Deuel County, South Dakota
|Deuel County, South Dakota|
Deuel County Courthouse
Location in the state of South Dakota
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
|Largest city||Clear Lake|
|• Total||637 sq mi (1,649 km2)|
|• Land||624 sq mi (1,615 km2)|
|• Water||13 sq mi (34 km2), 2.07%|
|• Density||7/sq mi (3/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Deuel County is named for Jacob Deuel, a legislator in 1862.
Geography and native vegetation
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 636.6 square miles (1,648.8 km2), of which 622.7 square miles (1,612.8 km2) is land and 13.9 square miles (36.0 km2) (2.2%) is water. Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information is seen: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Deuel_County_South_Dakota_Pie_Chart_Wiki_Version.pdf
- Grant County, South Dakota - north
- Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota - northeast
- Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota - east
- Lincoln County, Minnesota - southeast
- Brookings County, South Dakota - south
- Hamlin County, South Dakota - southwest
- Codington County, South Dakota - northwest
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,498 people, 1,843 households, and 1,258 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,172 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.51% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 46.9% were of German and 29.1% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 1,843 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% were married couples living together, 4.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.70% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 20.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,788, and the median income for a family was $39,511. Males had a median income of $26,306 versus $19,282 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,977. About 6.90% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 16.70% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- Altamont (Population:34)
- Astoria (Population:139)
- Brandt (Population:107)
- Clear Lake (Population:1,273)
- Gary (Population:227)
- Goodwin (Population:146)
- Toronto (Population:212)
The county is divided into sixteen townships: Altamont, Antelope Valley, Blom, Brandt, Clear Lake, Glenwood, Goodwin, Grange, Havana, Herrick, Hidewood, Lowe, Norden, Portland, Rome, and Scandinavia.
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||Codington County||Grant County||Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota|
|Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota|
|Hamlin County||Brookings County||Lincoln County, Minnesota|