Brown County, South Dakota

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Brown County, South Dakota
Brown County Courthouse (Aberdeen) - restored.jpg
Brown County Courthouse
Map of South Dakota highlighting Brown County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded July 6, 1881[1]
Seat Aberdeen
Largest city Aberdeen
Area
 • Total 1,731 sq mi (4,483 km2)
 • Land 1,713 sq mi (4,437 km2)
 • Water 18 sq mi (47 km2), 1.05%
Population
 • (2010) 36,531
 • Density 21/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.brown.sd.us

Brown County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,531.[2] Its county seat is Aberdeen.[3] The county is named after Alfred Brown, of Hutchinson County, South Dakota, a Dakota Territory legislator in 1879.[4][1]

Brown County is part of the Aberdeen, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,731 square miles (4,483.3 km2), of which 1,713 square miles (4,436.6 km2) is land and 18 square miles (46.6 km2) (1.0%) is water.[5]

Major Highways[edit]

Adjacent Counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 353
1890 16,855 4,674.8%
1900 15,286 −9.3%
1910 25,867 69.2%
1920 29,509 14.1%
1930 31,458 6.6%
1940 29,676 −5.7%
1950 32,617 9.9%
1960 34,106 4.6%
1970 36,920 8.3%
1980 36,962 0.1%
1990 35,580 −3.7%
2000 35,460 −0.3%
2010 36,531 3.0%
Est. 2013 37,907 3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[2]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 35,460 people, 14,638 households, and 9,324 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 15,861 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.47% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 2.72% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 55.0% were of German and 12.7% of Norwegian ancestry.

There were 14,638 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.30% were non-families. 30.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,017, and the median income for a family was $44,788. Males had a median income of $29,592 versus $20,445 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,464. About 7.00% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.30% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

  • Half of Mansfield is in Brown County and the other half is in Spink County.

2010 United States Census population[8]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into forty-four townships: Aberdeen, Allison, Bates, Bath, Brainard, Cambria, Carlisle, Claremont, Columbia, East Hanson, East Rondell, Franklyn, Frederick, Garden Prairie, Garland, Gem, Greenfield, Groton, Hecla, Henry, Highland, Lansing, Liberty, Lincoln, Mercier, New Hope, North Detroit, Oneota, Ordway, Osceola, Palmyra, Portage, Prairiewood, Putney, Ravinia, Richland, Riverside, Savo, Shelby, South Detroit, Warner, West Hanson, Westport, West Rondell.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Legislative Manual, South Dakota, 2005, p. 596
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States. 1908. p. 12. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  8. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions: South Dakota". Population Census. 2010 United States Census. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 

Coordinates: 45°36′N 98°21′W / 45.60°N 98.35°W / 45.60; -98.35