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Harding County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Harding 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 Buffalo
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,678 sq mi (6,935 km²)
2,670 sq mi (6,917 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 0.26%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

1,353
0.3/sq mi (0.1/km²)
Founded 1909
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Harding County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 1,353. Its county seat is Buffalo.[1] The county was established on February 26, 1909, and named in honor of J.A. Harding, who had been Speaker of the House of the Dakota Territory.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,678 square miles (6,935 km²), of which, 2,670 square miles (6,917 km²) of it is land and 7 square miles (18 km²) of it (0.26%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 4,228
1920 3,953 −6.5%
1930 3,589 −9.2%
1940 3,010 −16.1%
1950 2,289 −24.0%
1960 2,371 3.6%
1970 1,855 −21.8%
1980 1,700 −8.4%
1990 1,669 −1.8%
2000 1,353 −18.9%
Est. 2008 1,145 −15.4%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,353 people, 525 households, and 352 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.5 people per square mile (0.2/km²). There were 804 housing units at an average density of 0.3 per square mile (0.1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.63% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. 1.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.9% were of German, 24.3% Norwegian, 12.8% American, 7.1% Irish and 6.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 525 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county, the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $31,667. Males had a median income of $25,556 versus $16,375 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,794. About 19.40% of families and 21.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.80% of those under age 18 and 22.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ Joseph Nathan Kane, The American Counties (4th Ed.), (The Scarecrow Press, 1983), p148, p479
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 45°35′N 103°30′W / 45.59°N 103.50°W / 45.59; -103.50


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Harding County, South Dakota
Map
File:Map of South Dakota highlighting Harding 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 Buffalo
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.26%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

1353
Time zone Mountain : UTC-7/-6

Harding County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 1,353. Its county seat is Buffalo6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,935 km² (2,678 sq mi). 6,917 km² (2,670 sq mi) of it is land and 18 km² (7 sq mi) of it (0.26%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 1,353 people, 525 households, and 352 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.2/km² (0.5/sq mi). There were 804 housing units at an average density of 0.1/km² (0.3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.63% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. 1.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 525 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county, the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 45°35′N 103°30′W / 45.59, -103.50

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