Lake Poinsett (CDP), South Dakota

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Lake Poinsett, South Dakota
Lake Poinsett is located in South Dakota
Lake Poinsett
Lake Poinsett
Coordinates: 44°33′56″N 97°4′55″W / 44.56556°N 97.08194°W / 44.56556; -97.08194Coordinates: 44°33′56″N 97°4′55″W / 44.56556°N 97.08194°W / 44.56556; -97.08194
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountiesHamlin, Brookings
 • Total17.8 sq mi (46.0 km2)
 • Land5.2 sq mi (13.5 km2)
 • Water12.5 sq mi (32.5 km2)
1,649 ft (503 m)
 • Total493
 • Density95/sq mi (36.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-35480[1]
GNIS feature ID1257162[2]

Lake Poinsett is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hamlin and Brookings counties in South Dakota, United States. The population was 493 at the 2010 census.[3]


The Lake Poinsett CDP comprises the lake of the same name and its shoreside communities in Hamlin and Brookings counties. U.S. Route 81 passes through the CDP along the western shore of the lake and leads north 24 miles (39 km) to Watertown and south 13 miles (21 km) to Arlington.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Lake Poinsett CDP has a total area of 17.8 square miles (46.0 km2), of which 5.2 square miles (13.5 km2) is land and 12.5 square miles (32.5 km2), or 70.67%, is water.[3]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lake Poinsett CDP, South Dakota". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 7, 2014.