Davison County, South Dakota

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Davison County, South Dakota
City Hall, Mitchell SD (8115365404).jpg
Map of South Dakota highlighting Davison 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.
Founded1874
SeatMitchell
Largest cityMitchell
Area
 • Total437 sq mi (1,132 km2)
 • Land436 sq mi (1,129 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (4 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)19,903
 • Density45/sq mi (17/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.davisoncounty.org

Davison County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,504.[1] Its county seat is Mitchell.[2] The county was created in 1873 and organized in 1874.[3] It was named for Henry C. Davison, the first settler in the county.[4]

Davison County is part of the Mitchell, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 437 square miles (1,130 km2), of which 436 square miles (1,130 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (0.3%) is water.[5] It is the fourth-smallest county in South Dakota by area.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18801,256
18905,449333.8%
19007,48337.3%
191011,62555.4%
192014,13921.6%
193016,82119.0%
194015,336−8.8%
195016,5227.7%
196016,6811.0%
197017,3193.8%
198017,8202.9%
199017,503−1.8%
200018,7417.1%
201019,5044.1%
Est. 201719,704[6]1.0%
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 18,741 people, 7,585 households, and 4,770 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 8,093 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.23% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 1.98% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 50.8% were of German, 10.1% Norwegian, 5.5% Irish and 5.4% American ancestry.

There were 7,585 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.40% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.10% were non-families. 30.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 12.00% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,476, and the median income for a family was $44,357. Males had a median income of $30,825 versus $20,940 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,879. About 8.20% of families and 11.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.30% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 19,504 people, 8,296 households, and 4,892 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 44.8 inhabitants per square mile (17.3/km2). There were 8,852 housing units at an average density of 20.3 per square mile (7.8/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 94.4% white, 2.5% American Indian, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.5% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.5% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 51.8% were German, 10.6% were Norwegian, 10.1% were Irish, 7.4% were English, 6.0% were Dutch, and 4.5% were American.[14]

Of the 8,296 households, 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.0% were non-families, and 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.91. The median age was 37.8 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $41,867 and the median income for a family was $54,677. Males had a median income of $37,688 versus $26,223 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,794. About 6.9% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Town[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into twelve townships:

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 64.9% 5,157 29.6% 2,355 5.5% 440
2012 59.7% 4,757 38.2% 3,042 2.2% 172
2008 56.0% 4,731 42.0% 3,554 2.0% 170
2004 62.1% 5,561 36.5% 3,263 1.4% 128
2000 59.1% 4,445 39.0% 2,936 2.0% 147
1996 44.8% 3,371 44.7% 3,364 10.5% 793
1992 38.2% 3,111 40.3% 3,285 21.5% 1,750
1988 51.7% 4,024 47.6% 3,705 0.7% 57
1984 59.4% 4,783 40.4% 3,248 0.2% 17
1980 55.7% 4,743 36.5% 3,107 7.8% 662
1976 44.7% 3,688 54.7% 4,510 0.6% 50
1972 44.5% 3,796 55.2% 4,710 0.3% 25
1968 50.1% 3,869 46.4% 3,585 3.4% 265
1964 36.5% 2,789 63.5% 4,861
1960 50.0% 4,105 50.0% 4,108
1956 51.6% 4,056 48.4% 3,809
1952 59.7% 4,774 40.3% 3,227
1948 42.0% 2,996 57.0% 4,064 1.0% 68
1944 47.6% 2,929 52.4% 3,222
1940 46.4% 3,659 53.6% 4,230
1936 32.2% 2,510 63.8% 4,983 4.0% 312
1932 28.7% 2,147 70.0% 5,233 1.3% 100
1928 58.2% 3,821 41.5% 2,729 0.3% 21
1924 51.7% 2,801 10.7% 578 37.6% 2,038
1920 54.2% 2,605 23.0% 1,105 22.9% 1,100
1916 50.5% 1,516 45.8% 1,374 3.8% 113
1912 0.0% 0 45.3% 1,266 54.7% 1,530
1908 50.9% 1,276 43.1% 1,081 6.0% 149
1904 68.8% 1,626 21.4% 506 9.7% 230
1900 50.3% 853 46.1% 782 3.7% 62
1896 45.1% 616 53.7% 733 1.2% 16
1892 42.8% 569 9.0% 120 48.2% 640

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. 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 29, 2015.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 101.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 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 24, 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 24, 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 2018-04-15.

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Coordinates: 43°41′N 98°10′W / 43.68°N 98.16°W / 43.68; -98.16