Lake County, South Dakota

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Lake County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Lake 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
Seat Madison
Largest city Madison
Area
 • Total 575 sq mi (1,489 km2)
 • Land 563 sq mi (1,458 km2)
 • Water 12 sq mi (31 km2), 2.1%
Population
 • (2010) 11,200
 • Density 20/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.lakecountysd.com

Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,200.[1] Its county seat is Madison.[2] The county was formed in 1873.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 563 square miles (1,460 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (2.1%) is water.[4]

Lakes[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 2,657
1890 7,508 182.6%
1900 9,137 21.7%
1910 10,711 17.2%
1920 12,257 14.4%
1930 12,379 1.0%
1940 12,412 0.3%
1950 11,792 −5.0%
1960 11,764 −0.2%
1970 11,456 −2.6%
1980 10,724 −6.4%
1990 10,550 −1.6%
2000 11,276 6.9%
2010 11,200 −0.7%
Est. 2014 12,368 10.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2014[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 11,276 people, 4,372 households, and 2,828 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 5,282 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.76% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,372 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.30% were non-families. 29.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 15.00% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,087, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $28,994 versus $21,084 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,446. About 5.40% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.60% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Towns[edit]

Village[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into sixteen townships:

  • Badus
  • Chester
  • Clarno
  • Concord
  • Farmington
  • Franklin
  • Herman
  • Lake View
  • Le Roy
  • Nunda
  • Orland
  • Rutland
  • Summit
  • Wayne
  • Wentworth
  • Winfred

Historical townsite[edit]

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. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 44°01′N 97°07′W / 44.02°N 97.12°W / 44.02; -97.12