Roberts County, South Dakota

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Roberts County, South Dakota
Roberts County Courthouse.jpg
Map of South Dakota highlighting Roberts 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 March 8, 1883[1]
Named for S. G. Roberts
Seat Sisseton
Largest city Sisseton
Area
 • Total 1,136 sq mi (2,942 km2)
 • Land 1,101 sq mi (2,852 km2)
 • Water 35 sq mi (91 km2), 3.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 10,255
 • Density 9.2/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website roberts.sdcounties.org

Roberts County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,149.[2] Its county seat is Sisseton.[3] The county was named either for S. G. Roberts of Fargo, North Dakota, or for Solomon Robar, an early local French fur trader.[1]

Geography[edit]

Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,136 square miles (2,940 km2), of which 1,101 square miles (2,850 km2) is land and 35 square miles (91 km2) (3.1%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,997
1900 12,216 511.7%
1910 14,897 21.9%
1920 16,514 10.9%
1930 15,782 −4.4%
1940 15,887 0.7%
1950 14,929 −6.0%
1960 13,190 −11.6%
1970 11,678 −11.5%
1980 10,911 −6.6%
1990 9,914 −9.1%
2000 10,016 1.0%
2010 10,149 1.3%
Est. 2016 10,255 [5] 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[2]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 10,016 people, 3,683 households, and 2,618 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 4,734 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.29% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 29.86% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,683 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.50% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.00% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,322, and the median income for a family was $33,361. Males had a median income of $25,516 versus $19,464 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,428. About 16.60% of families and 22.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.10% of those under age 18 and 17.40% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,149 people, 3,823 households, and 2,655 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 9.2 inhabitants per square mile (3.6/km2). There were 4,905 housing units at an average density of 4.5 per square mile (1.7/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 61.7% white, 34.5% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.4% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 31.3% were German, 19.2% were Norwegian, 6.3% were Irish, and 3.8% were American.[13]

Of the 3,823 households, 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.6% were non-families, and 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11. The median age was 39.5 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $37,708 and the median income for a family was $46,146. Males had a median income of $34,080 versus $28,423 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,825. About 14.3% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.9% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into thirty-one townships:

  • Agency
  • Alto
  • Becker
  • Bossko
  • Bryant
  • Dry Wood Lake
  • Easter
  • Enterprise
  • Garfield
  • Geneseo
  • Goodwill
  • Grant
  • Harmon
  • Hart
  • Lake
  • Lawrence
  • Lee
  • Lien
  • Lockwood
  • Long Hollow
  • Minnesota
  • Norway
  • One Road
  • Rosholt
  • Ortley
  • Sisseton
  • Springdale
  • Spring Grove
  • Summit
  • Victor
  • White Rock

Notable people[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 55.1% 2,144 39.6% 1,540 5.3% 205
2012 44.2% 1,883 54.1% 2,302 1.7% 71
2008 39.3% 1,781 58.9% 2,672 1.8% 83
2004 48.1% 2,396 50.7% 2,527 1.2% 59
2000 54.9% 2,237 41.7% 1,700 3.4% 137
1996 38.0% 1,646 50.5% 2,186 11.6% 501
1992 34.9% 1,437 41.6% 1,716 23.5% 968
1988 46.7% 2,012 52.6% 2,267 0.7% 32
1984 57.2% 2,767 42.6% 2,063 0.2% 10
1980 58.0% 2,904 36.5% 1,829 5.5% 276
1976 39.7% 1,915 60.0% 2,890 0.3% 15
1972 42.3% 2,187 57.5% 2,976 0.2% 9
1968 42.7% 2,225 50.9% 2,651 6.5% 337
1964 35.1% 1,931 64.9% 3,567
1960 48.1% 2,857 52.0% 3,089
1956 46.8% 2,854 53.2% 3,246
1952 58.6% 3,566 41.4% 2,524
1948 39.1% 2,211 58.0% 3,277 2.9% 164
1944 47.4% 2,721 52.6% 3,024
1940 48.3% 3,504 51.7% 3,750
1936 32.5% 1,934 64.2% 3,820 3.3% 197
1932 21.7% 1,381 69.7% 4,440 8.6% 547
1928 52.7% 2,966 46.6% 2,619 0.7% 40
1924 41.0% 1,744 5.1% 215 54.0% 2,296
1920 49.7% 2,335 9.5% 447 40.8% 1,913
1916 47.2% 1,259 44.6% 1,191 8.2% 219
1912 0.0% 0 33.0% 812 67.0% 1,647
1908 61.0% 1,562 30.4% 777 8.6% 221
1904 75.0% 2,282 19.2% 584 5.8% 176
1900 62.1% 1,875 35.3% 1,067 2.6% 77
1896 58.2% 1,324 40.8% 929 1.0% 22
1892 62.9% 538 7.9% 68 29.2% 250

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Legislative Manual, South Dakota, 2005, p. 597
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 28, 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: 45°37′N 96°57′W / 45.62°N 96.95°W / 45.62; -96.95