Sanborn County, South Dakota

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Sanborn County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Sanborn 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 1883
Named for George W. Sanborn
Seat Woonsocket
Largest city Woonsocket
Area
 • Total 570 sq mi (1,477 km2)
 • Land 569 sq mi (1,474 km2)
 • Water 1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.21%
Population
 • (2010) 2,355
 • Density 2/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Sanborn County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,355.[1] Its county seat is Woonsocket.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 570 square miles (1,500 km2), of which 569 square miles (1,470 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.21%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 4,610
1900 4,464 −3.2%
1910 6,607 48.0%
1920 7,877 19.2%
1930 7,326 −7.0%
1940 5,754 −21.5%
1950 5,142 −10.6%
1960 4,641 −9.7%
1970 3,697 −20.3%
1980 3,213 −13.1%
1990 2,833 −11.8%
2000 2,675 −5.6%
2010 2,355 −12.0%
Est. 2013 2,324 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[1]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,675 people, 1,043 households, and 732 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,220 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.88% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,043 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 4.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 107.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,375, and the median income for a family was $38,256. Males had a median income of $25,951 versus $18,482 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,301. About 11.00% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.10% of those under age 18 and 14.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

2010 United States Census population[6]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into sixteen townships: Afton, Benedict, Butler, Diana, Elliott, Floyd, Jackson, Letcher, Logan, Oneida, Ravenna, Silver Creek, Twin Lake, Union, Warren, Woonsocket.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 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 2011-08-04. 

Coordinates: 44°02′N 98°05′W / 44.03°N 98.09°W / 44.03; -98.09