Douglas County, South Dakota

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Douglas County, South Dakota
Douglas County, South Dakota courthouse 2.jpg
Douglas County Courthouse in Armour
Map of South Dakota highlighting Douglas County
Location within the U.S. state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
Founded1873 (created)
1882 (organized)
Named forStephen A. Douglas
SeatArmour
Largest cityArmour
Area
 • Total434 sq mi (1,124 km2)
 • Land432 sq mi (1,119 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (5 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)2,931
 • Density6.78/sq mi (2.62/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large

Douglas County is a county in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 3,002.[1] Its county seat is Armour.[2] The county was established in 1873 and organized in 1882.[3] It is named for Stephen Douglas,[4] Illinois political figure.

Geography[edit]

The terrain of Douglas County consists of rolling hills, mostly dedicated to agriculture. The county's highest point is on its southwestern boundary, toward the SW corner, at 1,677' (511m) ASL. The terrain slopes to the east.[5] The county has a total area of 434 square miles (1,120 km2), of which 432 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) (0.4%) is water.[6] It is the second-smallest county in South Dakota by area.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Lakes[edit]

  • Corsica Lake[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18904,600
19005,0129.0%
19106,40027.7%
19206,9939.3%
19307,2363.5%
19406,348−12.3%
19505,636−11.2%
19605,113−9.3%
19704,569−10.6%
19804,181−8.5%
19903,746−10.4%
20003,458−7.7%
20103,002−13.2%
Est. 20182,935[8]−2.2%
US Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2016[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[13] of 2000, there were 3,458 people, 1,321 households, and 947 families in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 1,453 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.06% White, 0.06% Black or African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 43.0% were of German and 37.3% Dutch ancestry.

There were 1,321 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.40% were married couples living together, 3.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.10.

The county population contained 27.70% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 22.40% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 22.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,478, and the median income for a family was $33,935. Males had a median income of $25,425 versus $18,309 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,827. About 12.20% of families and 14.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.80% of those under age 18 and 14.90% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,002 people, 1,210 households, and 819 families in the county.[14] The population density was 7.0 inhabitants per square mile (2.7/km2). There were 1,439 housing units at an average density of 3.3 per square mile (1.3/km2).[15] The racial makeup of the county was 96.6% white, 1.8% American Indian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.8% of the population.[14] In terms of ancestry, 34.8% were Dutch, 33.9% were German, 5.6% were Norwegian, 5.5% were Irish, 5.4% were Russian, and 5.1% were American.[16]

Of the 1,210 households, 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.3% were non-families, and 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.89. The median age was 48.3 years.[14]

The median income for a household in the county was $42,794 and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $36,689 versus $24,883 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,200. About 7.2% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.[17]

Communities[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated community[edit]

Townships[edit]

  • Belmont
  • Chester
  • Clark
  • East Choleau
  • Garfield
  • Grandview
  • Holland
  • Independence
  • Iowa
  • Joubert
  • Lincoln
  • Valley
  • Walnut Grove
  • Washington

Politics[edit]

Douglas County voters have long been reliably Republican. In only two national elections as of 1892 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential elections results[19]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 83.4% 1,338 13.3% 214 3.3% 53
2012 78.9% 1,334 19.6% 332 1.4% 24
2008 73.6% 1,293 24.2% 424 2.2% 39
2004 79.3% 1,596 19.5% 393 1.1% 23
2000 76.7% 1,311 21.2% 363 2.1% 35
1996 63.4% 1,210 27.5% 524 9.2% 175
1992 56.9% 1,175 23.3% 481 19.9% 411
1988 67.2% 1,438 32.5% 695 0.3% 6
1984 76.0% 1,713 23.8% 536 0.2% 5
1980 75.3% 1,855 20.6% 508 4.1% 100
1976 57.3% 1,315 42.5% 975 0.2% 5
1972 61.7% 1,434 38.2% 887 0.2% 4
1968 70.7% 1,613 25.9% 592 3.4% 77
1964 50.9% 1,189 49.1% 1,149
1960 78.7% 2,002 21.3% 541
1956 67.8% 1,713 32.2% 813
1952 79.9% 2,103 20.1% 528
1948 63.7% 1,301 36.0% 736 0.2% 5
1944 67.4% 1,483 32.7% 719
1940 65.5% 1,977 34.5% 1,040
1936 44.8% 1,418 53.0% 1,680 2.2% 71
1932 34.1% 1,045 65.4% 2,005 0.5% 16
1928 68.7% 1,949 31.0% 879 0.4% 10
1924 50.3% 1,125 14.2% 317 35.6% 797
1920 63.5% 1,247 19.7% 386 16.9% 331
1916 57.5% 815 42.1% 597 0.4% 6
1912 0.0% 0 47.4% 714 52.6% 792
1908 56.0% 836 43.3% 647 0.7% 10
1904 61.9% 859 36.0% 499 2.2% 30
1900 52.9% 649 46.2% 567 1.0% 12
1896 58.1% 533 41.4% 380 0.5% 5
1892 50.9% 541 10.2% 109 38.9% 414

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 31 May 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  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. 108.
  5. ^ "Find an Altitude" Google Maps (accessed 2 February 2019)
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  7. ^ Corsica Lake Google Maps (accessed 2 February 2019)
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  9. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  14. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  15. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Selected Social Characteistics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  17. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  18. ^ Joubert SD Google Maps (accessed 2 February 2019)
  19. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 15 April 2018.

Coordinates: 43°23′N 98°22′W / 43.39°N 98.36°W / 43.39; -98.36