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Welcome to Whitewood ...

The city of Whitewood is located in Lawrence County<1>.

The location of Whitewood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Whitewood has a population of 979 people<3> (see below for details).

Whitewood is 3,660 feet [1,116 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Whitewood is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Whitewood: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Whitewood had an population of 979 people. This is an increase of 5.61% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Whitewood had a population of 927 people. This makes Whitewood the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Whitewood represents 0.11% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 95th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 927 people, the population of Whitewood increased 9.83% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 844 people).

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

Communities Also Named Whitewood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Whitewood - they are located in Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan and Virginia.

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

Communities near Whitewood ...

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

  • Spearfish [Lawrence County]
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    • Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Whitewood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spearfish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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<6>
  • Sturgis [Meade County]
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    • Sturgis [Meade County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Whitewood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,922 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<6>
  • Belle Fourche [Butte County]
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    • Belle Fourche [Butte County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Whitewood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Fourche have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,702 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Fourche
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Fourche<6>
  • Lead [Lawrence County]
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    • Lead [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitewood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,943 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lead<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North Spearfish [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Spearfish
      • North Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Whitewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Spearfish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,221 people
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    • Deadwood [Lawrence County]
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      • Deadwood [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitewood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,293 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deadwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deadwood<6>
    • Trojan [Lawrence County]
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      • Trojan [Lawrence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitewood
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Whitewood
      • Estimated population in 2014: 342 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Onge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Onge<6>
    • Nisland [Butte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nisland
      • Nisland [Butte County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Whitewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nisland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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<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 Whitewood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Whitewood.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whitewood ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lawrence County: www.lawrence.sd.us/

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 Lawrence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Whitewood.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whitewood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Whitewood) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Whitewood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitewood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitewood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4617, Longitude: -103.6405       In this case, the coordinates for Whitewood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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