Davison County, South Dakota

county in South Dakota, United States of America

Davison County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2020 census, 19,956 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Mitchell.[2] It was founded in 1874.[3] It was named for Henry C. Davison, the first settler in the county.[4]

Davison County
Davison County Courthouse in Mitchell
Davison County Courthouse in Mitchell
Map of South Dakota highlighting Davison County
Location within the U.S. state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 43°41′N 98°10′W / 43.68°N 98.16°W / 43.68; -98.16
Country United States
State South Dakota
Founded1873 (created)
1874 (organized)
Largest cityMitchell
 • Total437 sq mi (1,130 km2)
 • Land436 sq mi (1,130 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (4 km2)  0.3%
 • Total19,956
 • Density46/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districtAt-large

Davison County is part of the Mitchell, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.


  1. "QuickFacts: Davison County, South Dakota". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  2. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  3. "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Archived from the original on April 2, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 101.

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