Gregory County, South Dakota

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Gregory County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Gregory 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 Burke
Largest city Gregory
Area
 • Total 1,053 sq mi (2,728 km2)
 • Land 1,016 sq mi (2,631 km2)
 • Water 38 sq mi (97 km2), 3.26%
Population
 • (2010) 4,271
 • Density 2/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Gregory County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,271.[1] Its county seat is Burke.[2]

History[edit]

Gregory County was named for the politician J. Shaw Gregory.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,054 square miles (2,729.8 km2), of which 1,015 square miles (2,630 km2) is land and 39 square miles (100 km2) (3.56%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 295
1900 2,211 649.5%
1910 13,061 490.7%
1920 12,700 −2.8%
1930 11,420 −10.1%
1940 9,554 −16.3%
1950 8,556 −10.4%
1960 7,399 −13.5%
1970 6,710 −9.3%
1980 6,015 −10.4%
1990 5,359 −10.9%
2000 4,792 −10.6%
2010 4,271 −10.9%
Est. 2013 4,242 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 4,792 people, 2,022 households, and 1,290 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,405 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.18% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 5.59% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 50.0% were of German, 7.9% Czech, 6.3% Irish, 5.7% American and 5.5% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,022 households out of which 26.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.20% were non-families. 33.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.30% 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 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 22.00% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 24.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $22,732, and the median income for a family was $30,833. Males had a median income of $21,063 versus $16,920 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,656. About 15.10% of families and 20.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.50% of those under age 18 and 20.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

2010 United States Census population[7]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into thirteen townships: Burke, Carlock, Dickens, Dixon, Edens, Ellston, Fairfax, Jones, Landing Creek, Pleasant Valley, Star Valley, and Whetstone; and four areas of unorganized territory: East Gregory, North Gregory, Southeast Gregory, and Spring Valley.

National Register of Historic Places sites[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. 144. 
  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: 43°12′N 99°11′W / 43.20°N 99.18°W / 43.20; -99.18