Lyman County, South Dakota

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Lyman County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Lyman 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 W.P. Lyman
Seat Kennebec
Largest community Lower Brule
Area
 • Total 1,707 sq mi (4,421 km2)
 • Land 1,640 sq mi (4,247 km2)
 • Water 67 sq mi (174 km2), 3.93%
Population
 • (2010) 3,755
 • Density 1/sq mi (0.8/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.lymancounty.org

Lyman County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,755.[1] Its county seat is Kennebec.[2]

History[edit]

Lyman County was formed in 1890. Oacoma served as its first county seat in 1891; in 1922 the seat was transferred to Kennebec.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,707 square miles (4,420 km2), of which 1,642 square miles (4,250 km2) is land and 65 square miles (170 km2) (3.8%) is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 124
1890 233 87.9%
1900 2,632 1,029.6%
1910 10,848 312.2%
1920 6,591 −39.2%
1930 6,335 −3.9%
1940 5,045 −20.4%
1950 4,572 −9.4%
1960 4,428 −3.1%
1970 4,060 −8.3%
1980 3,864 −4.8%
1990 3,638 −5.8%
2000 3,895 7.1%
2010 3,755 −3.6%
Est. 2013 3,892 3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 3,895 people, 1,400 households, and 1,009 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,636 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 64.75% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 33.27% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. 0.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,400 households out of which 36.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.40% were married couples living together, 13.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the county, the population was spread out with 32.10% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,509, and the median income for a family was $32,028. Males had a median income of $22,628 versus $18,672 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,862. About 19.40% of families and 24.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.00% of those under age 18 and 12.90% 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 sixteen townships: Bailey, Butte, Dorman, Fairland, Iona, Morningside, Oacoma, Pleasant, Pratt, Reliance, Rex, Rose, Rowe, Sioux, Stony Butte and Vivian; and six areas of unincorporated territory: Black Dog, Lafayette, Lower Brule, McClure, Northwest Lyman,and South Lyman.

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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. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 994. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  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. 

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Coordinates: 43°54′N 99°51′W / 43.90°N 99.85°W / 43.90; -99.85