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Welcome to Waubay ...

The city of Waubay is located in Day County<1>.

The pronunciation of Waubay: wah-BAY<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waubay has a population of 560 people<3> (see below for details).

Waubay is 1,810 feet [552 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Waubay: (605)

The ZIP code for Waubay: 57273<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waubay had an population of 560 people. This is a decrease of 2.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waubay had a population of 576 people (or 10.09% of the total population of Day County). This makes Waubay the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Waubay represents 0.07% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 143rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 576 people, the population of Waubay decreased 12.99% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 662 people).

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

Communities near Waubay ...

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

  • Webster [Day County]
  • Goodwill [Roberts County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodwill have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodwill
    • Goodwill [Roberts County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Waubay
    • Estimated population in 2014: 876 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwill
  • Florence [Codington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Codington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Waubay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 360 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<7>
  • Summit [Roberts County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
    • Summit [Roberts County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Waubay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summit<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roslyn [Day County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roslyn have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roslyn
      • Roslyn [Day County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Waubay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roslyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roslyn<7>
    • Holmquist [Day County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmquist
      • Holmquist [Day County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Waubay
      • Estimated population in 2014: 154 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmquist
    • Spring Grove [Roberts County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Roberts County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Waubay
      • Estimated population in 2014: 125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
    • Wallace [Codington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallace have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallace
      • Wallace [Codington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Waubay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 87 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallace<7>
    • Ortley [Roberts County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ortley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ortley
      • Ortley [Roberts County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Waubay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 64 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ortley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ortley<7>
    • Grenville [Day County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grenville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenville
      • Grenville [Day County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Waubay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenville<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 Waubay. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waubay.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waubay ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Day, 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 Waubay. 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 Waubay.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waubay - 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 Waubay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waubay or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waubay) 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 Waubay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waubay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waubay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3336, Longitude: -97.3049    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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