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Hand County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Hand 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 Miller
Largest city Miller
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,440 sq mi (3,730 km²)
1,437 sq mi (3,721 km²)
4 sq mi (9 km²), 0.25%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

3,741
3/sq mi (1/km²)
Founded 1873
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Hand County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 3,741. Its county seat is Miller.[1]

Contents

History

Hand County and its towns and villages in 1892

Hand County was named for George H. Hand originally from Akron, Ohio. It was created in 1873 by the Dakota territorial legislature. The boundaries were finalized in 1882, the year it was organized.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,440 square miles (3,730 km²), of which, 1,437 square miles (3,721 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (9 km²) of it (0.25%) is water.

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Townships

The county is divided into forty townships: Alden, Alpha, Bates, Burdette, Campbell, Carlton, Cedar, Como, Florence, Gilbert, Glendale, Grand, Greenleaf, Hiland, Holden, Hulbert, Linn, Logan, Midland, Miller, Mondamin, Ohio, Ontario, Park, Pearl, Plato, Pleasant Valley, Ree Heights, Riverside, Rockdale, Rose Hill, St. Lawrence, Spring Hill, Spring Lake, Wheaton, and York; and one area of unorganized territory: Northwest Hand.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 4,525
1910 7,870 73.9%
1920 8,778 11.5%
1930 9,485 8.1%
1940 7,166 −24.4%
1950 7,149 −0.2%
1960 6,712 −6.1%
1970 5,883 −12.4%
1980 4,948 −15.9%
1990 4,272 −13.7%
2000 3,741 −12.4%
Est. 2008 3,274 −12.5%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,741 people, 1,543 households, and 1,050 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,840 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.30% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. 0.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,543 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 30.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 24.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,377, and the median income for a family was $38,017. Males had a median income of $26,335 versus $16,181 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,735. About 6.10% of families and 9.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.90% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

References

Coordinates: 44°33′N 99°00′W / 44.55°N 99.00°W / 44.55; -99.00


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Hand County, South Dakota
Map
File:Map of South Dakota highlighting Hand 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 1873
Seat Miller
Largest City Miller
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.25%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

3741
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Hand County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 3,741. Its county seat is Miller6.

Contents

History

Hand County was named for George H. Hand originally from Akron. It was created in 1873 by the Dakota territorial legislature. The boundaries were finalized in 1882, the year it was organized.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,730 km² (1,440 sq mi). 3,721 km² (1,437 sq mi) of it is land and 9 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.25%) is water.

Townships

The county is divided into forty townships: Alden, Alpha, Bates, Burdette, Campbell, Carlton, Cedar, Como, Florence, Gilbert, Glendale, Grand, Greenleaf, Hiland, Holden, Hulbert, Linn, Logan, Midland, Miller, Mondamin, Ohio, Ontario, Park, Pearl, Plato, Pleasant Valley, Ree Heights, Riverside, Rockdale, Rose Hill, St. Lawrence, Spring Hill, Spring Lake, Wheaton, and York; and one area of unorganized territory: Northwest Hand.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,741 people, 1,543 households, and 1,050 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (3/sq mi). There were 1,840 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.30% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. 0.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,543 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 30.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 24.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 44°33′N 99°00′W / 44.55, -99.00

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