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Hot Springs
Fall River County, South Dakota


Southern Gateway to the Black Hills

Page Contents for Hot Springs, South Dakota

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The South Dakota state capital is Pierre.
The population of Hot Springs is approximately 4,093 (2008), 3711 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,900 (2000), 1730 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hot Springs is 7.429 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hot Springs is 2.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hot Springs to Washington DC is 1485 miles.
The distance to the South Dakota state capital is 176 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hot Springs is positioned 43.43 degrees north of the equator and 103.48 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hot Springs elevation is 3,448 feet above sea level.
Hot Springs per capita income is $ 22,396 (2008).
Hot Springs median income is $ 32,950 (2008).
The Hot Springs median home price is $ 88,587 (2008).
Hot Springs average annual rainfall is 17.53 inches per year
Hot Springs average annual snowfall is 26.70 inches per year.
Hot Springs average temperature is 48.6 degrees F.


in southwestern South Dakota about 46 miles from Rapid City. Other nearby communities include Buffalo Gap, Pringle, Edgemont, Oelrichs, Fairburn, Custer, Hermosa Keystone.
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moderate. Due to its location at the southern edge ofthe Black Hills, there are fairly mild winters compared to nearby areas. Summers have warm days and cool night and low humidity.
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History & History Related Items

The area was visited often by the Sioux and Cheyenne people who enjoyed the warm springs. Later, in the mid to late 1800's, European settlers arrived and settled here. Hot Springs was first known as Minnekahta. It was renamed Hot Springs in 1886 and several spas were built centered on the springs.

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The incorporation of Hot Springs



Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Evans Plunge with warm 87 degree spring water.

Gateway to the southern Black Hills area, especially the Wind Cave National Park

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary,br> 12163 Highland Road
P.O. Box 998
Hot Springs, SD 57747
South of the city off Highway 71. Bus tours are available.

Grandmas Farm and Zoo
28443 Old Hwy 79
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone: 605-535-3158

Pioneer Museum in Hot Springs
300 N. Chicago St.
P.O. Box 361
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone: 605-745-5147

Southern Hills Municipal Golf Course
West Hwy 18
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone: 605-745-6400

The Miss South Dakota Pageant is held in Hot Springs each year.
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Hot Springs City Government

City of Hot Springs
303 North River
Hot Springs, South Dakota 57747

Hot Springs has a Mayor/Council form of government.

Hot springs is the county seat of Fall River County.

Hot Springs Chamber

Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
801 South 6th Street
P.O. Box 342
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone: 605-745-4140
Toll-free: 800-325-6991

Hot Springs Organizations

Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
801 South 6th Street
P.O. Box 342
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone: 605-745-4140
Toll-free: 800-325-6991

Hot Springs Schools

Hot springs School District 23-2
1609 University Ave.
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone: 605-745-4145
Bethesda Lutheran School
1537 Baltimore
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone: 605-745-6676 Hot Springs


The population of Hot Springs was:
1990 - 4,325
2000 - 4,129
2009 - 4,093

The Number of Housing Units was:
1990 - 1,872
2000 - 1,900

Population Density:
2000 - 1,423.8 persons per square mile

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 27,079
2008 - $ 32,950

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 16,618
2008 - $ 22,396

Median age:
2000 - 45 years
2009 - 44.9 years

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 54,000
2008 - $ 88,587

Hot Springs is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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