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 1878
Seat Clear Lake
Largest city Clear Lake
Area
 • Total 637 sq mi (1,650 km2)
 • Land 623 sq mi (1,614 km2)
 • Water 14 sq mi (36 km2), 2.2%
Population
 • (2010) 4,364
 • Density 7.0/sq mi (3/km²)
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] The county was created in 1862 and organized in 1878.[4] It is named for Jacob Deuel, a legislator in 1862.[5]

Geography[edit]

Native Vegetation based on NRCS soils information

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 637 square miles (1,650 km2), of which 623 square miles (1,610 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (2.2%) is water.[6]

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[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[2]

As of the census[11] 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[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

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
  • 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. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 105. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

Coordinates: 44°46′N 96°40′W / 44.76°N 96.67°W / 44.76; -96.67