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Meade County, South Dakota


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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The South Dakota state capital is Pierre.
The population of Sturgis is approximately 6,132 (2006), 6627 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,969 (2000), 2916 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sturgis is 6.615 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sturgis is 3.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sturgis to Washington DC is 1503 miles.
The distance to the South Dakota state capital is 166 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sturgis is positioned 44.41 degrees north of the equator and 103.51 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sturgis elevation is 3,440 feet above sea level.
Sturgis per capita income is $ 16,763 (2000).
Sturgis median income is $ 33,100 (2005).
The Sturgis median home price is $ 73,700 (2005).
The average winter temperature is 24 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72 degrees F.


in western South Dakota about 31 miles north of Rapid City. Other nearby communities include Whitewood, Deadwood, Lead, Central City, Nisland, Fruitdale, Newell and Blackhawk.

Here is a map page for Sturgis.
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History & History Related Items

The town evolved from Fort Sturgis which was established here in 1876.

Sturgis was named for Lt. Jack Sturgis, an officer killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn; or for his father, Major Samuel D. Sturgis.
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The incorporation of Sturgis

16 June 1888


Home of the Sturgis Motorcycle Ral ly
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally began in 1938, has happened every year since except for two years during WWII. 2008 will be the 68th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
999 Main Street
Sturgis SD 57785
Phone: 605-347-2001
Founded in January, 2001

Bear Butte State Park
about six miles from Sturgis
The trailhead for the 111 mile long Centennial Trail begins here.
An education center tells of the local geology, history and cultural beliefs of the local Northern Plains Indians.
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Sturgis City Government

City of Sturgis
1040 Second St. Suite 103
Sturgis, South Dakota 57785
Phone: 605-347-4861

Sturgis is the County Seat for Meade County

Meade County Courthouse
1425 Sherman Street
Sturgis, SD 57785
Phone: 605-347-2356

Sturgis Chamber

Sturgis Chamber Of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
2040 Junction Ave
Sturgis, SD 57785
Phone: 605-347-2556

Sturgis Organizations

Sturgis Chamber Of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
2040 Junction Ave
Sturgis, SD 57785
Phone: 605-347-2556

Sturgis Libraries

Sturgis Public Library
1040 2nd Street, Suite 101
Sturgis, South Dakota 57785
Phone: 605-347-2624

Sturgis Schools

The children of Sturgis attend schools in the Meade School District
1230 Douglas Street
Sturgis, SD 57785
Phone: 605-347-2523
Toll-free: 877-522-6251
Brown High School
12901 Highway 34
Sturgis, SD 57785
Phone: 605-347-2686 Sturgis


The population of Sturgis was:
1990 - 5,330
2000 - 6,442
2003 - 6,389
2005 - 6,260
2006 - 6,132

the number of housing units was:
1990 - 2,358
2000 - 2,969

Median age:
2000 - 39.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 30,253
2005 - $ 33,100

Median house value:
2000 - $ 74,200
2005 - $ 73,700

Sturgis is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings time during a portion of the year.

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