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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 6,922 people<2> (see below for details).

Sturgis is 3,420 feet [1,042 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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

Sturgis lies within the (605) area code.

The ZIP code for Sturgis: 57785<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sturgis had an population of 6,922 people. This is an increase of 4.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.45% 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 (with 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]
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    • Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Sturgis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spearfish have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,756 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spearfish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spearfish<7>
  • Lead [Lawrence County]
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    • Lead [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Sturgis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,943 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lead<7>
  • Summerset [Meade County]
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    • Summerset [Meade County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Sturgis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,660 people
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    • 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
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,293 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitewood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 979 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitewood<7>
    • Piedmont [Meade County]
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      • Piedmont [Meade County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Sturgis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 903 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
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    • 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
      • 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.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 419 people
    • Saint Onge [Lawrence County]
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      • 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nisland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 225 people
      • 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities 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 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sturgis

Our 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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