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Welcome to Volga ...

The city of Volga is located in Brookings County<1>.



The pronunciation of Volga: VAHL-guh<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Volga, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1879.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Volga has a population of 2,055 people<3> (see below for details).

Volga is 1,630 feet [497 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Volga lies within the (605) area code.

The ZIP code for Volga: 57071<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Volga had an population of 2,055 people. This is an increase of 16.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 43.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Volga had a population of 1,768 people (or 5.53% of the total population of Brookings County). This makes Volga the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Volga represents 0.22% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 58th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,768 people, the population of Volga increased 23.21% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,435 people).

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

Communities Also Named Volga ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Volga - they are located in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Manitoba, North Carolina, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Volga ...

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

  • Brookings
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Medary
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medary have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medary
    • Medary is located in Brookings County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,442 people
  • Arlington
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington is located in Kingsbury County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 872 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington <6>
  • Aurora
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora is located in Brookings County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 866 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora <6>
  • Estelline
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estelline have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estelline
    • Estelline is located in Hamlin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 744 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estelline <6>
  • White
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White
    • White is located in Brookings County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White <6>
  • North Grove Addition
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Grove Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Grove Addition
    • North Grove Addition is located in Brookings County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 471 people
  • Rutland
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Bruce
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
    • Bruce is located in Brookings County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 205 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruce <6>
  • Sinai
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sinai have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinai
    • Sinai is located in Brookings County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinai <6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Volga ...

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

Adding Volga to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Volga in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Volga was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Volga post office opened in 1879.

We also found Volga in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Volga.

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

The official website for Brookings County: www.brookingscountysd.gov/

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 Brookings, 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 Volga. 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 Volga.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Volga - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Volga). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Volga or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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