Beadle County, South Dakota

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Beadle County, South Dakota
Huron, SD, Chicago-Northwestern roundhouse, turntable 2.jpg
Map of South Dakota highlighting Beadle County
Location in the U.S. state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded 1880
Named for William Henry Harrison Beadle
Seat Huron
Largest city Huron
Area
 • Total 1,265 sq mi (3,276 km2)
 • Land 1,259 sq mi (3,261 km2)
 • Water 6.1 sq mi (16 km2), 0.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 18,101
 • Density 14/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website beadle.sdcounties.org

Beadle County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,398.[1] Its county seat is Huron.[2] The county was created in 1879 and organized in 1880.[3] Beadle County comprises the Huron, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Beadle County, named in honor of Brigadier General William Henry Harrison Beadle,[4] was created by the Dakota Territory Legislature in 1879 and formally organized in 1880 with the appointment of three county commissioners by Governor Nehemiah G. Ordway. The first town within Beadle County was Cavour, but Huron was named the county seat when the county commissioners first met there in July 1880.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,265 square miles (3,280 km2), of which 1,259 square miles (3,260 km2) is land and 6.1 square miles (16 km2) (0.5%) is water.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18801,290
18909,586643.1%
19008,081−15.7%
191015,77695.2%
192019,27322.2%
193022,91718.9%
194019,648−14.3%
195021,0827.3%
196021,6822.8%
197020,877−3.7%
198019,195−8.1%
199018,253−4.9%
200017,023−6.7%
201017,3982.2%
Est. 201718,157[6]4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2016[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 17,023 people, 7,210 households, and 4,535 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 8,206 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.93% White, 0.69% Black or African American, 0.95% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 49.9% were of German, 11.7% Norwegian, 6.1% Irish, 5.8% English and 5.5% United States or American ancestry.

There were 7,210 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.10% were non-families. 33.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 19.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,510, and the median income for a family was $40,596. Males had a median income of $26,910 versus $19,785 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,832. About 7.90% of families and 11.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 12.30% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 17,398 people, 7,276 households, and 4,509 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 13.8 inhabitants per square mile (5.3/km2). There were 8,304 housing units at an average density of 6.6 per square mile (2.5/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 89.7% white, 3.6% Asian, 1.1% American Indian, 0.8% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 3.0% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 7.7% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 45.4% were German, 11.7% were Norwegian, 10.3% were Irish, 8.8% were English, and 4.1% were American.[14]

Of the 7,276 households, 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.0% were non-families, and 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.92. The median age was 41.2 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $40,716 and the median income for a family was $56,288. Males had a median income of $37,020 versus $25,824 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,409. About 6.3% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into thirty-six townships:

  • Allen
  • Altoona
  • Banner
  • Barrett
  • Belle Prairie
  • Bonilla
  • Broadland
  • Burr Oak
  • Carlyle
  • Cavour
  • Clifton
  • Clyde
  • Custer
  • Dearborn
  • Fairfield
  • Foster
  • Grant
  • Hartland
  • Huron
  • Iowa
  • Kellogg
  • Lake Byron
  • Liberty
  • Logan
  • Milford
  • Nance
  • Pearl Creek
  • Pleasant View
  • Richland
  • Sand Creek
  • Theresa
  • Valley
  • Vernon
  • Wessington
  • Whiteside
  • Wolsey

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 65.8% 4,455 28.2% 1,912 6.0% 405
2012 58.2% 4,230 39.7% 2,881 2.1% 152
2008 52.6% 4,054 45.3% 3,493 2.2% 167
2004 58.0% 4,917 40.6% 3,443 1.4% 120
2000 56.2% 4,347 41.6% 3,216 2.3% 176
1996 42.8% 3,670 46.4% 3,984 10.8% 927
1992 36.8% 3,363 43.0% 3,925 20.2% 1,848
1988 50.2% 4,611 49.3% 4,523 0.5% 46
1984 62.4% 5,876 37.4% 3,523 0.2% 23
1980 58.6% 5,921 34.9% 3,521 6.6% 662
1976 49.2% 4,758 50.1% 4,846 0.6% 62
1972 57.8% 5,922 42.0% 4,297 0.2% 25
1968 42.7% 4,214 54.2% 5,357 3.1% 307
1964 40.4% 4,051 59.6% 5,968
1960 59.2% 5,911 40.8% 4,079
1956 53.1% 5,216 46.9% 4,614
1952 65.3% 6,487 34.7% 3,443
1948 45.2% 3,662 53.9% 4,372 1.0% 77
1944 48.4% 3,610 51.6% 3,842
1940 45.3% 4,356 54.7% 5,253
1936 32.9% 2,965 64.8% 5,843 2.3% 203
1932 32.1% 2,995 66.8% 6,246 1.1% 105
1928 61.4% 5,094 38.2% 3,168 0.4% 31
1924 53.4% 3,466 13.1% 851 33.5% 2,177
1920 56.5% 2,852 18.3% 925 25.1% 1,267
1916 45.7% 1,662 50.3% 1,828 4.0% 145
1912 0.0% 0 45.9% 1,464 54.2% 1,729
1908 58.5% 1,776 36.4% 1,105 5.1% 155
1904 73.8% 1,818 20.0% 493 6.2% 153
1900 55.6% 1,220 41.7% 915 2.8% 61
1896 49.9% 935 48.8% 915 1.3% 24
1892 52.9% 984 11.1% 206 36.1% 672

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. 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 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States. 1908. p. 11. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved April 16, 2018. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-13. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • J.L. Carr (1957) The Old Timers. A social history of the way of life of the home-steading pioneers in the Prairie States during the first few years of settlement, as shown by a typical community, the 'old-timers' of Beadle County in South Dakota. Huron, South Dakota: privately printed.

Coordinates: 44°25′N 98°17′W / 44.41°N 98.28°W / 44.41; -98.28