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|Popular Vote||Electoral Vote|
|Richard Nixon||Spiro Agnew||Republican
|George McGovern||R. Sargent Shriver||Democrat
|Linda Jenness||Andrew Pulley||Independent
|1980 Population:||690,768||Enum.||1980 Population Density:||3.5||persons/km2|
|1972 Population:||677,389||Est.||1972 Population Density:||3.4||persons/km2|
|1970 Population:||666,257||Enum.||1970 Population Density:||3.4||persons/km2|
|Total Electoral Vote:||4||Electoral Vote Density:||169,347||persons/EV|
|Land Area (2000):||196,540||km2||Annual Pop Growth Rate:||0.4||%|
|Election Data and Statistics:|
- Source for Popular Vote data: South Dakota Secretary of State, comp., "Presidential Electors," Official Election Returns by Counties for the State of South Dakota General Election November 7, 1972 (Pierre, 1972)
- Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
|Results for and Individual County:|