Kingsbury County, South Dakota

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Kingsbury County, South Dakota
Kingsbury County Courthouse.jpg
Kingsbury County Courthouse in De Smet
Map of South Dakota highlighting Kingsbury 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 George W. Kingsbury and T.A. Kingsbury
Seat De Smet
Largest city De Smet
Area
 • Total 864 sq mi (2,237 km2)
 • Land 832 sq mi (2,171 km2)
 • Water 32 sq mi (66 km2), 3.6%
Population
 • (2010) 5,148
 • Density 3/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website kingsbury.sdcounties.org

Kingsbury County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,148.[1] Its county seat is De Smet.[2] The county was named for two brothers, George W. and T. A. Kingsbury of the prominent Kingsbury family, who were prominently involved in the affairs of Dakota Territory and members of several Territorial Legislatures.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 864 square miles (2,240 km2), of which 832 square miles (2,150 km2) is land and 32 square miles (83 km2) (3.6%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,102
1890 8,562 677.0%
1900 9,866 15.2%
1910 12,560 27.3%
1920 12,802 1.9%
1930 12,805 0.0%
1940 10,831 −15.4%
1950 9,962 −8.0%
1960 9,227 −7.4%
1970 7,657 −17.0%
1980 6,679 −12.8%
1990 5,925 −11.3%
2000 5,815 −1.9%
2010 5,148 −11.5%
Est. 2013 5,065 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[1]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 5,815 people, 2,406 households, and 1,592 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,724 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.54% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.2% were of German, 22.5% Norwegian, 8.4% Danish, 7.0% American and 5.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,406 households out of which 27.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.80% were non-families. 31.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.80% 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 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 24.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,262, and the median income for a family was $41,057. Males had a median income of $26,681 versus $19,174 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,522. About 7.00% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.50% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.

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Cities and towns[edit]

2010 United States Census population[6]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into thirteen townships: Badger, Baker, Denver, De Smet, Esmond, Hartland, Iroquois, Le Sueur, Manchester, Mathews, Spirit Lake, Spring Lake, and Whitewood.

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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. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions: South Dakota". Population Census. 2010 United States Census. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Johnson, Lyle R. "Decades of Drought: A Year by Year-by-Year Account of Weather-Related Changes in 1930s Kingsbury County," South Dakota History 43 (Fall 2013), 218–44.

Coordinates: 44°22′N 97°29′W / 44.37°N 97.49°W / 44.37; -97.49