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Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Minnehaha 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 Sioux Falls
Largest city Sioux Falls
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

814 sq mi (2,107 km²)
810 sq mi (2,097 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.49%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

179,180
183/sq mi (71/km²)
Founded 1862
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Minnehaha County Courthouse 9.jpg
Minnehaha County Courthouse in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Website www.minnehahacounty.org

Minnehaha County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the Census Bureau's 2008 estimates, the population was 179,180, making it the most populous county in South Dakota. Its county seat is Sioux Falls.[1] The county received its name from the Sioux Indian word for waterfalls-"where the water laughs" or "laughing water."[2]

Minnehaha County is part of the Sioux Falls, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

In the 1870 census there were 355 people living in the county.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 814 square miles (2,107 km²), of which, 810 square miles (2,097 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (10 km²) of it (0.49%) is water. The Big Sioux River flows through it.

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Townships

The county is divided into twenty-four townships: Brandon, Benton, Buffalo, Burk, Clear Lake, Dell Rapids, Edison, Grand Meadow, Hartford, Highland, Humboldt, Logan, Lyons, Mapleton, Palisade, Red Rock, Sioux Falls, Split Rock, Sverdrup, Taopi, Valley Springs, Wall Lake, Wayne, Wellington.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Lakes

  • Beaver Lake
  • Buffalo Lake
  • Clear Lake
  • Covell Lake
  • Fenstrman Slough
  • Grass Lake
  • Loss Lake
  • Lost Lake
  • Rehfeldt Slough
  • Scott Lake
  • Wall Lake

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 355
1880 8,251 2,224.2%
1890 21,879 165.2%
1900 23,926 9.4%
1910 29,631 23.8%
1920 42,490 43.4%
1930 50,872 19.7%
1940 57,697 13.4%
1950 70,910 22.9%
1960 86,575 22.1%
1970 95,209 10.0%
1980 109,435 14.9%
1990 123,809 13.1%
2000 148,281 19.8%
Est. 2008 179,180 20.8%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 148,281 people, 57,996 households, and 37,581 families residing in the county. The population density was 183 people per square mile (71/km²). There were 60,237 housing units at an average density of 74 per square mile (29/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.03% White, 1.51% Black or African American, 1.85% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 2.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 57,996 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.20% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 32.00% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,566, and the median income for a family was $52,031. Males had a median income of $32,208 versus $24,691 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,713. About 5.00% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.90% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

U.S. Census Bureau 2008 population estimates[4]

Other places in Minnehaha County

Historical Townsites

Sign marking the site of the former town of East Sioux Falls.

Notes

A. ^  Sioux Falls is located in both Minnehaha and Lincoln counties.

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. ^ Legislative Manual, South Dakota, 2005, p. 597
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions: South Dakota". Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau. 2009-06-30. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2008-46.csv. Retrieved 2009-08-20.  

External links

Coordinates: 43°41′N 96°47′W / 43.68°N 96.79°W / 43.68; -96.79


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Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Map
File:Map of South Dakota highlighting Minnehaha 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 Sioux Falls
Largest City Sioux Falls
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.49%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

148281
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.minnehahacounty.org

Minnehaha County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the Census Bureau's 2006 estimates, the population was 163,281, making it the most populous county in South Dakota. Its county seat is Sioux Falls6. The county received its name from the Sioux Indian word for waterfalls-"where the water laughs" or "laughing water."[1]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,107 km² (814 sq mi). 2,097 km² (810 sq mi) of it is land and 10 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.49%) is water.

Townships

The county is divided into twenty-four townships: Brandon, Benton, Buffalo, Burk, Clear Lake, Dell Rapids, Edison, Grand Meadow, Hartford, Highland, Humboldt, Logan, Lyons, Mapleton, Palisade, Red Rock, Sioux Falls, Split Rock, Sverdrup, Taopi, Valley Springs, Wall Lake, Wayne, Wellington.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 148,281 people, 57,996 households, and 37,581 families residing in the county. The population density was 71/km² (183/sq mi). There were 60,237 housing units at an average density of 29/km² (74/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.03% White, 1.51% Black or African American, 1.85% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 2.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 57,996 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.20% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 32.00% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.

Cities and towns

Other places in Minnehaha County

Notes

  1. ^ Legislative Manual, South Dakota, 2005, p. 597

External links

Coordinates: 43°41′N 96°47′W / 43.68, -96.79

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