Jones County, South Dakota

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Jones County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Jones 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 January 15, 1917
Named for George W. Jones
Seat Murdo
Largest city Murdo
Area
 • Total 972 sq mi (2,517 km2)
 • Land 971 sq mi (2,514 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3 km2), 0.12%
Population
 • (2010) 1,006
 • Density 1/sq mi (0.4/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website jones-county-south-dakota.santopia.com

Jones County is a county located in the State of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,006,[1] making it the least populous county in South Dakota. Its county seat is Murdo.[2] Created in 1917, it is the most recently established county in South Dakota.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 971 square miles (2,510 km2), of which 970 square miles (2,500 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.12%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 3,004
1930 3,177 5.8%
1940 2,509 −21.0%
1950 2,281 −9.1%
1960 2,066 −9.4%
1970 1,882 −8.9%
1980 1,463 −22.3%
1990 1,324 −9.5%
2000 1,193 −9.9%
2010 1,006 −15.7%
Est. 2013 1,001 −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[1]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,193 people, 509 households, and 327 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (0/km²). There were 614 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.81% White, 2.43% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 0.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 509 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.20% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.60% were non-families. 33.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,288, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $23,289 versus $17,143 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,896. About 11.90% of families and 15.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.60% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

  1. 486 - Murdo
  2. 81 - Draper
  3. 36 - Okaton

2011 estimate population[6]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into thirteen townships: Buffalo, Draper, Dunkel, Grandview, Kolls, Morgan, Mullen, Mussman, Okaton, Scovil, South Creek, Williams Creek, and Zickrick; and four areas of unorganized territory: Central Jones, North Jones, Rich Valley, and Westover.

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in South Dakota". United States Census Bureau. 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 

Coordinates: 43°57′N 100°41′W / 43.95°N 100.69°W / 43.95; -100.69