Welcome to the City of Philip!

Philip is a welcoming friendly progressive community in western South Dakota with a population of 779. It is centrally located between Rapid City and Pierre on US Highway 14 and SD Highway 73.

A great deal of growth with businesses and agriculture as well as a new school has happened in Philip! All amenities can be found here from health care to banking, shopping and agriculture to name a few.

Philip is named after James “Scotty” Philip who is known for saving the buffalo. The school’s mascot is his namesake, “Philip Scotties.” 

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Scotty Philip Days is held annually in August (August 9-11, 2024). More information is available at this link or a schedule of events can be found here. The Philip Match Bronc Ride and Ranch Rodeo is also held annually in June. More information available at this link.  


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The City of Philip is an equal opportunity provider and employer.