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De Smet is a city in Kingsbury County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Father Pierre De Smet, Jesuit missionary
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named De Smet. For links to other places called De Smet, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of De Smet is 44.386N. The longitude is -97.547W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,726 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,100.
Sections below provide additional information and links about De Smet demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kingsbury County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57231 ZIP code.
36% of De Smet residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the De Smet ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in De Smet was $15,372, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of De Smet residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in De Smet, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $234. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $646.
Kingsbury County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our De Smet political report.
The average commute time for De Smet workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in De Smet include Super 8.
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