Jones County, South Dakota

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Jones County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Jones 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 January 15, 1917
Named for George W. Jones
Seat Murdo
Largest city Murdo
Area
 • Total 971 sq mi (2,515 km2)
 • Land 970 sq mi (2,512 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 927
 • Density 1.0/sq mi (0/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,006,[1] making it the least populous county in South Dakota. Its county seat is Murdo.[2] Created in 1916 and organized in 1917, it is the most recently established county in South Dakota.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 971 square miles (2,510 km2), of which 970 square miles (2,500 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.1%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 3,004
1930 3,177 5.8%
1940 2,509 −21.0%
1950 2,281 −9.1%
1960 2,066 −9.4%
1970 1,882 −8.9%
1980 1,463 −22.3%
1990 1,324 −9.5%
2000 1,193 −9.9%
2010 1,006 −15.7%
Est. 2016 927 [5] −7.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 1,193 people, 509 households, and 327 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (0/km²). There were 614 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.81% White, 2.43% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 0.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 509 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.20% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.60% were non-families. 33.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,288, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $23,289 versus $17,143 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,896. About 11.90% of families and 15.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.60% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,006 people, 458 households, and 280 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 1.0 inhabitant per square mile (0.39/km2). There were 589 housing units at an average density of 0.6 per square mile (0.23/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 95.6% white, 2.0% American Indian, 0.4% Pacific islander, 0.1% black or African American, 0.0% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.3% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 48.8% were German, 15.9% were Irish, 10.2% were Norwegian, 9.0% were Dutch, and 1.9% were American.[13]

Of the 458 households, 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.9% were non-families, and 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.86. The median age was 46.9 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $49,464 and the median income for a family was $56,589. Males had a median income of $33,021 versus $27,115 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,630. About 6.6% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Town[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated community[edit]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into thirteen townships:

  • Buffalo
  • Draper
  • Dunkel
  • Grandview
  • Kolls
  • Morga
  • Mullen
  • Mussman
  • Okaton
  • Scovil
  • South Creek
  • Williams Creek
  • Zickrick

Unorganized territories[edit]

The county contains four areas of unorganized territory:

  • Central Jones
  • North Jones
  • Rich Valley
  • Westover

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 80.7% 450 12.4% 69 7.0% 39
2012 80.5% 490 17.7% 108 1.8% 11
2008 73.8% 463 23.4% 147 2.7% 17
2004 78.8% 565 18.7% 134 2.5% 18
2000 76.7% 509 20.6% 137 2.7% 18
1996 63.5% 463 25.2% 184 11.3% 82
1992 58.3% 454 21.3% 166 20.4% 159
1988 66.3% 521 33.2% 261 0.5% 4
1984 76.6% 689 22.9% 206 0.4% 4
1980 75.0% 689 20.6% 189 4.5% 41
1976 57.9% 515 42.0% 374 0.1% 1
1972 64.4% 642 34.7% 346 0.9% 9
1968 55.8% 562 35.5% 358 8.7% 88
1964 43.1% 415 56.9% 548
1960 60.4% 644 39.6% 423
1956 56.1% 601 43.9% 471
1952 69.6% 739 30.4% 323
1948 55.1% 522 43.7% 414 1.3% 12
1944 63.8% 465 36.2% 264
1940 62.1% 832 37.9% 508
1936 48.1% 608 49.1% 620 2.9% 36
1932 32.4% 472 63.9% 929 3.7% 54
1928 66.4% 857 32.7% 422 0.9% 11
1924 55.5% 732 10.7% 141 33.9% 447
1920 62.3% 609 26.1% 255 11.6% 113

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. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 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 2016-03-12. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Coordinates: 43°57′N 100°41′W / 43.95°N 100.69°W / 43.95; -100.69