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South Dakota Census Data: Population & Housing Density

Population, Areas, and Housing Density for South Dakota counties are shown in this easy-to-read table and chart combination.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2000 Census.


South Dakota Census Data: Population & Housing Density
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
South Dakota

754,844

323,208

77,116.49

1,231.85

75,884.64

9.9

4.3

South Dakota
Aurora Co.3,0581,298712.534.35708.184.31.8Aurora Co.
Beadle Co.17,0238,2061,264.826.131,258.7013.56.5Beadle Co.
Bennett Co.3,5741,2781,190.595.301,185.293.01.1Bennett Co.
Bon Homme Co.7,2603,007581.3217.98563.3412.95.3Bon Homme Co.
Brookings Co.28,22011,576804.7610.30794.4635.514.6Brookings Co.
Brown Co.35,46015,8611,731.2118.141,713.0720.79.3Brown Co.
Brule Co.5,3642,272846.4927.54818.966.52.8Brule Co.
Buffalo Co.2,032602487.4316.83470.594.31.3Buffalo Co.
Butte Co.9,0944,0592,266.3617.842,248.514.01.8Butte Co.
Campbell Co.1,782962771.3435.54735.792.41.3Campbell Co.
Charles Mix Co.9,3503,8531,150.1952.611,097.578.53.5Charles Mix Co.
Clark Co.4,1431,880967.799.87957.924.32.0Clark Co.
Clay Co.13,5375,438416.705.10411.6032.913.2Clay Co.
Codington Co.25,89711,324717.0829.41687.6737.716.5Codington Co.
Corson Co.4,1811,5362,529.4256.482,472.931.70.6Corson Co.
Custer Co.7,2753,6241,559.141.451,557.694.72.3Custer Co.
Davison Co.18,7418,093436.781.34435.4443.018.6Davison Co.
Day Co.6,2673,6181,091.2162.631,028.576.13.5Day Co.
Deuel Co.4,4982,172636.7213.17623.557.23.5Deuel Co.
Dewey Co.5,9722,1332,445.67143.032,302.642.60.9Dewey Co.
Douglas Co.3,4581,453434.130.60433.538.03.4Douglas Co.
Edmunds Co.4,3672,0221,151.165.581,145.583.81.8Edmunds Co.
Fall River Co.7,4533,8121,749.149.281,739.864.32.2Fall River Co.
Faulk Co.2,6401,2351,005.695.551,000.142.61.2Faulk Co.
Grant Co.7,8473,456687.915.40682.5111.55.1Grant Co.
Gregory Co.4,7922,4051,053.4537.511,015.934.72.4Gregory Co.
Haakon Co.2,1961,0021,827.2214.261,812.971.20.6Haakon Co.
Hamlin Co.5,5402,626537.9631.10506.8610.95.2Hamlin Co.
Hand Co.3,7411,8401,440.213.631,436.582.61.3Hand Co.
Hanson Co.3,1391,218435.640.87434.767.22.8Hanson Co.
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
South Dakota

754,844

323,208

77,116.49

1,231.85

75,884.64

9.9

4.3

South Dakota
Harding Co.1,3538042,677.587.082,670.500.50.3Harding Co.
Hughes Co.16,4817,055800.2959.37740.9222.29.5Hughes Co.
Hutchinson Co.8,0753,517814.371.55812.829.94.3Hutchinson Co.
Hyde Co.1,671769866.595.62860.971.90.9Hyde Co.
Jackson Co.2,9301,1731,871.242.121,869.131.60.6Jackson Co.
Jerauld Co.2,2951,167532.632.72529.914.32.2Jerauld Co.
Jones Co.1,193614971.661.14970.521.20.6Jones Co.
Kingsbury Co.5,8152,724863.6725.30838.376.93.2Kingsbury Co.
Lake Co.11,2765,282575.0611.83563.2320.09.4Lake Co.
Lawrence Co.21,80210,427800.310.28800.0427.313.0Lawrence Co.
Lincoln Co.24,1319,131578.590.50578.0941.715.8Lincoln Co.
Lyman Co.3,8951,6361,707.0667.101,639.962.41.0Lyman Co.
McCook Co.5,8322,383577.162.64574.5210.24.1McCook Co.
McPherson Co.2,9041,4651,151.8514.911,136.942.61.3McPherson Co.
Marshall Co.4,5762,562885.6347.92837.715.53.1Marshall Co.
Meade Co.24,25310,1493,482.4611.823,470.637.02.9Meade Co.
Mellette Co.2,0838241,309.753.261,306.491.60.6Mellette Co.
Miner Co.2,8841,408571.991.65570.345.12.5Miner Co.
Minnehaha Co.148,28160,237813.694.01809.67183.174.4Minnehaha Co.
Moody Co.6,5952,745521.101.43519.6712.75.3Moody Co.
Pennington Co.88,56537,2492,784.318.162,776.1531.913.4Pennington Co.
Perkins Co.3,3631,8542,890.7119.092,871.621.20.6Perkins Co.
Potter Co.2,6931,760898.4331.94866.493.12.0Potter Co.
Roberts Co.10,0164,7341,135.3534.081,101.289.14.3Roberts Co.
Sanborn Co.2,6751,220570.211.20569.014.72.1Sanborn Co.
Shannon Co.12,4663,1232,096.652.772,093.886.01.5Shannon Co.
Spink Co.7,4543,3521,510.056.181,503.875.02.2Spink Co.
Stanley Co.2,7721,2771,516.9973.711,443.281.90.9Stanley Co.
Sully Co.1,5568441,070.3663.461,006.901.50.8Sully Co.
Todd Co.9,0502,7661,390.902.781,388.126.52.0Todd Co.
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
South Dakota

754,844

323,208

77,116.49

1,231.85

75,884.64

9.9

4.3

South Dakota
Tripp Co.6,4303,0361,617.403.881,613.524.01.9Tripp Co.
Turner Co.8,8493,852617.450.63616.8214.36.2Turner Co.
Union Co.12,5845,345467.086.70460.3827.311.6Union Co.
Walworth Co.5,9743,144744.2236.41707.818.44.4Walworth Co.
Yankton Co.21,6528,840532.6211.07521.5541.516.9Yankton Co.
Ziebach Co.2,5198791,971.058.721,962.331.30.4Ziebach Co.

Reading the Chart:

The entries under the Area in square miles headings are areas.

The entries under the Population and Housing Units headings are totals.

The Density per square mile of land area values are derived by dividing the population (or housing unit) count by the land ares. For example, dividing the total US population of 281,421,906 by the total land area of 3,537,438.44 gives a density value of 79.6 people per square mile.

In this chart the length of all of the colored bars represent percentages of the highest value of any county in the state. For example, the county with the highest population will have a colored bar that fills the cell. A county with half that many people will have a colored bar that fills half the cell. The same method is used for the colored bars shown in the Area and Density table cells. For small percentages the bar does not appear.

Abbreviations used in location names: Co.=County, C.A.=Census Area, Pa.=Parish, Mu.=Municipio.

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