Clark County, South Dakota

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Clark County, South Dakota
CLARK COUNTY COURTHOUSE, CLARK,SD.JPG
Clark County Courthouse
Map of South Dakota highlighting Clark 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 1881
Seat Clark
Largest city Clark
Area
 • Total 967 sq mi (2,505 km2)
 • Land 958 sq mi (2,481 km2)
 • Water 9.9 sq mi (26 km2), 1.0%
Population
 • (2010) 3,691
 • Density 3.9/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.clarksd.com/<br />countygovernment.htm

Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,691.[1] Its county seat is Clark.[2] The county was created in 1873 and organized in 1881.[3] It was named for Newton Clark, a South Dakota legislator in 1873.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 967 square miles (2,500 km2), of which 958 square miles (2,480 km2) is land and 9.9 square miles (26 km2) (1.0%) is water.[6]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 114
1890 6,728 5,801.8%
1900 6,942 3.2%
1910 10,901 57.0%
1920 11,136 2.2%
1930 11,022 −1.0%
1940 8,955 −18.8%
1950 8,369 −6.5%
1960 7,134 −14.8%
1970 5,515 −22.7%
1980 4,894 −11.3%
1990 4,403 −10.0%
2000 4,143 −5.9%
2010 3,691 −10.9%
Est. 2013 3,610 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 4,143 people, 1,598 households, and 1,110 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,880 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.65% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.2% were of German, 24.9% Norwegian and 5.0% English ancestry.

There were 1,598 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.60% were married couples living together, 4.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 28.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 22.00% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 22.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,208, and the median income for a family was $35,559. Males had a median income of $24,421 versus $19,543 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,597. About 10.90% of families and 14.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 16.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into twenty-seven townships:

  • Ash
  • Blaine
  • Collins
  • Cottonwood
  • Darlington
  • Day
  • Eden
  • Elrod
  • Fordham
  • Foxton
  • Garfield
  • Hague
  • Lake
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Maydell
  • Merton
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Pleasant
  • Raymond
  • Richland
  • Rosedale
  • Spring Valley
  • Thorp
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Woodland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 82. 
  5. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 57. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

Coordinates: 44°52′N 97°44′W / 44.86°N 97.73°W / 44.86; -97.73