Place:Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States

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Minnehaha County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 169,468, making it the most populous county in South Dakota. Its county seat is Sioux Falls. The county received its name from the Sioux Indian word "Mnihaha", which is often incorrectly translated as "laughing water," but in reality it translates into "rapid water," or "waterfall." The original word was altered to its current spelling, thus making pronunciation easier. Minnehaha County is part of the Sioux Falls, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1862 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 355
1880 8,251
1890 21,879
1900 23,926
1910 29,631
1920 42,490
1930 50,872
1940 57,697
1950 70,910
1960 86,575
1970 95,209
1980 109,435
1990 123,809

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