Edmunds County, South Dakota

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Edmunds County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Edmunds 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 1883
Named for Newton Edmunds
Seat Ipswich
Largest city Ipswich
Area
 • Total 1,151 sq mi (2,981 km2)
 • Land 1,126 sq mi (2,916 km2)
 • Water 25 sq mi (65 km2), 2.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 3,952
 • Density 3.6/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website edmunds.sdcounties.org

Edmunds County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,071.[1] Its county seat is Ipswich.[2] The county was established in 1873 and organized in 1883.[3] It is named for Newton Edmunds, second Governor of Dakota Territory.[4]

Edmunds County is part of the Aberdeen, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,151 square miles (2,980 km2), of which 1,126 square miles (2,920 km2) is land and 25 square miles (65 km2) (2.2%) is water.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 4,399
1900 4,916 11.8%
1910 7,654 55.7%
1920 8,336 8.9%
1930 8,712 4.5%
1940 7,814 −10.3%
1950 7,275 −6.9%
1960 6,079 −16.4%
1970 5,548 −8.7%
1980 5,159 −7.0%
1990 4,356 −15.6%
2000 4,367 0.3%
2010 4,071 −6.8%
Est. 2016 3,952 [6] −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2016[1]

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[11] there were 4,367 people, 1,681 households and 1,210 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,022 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.20% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 69.4% were of German and 6.2% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 1,681 households of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.90% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 25.60% 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 2.52 and the average family size was 3.04.

26.70% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 22.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median household income was $32,205 and the median family income was $37,174. Males had a median income of $26,609 and females $18,080. The per capita income was $16,149. About 10.40% of families and 13.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.80% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,071 people, 1,607 households and 1,057 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 3.6 per square mile (1.4/km2). There were 1,966 housing units at an average density of 1.7 per square mile (0.66/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 97.8% white, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.4% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 70.8% were German, 11.4% were Norwegian, 10.1% were Russian, 5.9% were English and 2.4% were American.[14]

Of the 1,607 households, 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.2% were non-families, and 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age was 45.7 years.[12]

The median household income was $47,026 and the median family income was $56,599. Males had a median income of $37,713 and females $26,287. The per capita income was $24,268. About 6.9% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Notable events[edit]

Edmunds County is where the Learjet of PGA golfer Payne Stewart crashed, killing him and five others on board. The plane crashed just south of the community of Mina at the approximate coordinates of 45°25' N 98°45' W.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into 32 townships:

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 74.7% 1,433 19.8% 380 5.5% 105
2012 65.3% 1,264 32.1% 622 2.6% 50
2008 58.4% 1,213 39.5% 819 2.1% 44
2004 64.2% 1,434 34.2% 765 1.6% 35
2000 63.3% 1,257 34.0% 676 2.7% 53
1996 45.7% 1,055 42.1% 973 12.2% 282
1992 41.8% 944 39.6% 894 18.7% 422
1988 51.1% 1,327 48.4% 1,259 0.5% 13
1984 60.4% 1,553 39.2% 1,007 0.4% 10
1980 64.6% 1,881 30.3% 883 5.2% 150
1976 44.1% 1,294 55.6% 1,629 0.3% 9
1972 48.7% 1,567 51.2% 1,646 0.1% 3
1968 52.2% 1,534 41.7% 1,225 6.2% 181
1964 45.8% 1,442 54.2% 1,708
1960 51.8% 1,728 48.2% 1,609
1956 51.6% 1,685 48.4% 1,580
1952 68.3% 2,178 31.8% 1,013
1948 54.0% 1,493 45.3% 1,253 0.7% 19
1944 64.7% 1,762 35.3% 961
1940 61.9% 2,341 38.1% 1,443
1936 46.8% 1,818 52.2% 2,030 1.0% 40
1932 30.8% 1,183 67.5% 2,588 1.7% 65
1928 52.0% 1,743 47.6% 1,597 0.5% 15
1924 42.4% 1,043 11.3% 277 46.4% 1,141
1920 60.4% 1,486 11.5% 283 28.2% 693
1916 55.5% 894 39.3% 634 5.2% 84
1912 0.0% 0 49.1% 729 50.9% 755
1908 50.1% 726 45.4% 658 4.4% 64
1904 65.9% 786 29.6% 353 4.5% 54
1900 52.0% 621 46.3% 553 1.8% 21
1896 41.8% 371 57.4% 510 0.8% 7
1892 44.2% 386 17.9% 156 37.9% 331

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 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 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 115. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  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 September 11, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Coordinates: 45°25′N 99°13′W / 45.41°N 99.21°W / 45.41; -99.21