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Meade County,

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The Key City of the Black Hills

The South Dakota state capital is Pierre.

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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).

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Sturgis location: 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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Climate & Weather

The average winter temperature is 24 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Sturgis history:

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.
The incorporation date of Sturgis: 16 June 1888

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Sturgis attractions:

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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