturgis ...

The city of Sturgis is located in Meade County<1> and is the County Seat for Meade County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sturgis has a population of 6,976 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Sturgis is 3,420 feet [1,042 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Sturgis is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Sturgis: (605)

The ZIP code for Sturgis: 57785<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sturgis had an population of 6,976 people. This is an increase of 5.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sturgis had a population of 6,627 people (or 26.06% of the total population of Meade County). This makes Sturgis the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Sturgis represents 0.81% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,627 people, the population of Sturgis increased 2.87% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,442 people).

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

Communities Also Named Sturgis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Sturgis - they are located in Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Saskatchewan.

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

Communities near Sturgis ...

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

  • Spearfish [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spearfish
    • Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Sturgis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,900 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spearfish have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spearfish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spearfish<7>
  • Lead [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead
    • Lead [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Sturgis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,947 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lead<7>
  • Summerset [Meade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerset
    • Summerset [Meade County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Sturgis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,691 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerset
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerset<7>
  • Deadwood [Lawrence County]
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    • Deadwood [Lawrence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Sturgis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,294 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deadwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deadwood<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Whitewood [Lawrence County]
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      • Whitewood [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Sturgis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 999 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitewood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitewood<7>
    • Piedmont [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Meade County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Sturgis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 895 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<7>
    • Trojan [Lawrence County]
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      • Trojan [Lawrence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Sturgis
      • Estimated population in 2014: 627 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trojan
    • Lancaster City [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster City
      • Lancaster City [Lawrence County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Sturgis
      • Estimated population in 2014: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Saint Onge [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Onge
      • Saint Onge [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Sturgis
      • Estimated population in 2014: 342 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Onge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Onge<7>
    • Nisland [Butte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nisland
      • Nisland [Butte County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Sturgis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nisland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nisland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nisland<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 Sturgis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sturgis.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sturgis. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sturgis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sturgis ...

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

Adding Sturgis to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sturgis 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 Sturgis was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Meade County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sturgis. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Meade County: www.meadecounty.org/

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 Meade, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sturgis.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sturgis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Sturgis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sturgis or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Sturgis) 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 Sturgis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SturgisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sturgis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4097, Longitude: -103.5091    
<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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