Sturgis, SD Population

Population: 6,442. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,260 (-2.8% change)
Males: 3,069 (47.6%), Females: 3,373 (52.4%)

Meade County

Zip code: 57785

Median resident age: 39.8 years
Median household income: $30,253
Median house value: $74,200

Races in Sturgis:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.6%)
  • American Indian (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)

Ancestries: German (38.1%), Irish (14.9%), Norwegian (12.5%), English (9.1%), United States (5.7%), Swedish (4.8%).

Elevation: 3440 feet

Land area: 3.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Sturgis

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sturgis city

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +369 (+6.1%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Sturgis:

  • STURGIS COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CTR-CAH (949 HARMON STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sturgis:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sturgis:

  • ELLSWORTH AFB (about 35 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RCA)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL (about 42 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RAP)
  • GILLETTE-CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 140 miles; GILLETTE, WY; Abbreviation: GCC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sturgis:

  • STURGIS MUNI (about 11 miles; STURGIS, SD; Abbreviation: 49B)
  • BLACK HILLS-CLYDE ICE FIELD (about 18 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Abbreviation: SPF)
  • BELLE FOURCHE MUNICIPAL (about 32 miles; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Abbreviation: EFC)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sturgis:

  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 31 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 116 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 219 miles; CASPER, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 244 miles; LARAMIE, WY; Full-time enrollment: 9,665)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 251 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 253 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)

Schools

Public high school in Sturgis:

  • BROWN HI SCH (Students: 837; Location: 12930 E HWY 34; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sturgis:

  • WILLIAMS MIDDLE SCH (Students: 680; Location: 1425 CEDAR ST; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • STURGIS ELEM (Students: 551; Location: 1119 3RD ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • DEV DISABILITIES PROGRAM (Students: 47; Location: 2885 DICKSON DR; Grades: PK – 12)
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM (Students: 23; Location: 2885 DICKSON DR; Grades: 04 – 12)
  • ALKALI ELEM (Students: 9; Location: 14758 ALKALI RD; Grades: KG – 08)

Libraries

Library in Sturgis:

  • STURGIS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $304,002; Location: 1040 2ND STREET; 38,520 books; 1,361 audio materials; 2,015 video materials; 145 serial subscriptions)

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