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Welcome to Yankton ...

The city of Yankton is located in Yankton County<1> and is the County Seat for Yankton County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Yankton has a population of 14,687 people<3> (see below for details).

Yankton is 1,240 feet [378 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Yankton lies within the (605) area code.

Websites for Yankton ...

Official Website:   www.cityofyankton.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.yanktonsd.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Yankton had an population of 14,687 people. This is an increase of 1.61% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Yankton had a population of 14,454 people (which is 64.42% of the total population of Yankton County). This makes Yankton the county's most populous community.

The population of Yankton represents 1.78% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,454 people, the population of Yankton increased 6.85% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,528 people).

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

Communities Also Named Yankton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Yankton - they are located in Kansas and Oregon.

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

Communities near Yankton ...

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

  • Hartington [Cedar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartington
    • Hartington [Cedar County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Yankton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,464 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartington<6>
  • Crofton [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crofton
    • Crofton [Knox County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Yankton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 663 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crofton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crofton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crofton<6>
  • Irene [Turner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irene
    • Irene [Turner County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Yankton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 406 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irene
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irene<6>
  • Tabor [Bon Homme County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tabor
    • Tabor [Bon Homme County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Yankton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 402 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tabor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tabor<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gayville [Yankton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayville
      • Gayville [Yankton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Yankton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 396 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gayville<6>
    • Wakonda [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakonda
      • Wakonda [Clay County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Yankton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 294 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakonda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakonda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakonda<6>
    • Jamesville [Yankton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamesville
      • Jamesville [Yankton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Yankton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamesville
    • Meckling [Clay County]
    • Westreville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westreville
      • Westreville [Clay County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Yankton
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 208 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westreville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westreville
    • Mayfield [Yankton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayfield
      • Mayfield [Yankton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Yankton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayfield

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Yankton. Our list includes 46 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Yankton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Yankton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Yankton County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Yankton: www.cityofyankton.org/

The official website for Yankton County: www.co.yankton.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 Yankton, 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 Yankton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Yankton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Yankton) 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 Yankton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Yankton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yankton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8897, Longitude: -97.3923       In this case, the coordinates for Yankton 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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