Hutchinson County, South Dakota

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Hutchinson County, South Dakota
Hutchinson County Courthouse.JPG
Hutchinson County Courthouse in Olivet
Map of South Dakota highlighting Hutchinson 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 May 8, 1862
Seat Olivet
Largest city Parkston
Area
 • Total 814 sq mi (2,109 km2)
 • Land 813 sq mi (2,105 km2)
 • Water 1.5 sq mi (4 km2), 0.19%
Population (Est.)
 • (2010) 7,343
 • Density 4/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Hutchinson County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,343.[1] Its county seat is Olivet.[2] The county was named for John Hutchinson, first Territorial secretary.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 814 square miles (2,110 km2), of which 813 square miles (2,110 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (0.2%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 37
1880 5,573 14,962.2%
1890 10,469 87.9%
1900 11,897 13.6%
1910 12,319 3.5%
1920 13,475 9.4%
1930 13,904 3.2%
1940 12,668 −8.9%
1950 11,423 −9.8%
1960 11,085 −3.0%
1970 10,379 −6.4%
1980 9,350 −9.9%
1990 8,262 −11.6%
2000 8,075 −2.3%
2010 7,343 −9.1%
Est. 2013 7,145 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 8,075 people, 3,190 households, and 2,191 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,517 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.82% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,190 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 26.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,026, and the median income for a family was $37,715. Males had a median income of $25,654 versus $18,141 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,922. About 9.60% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.30% of those under age 18 and 11.30% 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 twenty-three townships: Capital, Clayton, Cross Plains, Fair, Foster, German, Grandview, Kassel, Kaylor, Kuim, Liberty, Mittown, Molan, Oak Hollow, Pleasant, Sharon, Silver Lake, Starr, Susquehanna, Sweet, Valley, Wittenberg, Wolf Creek.

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. 164. 
  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 2011-07-26. 

Coordinates: 43°20′N 97°45′W / 43.34°N 97.75°W / 43.34; -97.75