Grant County, South Dakota

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Grant County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded January 8, 1878
Named for Ulysses S. Grant
Seat Milbank
Largest city Milbank
Area
 • Total 688 sq mi (1,782 km2)
 • Land 681 sq mi (1,764 km2)
 • Water 6.1 sq mi (16 km2), 0.9%
Population (est.)
 • (2013) 7,281
 • Density 11/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.grantcountysd.com/gcdc

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,356.[1] The county seat is Milbank.[2] The county was founded in 1873 and organized in 1878.[3] It is named for Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States.[4]

Geography[edit]

Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 688 square miles (1,780 km2), of which 681 square miles (1,760 km2) is land and 6.1 square miles (16 km2) (0.9%) is water.[5]

The lowest point in the state of South Dakota is located on Big Stone Lake at Big Stone City in Grant County, adjacent to Ortonville, Minnesota, where the lake flows into the Minnesota River.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 3,010
1890 6,814 126.4%
1900 9,103 33.6%
1910 10,303 13.2%
1920 10,880 5.6%
1930 10,729 −1.4%
1940 10,552 −1.6%
1950 10,233 −3.0%
1960 9,913 −3.1%
1970 9,005 −9.2%
1980 9,013 0.1%
1990 8,372 −7.1%
2000 7,847 −6.3%
2010 7,356 −6.3%
Est. 2014 7,241 [6] −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 7,847 people, 3,116 households, and 2,156 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,456 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.61% White, 0.01% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.0% were of German, 16.3% Norwegian and 5.4% American ancestry according to the 2000 census.

There were 3,116 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 5.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 28.60% 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 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,088, and the median income for a family was $40,407. Males had a median income of $27,941 versus $20,192 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,543. About 7.50% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into seventeen townships:

  • Adams
  • Alban
  • Big Stone
  • Blooming Valley
  • Farmington
  • Georgia
  • Grant Center
  • Kilborn
  • Lura
  • Madison
  • Mazeppa
  • Melrose
  • Osceola
  • Stockholm
  • Troy
  • Twin Brooks
  • Vernon

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. 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. 141. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. 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. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

Coordinates: 45°10′N 96°46′W / 45.17°N 96.77°W / 45.17; -96.77