Edmunds County, South Dakota

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Edmunds County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Edmunds 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 1873
Named for Newton Edmunds
Seat Ipswich
Largest city Ipswich
Area
 • Total 1,151 sq mi (2,981 km2)
 • Land 1,146 sq mi (2,967 km2)
 • Water 6 sq mi (14 km2), .48%
Population
 • (2010) 4,071
 • Density 4/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website edmunds.sdcounties.org

Edmunds County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,071.[1] Its county seat is Ipswich.[2]

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

History[edit]

Edmunds County was established in 1873. It is named for Newton Edmunds, second Governor of Dakota Territory.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,151 square miles (2,980 km2), of which 1,126 square miles (2,920 km2) is land and 25 square miles (65 km2) (2.2%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 4,399
1900 4,916 11.8%
1910 7,654 55.7%
1920 8,336 8.9%
1930 8,712 4.5%
1940 7,814 −10.3%
1950 7,275 −6.9%
1960 6,079 −16.4%
1970 5,548 −8.7%
1980 5,159 −7.0%
1990 4,356 −15.6%
2000 4,367 0.3%
2010 4,071 −6.8%
Est. 2013 4,041 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 4,367 people, 1,681 households, and 1,210 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,022 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.20% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 69.4% were of German and 6.2% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,681 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.90% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 22.70% 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 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,205, and the median income for a family was $37,174. Males had a median income of $26,609 versus $18,080 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,149. About 10.40% of families and 13.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.80% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over.

Notable events[edit]

Edmunds County is the location where the Learjet of PGA Golfer Payne Stewart crashed, killing him and five others on board.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

2010 United States Census population[7]

Other localities[edit]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into 32 townships: Adrian, Belle, Bowdle, Bryant, Clear Lake, Cleveland, Cloyd, Cordlandt, Cottonwood Lake, Fountain, Glen, Glover, Harmony, Hillside, Hosmer, Hudson, Huntley, Ipswich, Kent, Liberty, Madison, Modena, Montpelier, North Bryant, Odessa, Pembrook, Powell, Richland, Rosette, Sangamon, Union, and Vermont.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 115. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions: South Dakota". Population Census. 2010 United States Census. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 

Coordinates: 45°25′N 99°13′W / 45.41°N 99.21°W / 45.41; -99.21