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Welcome to Willow Lake ...

The city of Willow Lake is located in Clark County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Willow Lake: Willow Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Willow Lake has a population of 243 people<3> (see below for details).

Willow Lake is 1,770 feet [539 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Willow Lake: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Willow Lake had an population of 243 people. This is a decrease of 7.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Willow Lake had a population of 263 people (which is 7.13% of the total population of Clark County). This makes Willow Lake the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Willow Lake represents 0.03% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 219th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 263 people, the population of Willow Lake decreased 10.54% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 294 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Willow Lake.

Communities Also Named Willow Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Willow Lake - they are located in Alaska, Georgia (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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

Communities near Willow Lake ...

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

  • Success [Clark County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
    • Success [Clark County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Willow Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 6,741 people
  • Clark [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Willow Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,061 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clark<6>
  • De Smet [Kingsbury County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Smet
    • De Smet [Kingsbury County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Willow Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,052 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Smet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Smet<6>
  • Bryant [Hamlin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryant
    • Bryant [Hamlin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Willow Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 454 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryant<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Henry [Codington County]
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      • Henry [Codington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Willow Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henry<6>
    • Elrod [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elrod
      • Elrod [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Willow Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elrod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 92 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elrod
    • Osceola [Kingsbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
      • Osceola [Kingsbury County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Willow Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osceola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 90 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
    • Hazel [Hamlin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel
      • Hazel [Hamlin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Willow Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazel<6>
    • Manchester [Kingsbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Kingsbury County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Willow Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Merton [Clark County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merton
      • Merton [Clark County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Willow Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 55 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Willow Lake ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Willow Lake. 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 Clark, 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 Willow Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Willow Lake - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Willow Lake) 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 Willow Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Willow Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6280, Longitude: -97.6381       In this case, the coordinates for Willow Lake 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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