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Welcome to Wakonda ...
The town of Wakonda is located in Clay County<1>.
The location of Wakonda has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
The pronunciation of Wakonda: wuh-KAHN-duh<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Wakonda has a population of 295 people<4> (see below for details).
Wakonda is 1,380 feet [421 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Wakonda lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Wakonda: (605)
We don't have a date for the establishment of Wakonda.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wakonda had an population of 295 people. This is a decrease of 8.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.12% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Wakonda had a population of 321 people. This makes Wakonda the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Wakonda represents 0.04% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 202nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 321 people, the population of Wakonda decreased 14.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 374 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Wakonda.
Communities near Wakonda ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wakonda.
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 Wakonda. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wakonda.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wakonda. 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 Wakonda.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wakonda. See our Newspapers Page for Wakonda.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wakonda ...
Looking for more information about Wakonda? 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 Wakonda, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wakonda.
Adding Wakonda to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Wakonda 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 that we've found for Wakonda was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Wakonda on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Dakota (1937).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wakonda.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wakonda. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Clay County: www.claycountysd.org/
The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 17 May 2023