Deuel County, South Dakota

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Deuel County, South Dakota
DEUEL COUNTY COURTHOUSE, CLEAR LAKE, SD.jpg
Deuel County Courthouse
Map of South Dakota highlighting Deuel 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 1862
Seat Clear Lake
Largest city Clear Lake
Area
 • Total 637 sq mi (1,649 km2)
 • Land 624 sq mi (1,615 km2)
 • Water 13 sq mi (34 km2), 2.07%
Population
 • (2010) 4,364
 • Density 7/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Deuel County (pronounced "DOOL"[1]) is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,364.[2] Its county seat is Clear Lake.[3]

History[edit]

Deuel County is named for Jacob Deuel, a legislator in 1862.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 636.6 square miles (1,648.8 km2), of which 622.7 square miles (1,612.8 km2) is land and 13.9 square miles (36.0 km2) (2.2%) is water.[5] Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information is seen:Deuel County South Dakota Pie Chart New Wiki Version.pdf

Major Highways[edit]

Adjacent Counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 37
1880 2,302 6,121.6%
1890 4,574 98.7%
1900 6,656 45.5%
1910 7,768 16.7%
1920 8,759 12.8%
1930 8,732 −0.3%
1940 8,450 −3.2%
1950 7,689 −9.0%
1960 6,782 −11.8%
1970 5,686 −16.2%
1980 5,289 −7.0%
1990 4,522 −14.5%
2000 4,498 −0.5%
2010 4,364 −3.0%
Est. 2013 4,320 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[2]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 4,498 people, 1,843 households, and 1,258 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,172 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.51% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 46.9% were of German and 29.1% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,843 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% were married couples living together, 4.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.70% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 20.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,788, and the median income for a family was $39,511. Males had a median income of $26,306 versus $19,282 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,977. About 6.90% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 16.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

2010 United States Census population[8]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into sixteen townships: Altamont, Antelope Valley, Blom, Brandt, Clear Lake, Glenwood, Goodwin, Grange, Havana, Herrick, Hidewood, Lowe, Norden, Portland, Rome, and Scandinavia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broadcast Pronunciation Guide and South Dakota Pronunciations". Associated Press. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 105. 
  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: 44°46′N 96°40′W / 44.76°N 96.67°W / 44.76; -96.67