Fall River County, South Dakota

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Fall River County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Fall River 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 April 3, 1883
Named for Fall River
Seat Hot Springs
Largest city Hot Springs
Area
 • Total 1,749 sq mi (4,530 km2)
 • Land 1,740 sq mi (4,507 km2)
 • Water 9.2 sq mi (24 km2), 0.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 6,849
 • Density 4.1/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website fallriver.sdcounties.org

Fall River County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,094.[1] Its county seat is Hot Springs.[2] The county was founded in 1883. It is named for Fall River which runs through it.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,749 square miles (4,530 km2), of which 1,740 square miles (4,500 km2) is land and 9.2 square miles (24 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 4,478
1900 3,541 −20.9%
1910 7,763 119.2%
1920 6,985 −10.0%
1930 8,741 25.1%
1940 8,089 −7.5%
1950 10,439 29.1%
1960 10,688 2.4%
1970 7,505 −29.8%
1980 8,439 12.4%
1990 7,353 −12.9%
2000 7,453 1.4%
2010 7,094 −4.8%
Est. 2016 6,849 [5] −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]
Demography Fall River County.svg

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 7,453 people, 3,127 households, and 1,976 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 3,812 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.51% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 6.05% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. 1.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.6% were of German, 12.1% English, 9.5% Norwegian and 7.0% Irish ancestry.

There were 3,127 households out of which 23.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.90% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.80% were non-families. 32.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 20.60% from 25 to 44, 28.30% from 45 to 64, and 22.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 109.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,631, and the median income for a family was $37,827. Males had a median income of $30,646 versus $20,017 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,048. About 7.80% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.90% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,094 people, 3,272 households, and 1,899 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 4.1 inhabitants per square mile (1.6/km2). There were 4,191 housing units at an average density of 2.4 per square mile (0.93/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 88.6% white, 7.1% American Indian, 0.7% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.2% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 39.7% were German, 12.6% were Irish, 11.2% were English, 8.4% were Norwegian, 5.9% were Dutch, and 2.3% were American.[13]

Of the 3,272 households, 20.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 42.0% were non-families, and 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.74. The median age was 50.5 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $35,833 and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $36,495 versus $32,058 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,574. About 11.4% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 21.3% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Town[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into three townships:

Unorganized territories[edit]

Fall River County contains two unorganized territories: Northeast Fall River and Southwest Fall River.

Ghost towns[edit]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. 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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 123. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Counties Population Totals Tables: 2010-2016". Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 

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Coordinates: 43°15′N 103°31′W / 43.25°N 103.52°W / 43.25; -103.52