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Hamlin County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Hamlin County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
Seat Hayti
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

538 sq mi (1,393 km²)
507 sq mi (1,313 km²)
31 sq mi (81 km²), 5.78%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

5,540
5/sq mi (2/km²)
Founded information needed
Named for Hannibal Hamlin
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Hamlin County Courthouse Hayti.jpg
Hamlin County Courthouse in Hayti, South Dakota, in 1974

Hamlin County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 5,540. Its county seat is Hayti.[1] It was named in honor of Hannibal Hamlin, Lincoln's first vice-president.

Hamlin County is part of the Watertown, South Dakota, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 538 square miles (1,393 km²), of which, 507 square miles (1,313 km²) of it is land and 31 square miles (81 km²) of it (5.78%) is water.

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Townships

The county is divided into thirteen townships: Brantford, Castlewood, Cleveland, Dempster, Dixon, Estelline, Florence, Garfield, Hamlin, Hayti, Norden, Opdahl, and Oxford.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 5,945
1910 7,475 25.7%
1920 8,054 7.7%
1930 8,299 3.0%
1940 7,562 −8.9%
1950 7,058 −6.7%
1960 6,303 −10.7%
1970 5,172 −17.9%
1980 5,261 1.7%
1990 4,974 −5.5%
2000 5,540 11.4%
Est. 2008 5,660 2.2%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,540 people, 2,048 households, and 1,452 families residing in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,626 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.48% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.7% were of German, 21.8% Norwegian, 13.0% Finnish and 7.6% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.2% spoke English, 2.6% German and 1.5% Spanish as their first language.

There were 2,048 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.50% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.40% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,851, and the median income for a family was $41,511. Males had a median income of $28,446 versus $21,412 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,982. About 7.20% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 14.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

Coordinates: 44°41′N 97°12′W / 44.68°N 97.20°W / 44.68; -97.20


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Hamlin County, South Dakota
Map
File:Map of South Dakota highlighting Hamlin County.png
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of the USA highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Hayti
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 5.78%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

5540
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Hannibal Hamlin

Hamlin County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 5,540. Its county seat is Hayti6. It was named in honor of Hannibal Hamlin, Lincoln's first vice-president.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,393 km² (538 sq mi). 1,313 km² (507 sq mi) of it is land and 81 km² (31 sq mi) of it (5.78%) is water.

Townships

The county is divided into thirteen townships: Brantford, Castlewood, Cleveland, Dempster, Dixon, Estelline, Florence, Garfield, Hamlin, Hayti, Norden, Opdahl, and Oxford.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,540 people, 2,048 households, and 1,452 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (11/sq mi). There were 2,626 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.48% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,048 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.50% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.40% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 44°41′N 97°12′W / 44.68, -97.20

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