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

The community of Yankton is the Seat for Yankton County.

Yankton County was founded in 1862.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Yankton had a population of 21,986 people. This is an increase of 1.54% since the last Census (which gave a population of 21,652 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Yankton represented 2.87% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 9th 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
201022,438+3.63%+2.06% since 2009
200921,986+1.54%+0.47% since 2008
200821,883+1.07%+0.8% since 2007
200021,652The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Yankton   13,86613,5282.5% increase  
West Yankton   3,4623,4790.49% decrease  
Southeast Yankton   9269330.75% decrease  
Gayville   4004184.31% decrease  
Volin   1972074.83% decrease  

Websites for Yankton County

Official Website:   www.co.yankton.sd.us/

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<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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