State AbbreviationSD
StatehoodNovember 2, 1889
State CapitalPierre
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 77,117 sq miles; Land Only: 75,885 sq miles
Number of Counties66
State Population (2010)814,180
Electoral Votes3
State Quarter Issue Date6-Nov-06
State MottoUnder God the people rule
State FlowerAmerican pasqueflower
State BirdRing-necked Pheasant
NicknameMount Rushmore State, Coyote State
Area Codes605
Top 5 Cities (2010 population)Sioux Falls (153,888)
Rapid City (67,956)
Aberdeen (26,091)
Brookings (22,056)
Watertown (21,482)
Major Sports TeamsNone
Federal PrisonsNone
Federal Correctional InstitutionsNone
State PrisonsMike Durfee State Prison
Rapid City Trustee Unit
South Dakota State Penitentiary and its Jameson Annex
South Dakota Women’s Prison
Yankton Trustee Unit

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