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Union County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Union 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 Elk Point
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

467 sq mi (1,210 km²)
460 sq mi (1,192 km²)
7 sq mi (17 km²), 1.43%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12,584
12/sq mi (4/km²)
Founded information needed
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. It is part of the Sioux City, IANE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 12,584. Its county seat is Elk Point.[1] Originally named Cole County, the named was changed to Union because of Civil War sentiment.

Progressive Farmer rated Union County second in the 2006 "Best Place to Live" in the U.S., because "its schools are good, its towns neat and its people friendly."

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 467 square miles (1,210 km²), of which, 460 square miles (1,192 km²) of it is land and 7 square miles (17 km²) of it (1.43%) is water.

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Townships

The county is divided into thirteen townships: Alcester, Big Sioux, Big Springs, Brule, Civil Bend, Elk Point, Emmet, Jefferson, Prairie, Quincy, Sioux Valley, Spink, Virginia, and one area of unorganized territory: Richland.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 11,153
1910 10,676 −4.3%
1920 11,099 4.0%
1930 11,480 3.4%
1940 11,675 1.7%
1950 10,792 −7.6%
1960 10,197 −5.5%
1970 9,643 −5.4%
1980 10,938 13.4%
1990 10,189 −6.8%
2000 12,584 23.5%
Est. 2008 14,131 12.3%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,584 people, 4,927 households, and 3,517 families residing in the county. The population density was 27 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 5,345 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.85% White, 1.34% Asian, 0.37% Native American, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.24% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,927 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.00% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,790, and the median income for a family was $51,227. Males had a median income of $35,406 versus $23,440 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,355. About 3.70% of families and 5.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.90% of those under age 18 and 10.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Ghost Towns and Extinct Villages

  • Emmet
  • Gothland
  • Hill Side
  • Texas

References

External links

Coordinates: 42°50′N 96°39′W / 42.83°N 96.65°W / 42.83; -96.65


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Union County, South Dakota
Map
File:Map of South Dakota highlighting Union 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 Elk Point
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.43%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12584
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. It is part of the Sioux City /Iowa/ Nebraska/ South Dakota Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population is 12,584. Its county seat is Elk Point6. Originally named Cole County, the named was changed to Union because of Civil War sentiment.

Progressive Farmer rated Union County 2nd in the 2006 "Best Place to Live" in the U.S., because "its schools are good, its towns neat and its people friendly."

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,210 km² (467 sq mi). 1,192 km² (460 sq mi) of it is land and 17 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.43%) is water.

The FIPS place code is 99127.

Townships

The county is divided into twelve townships: Alcester, Big Sioux, Big Springs, Brule, Civil Bend, Elk Point, Emmet, Jefferson, Prairie, Sioux Valley, Spink, Virginia, and one area of unorganized territory: Richland.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,584 people, 4,927 households, and 3,517 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (27/sq mi). There were 5,345 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.85% White, 1.34% Asian, 0.37% Native American, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.24% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,927 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.00% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.30 males.

Cities and towns

External links

Coordinates: 42°50′N 96°39′W / 42.83, -96.65

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