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

The community of Sioux Falls is the Seat for Minnehaha County.

Minnehaha County was founded in 1862.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Minnehaha had a population of 183,048 people. This is an increase of 23.45% since the last Census (which gave a population of 148,281 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Minnehaha represented 19.64% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's most populous county (out of 66 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010169,468+14.29%-7.42% since 2009
2009183,048+23.45%+1.77% since 2008
2008179,862+21.3%+2.12% since 2007
2000148,281The Last Census

More information can be found on the Minnehaha County Census Page for Minnehaha County.


Below are some of the communities located in Minnehaha County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Minnehaha County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Sioux Falls   158,008123,97527.45% increase  
Brandon   8,1065,69342.39% increase  
Dell Rapids   3,1762,9806.58% increase  
Hartford   2,2771,84423.48% increase  
Crooks   1,11885930.15% increase  

Websites for Minnehaha County

Official Website:   www.minnehahacounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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