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Brule County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Brule County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of USA SD
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Chamberlain
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

846 sq mi (2,192 km²)
819 sq mi (2,121 km²)
28 sq mi (71 km²), 3.25%
 - (2000)
 - Density

6/sq mi (3/km²)

Brule County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 5,364. Its county seat is Chamberlain6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,192 km² (846 sq mi). 2,121 km² (819 sq mi) of it is land and 71 km² (28 sq mi) of it (3.25%) is water.

Townships Edit

The county is divided into twenty-two townships: America, Brule, Chamberlain, Cleveland, Eagle, Highland, Kimball, Lyon, Ola, Plainfield, Pleasant Grove, Plummer, Pukwana, Red Lake, Richland, Smith, Torrey Lake, Waldro, West Point, Wilbur, Willow Lake, Union; and one area of unorganized territory: Grandview.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 5,401
1910 6,451 19.4%
1920 7,141 10.7%
1930 7,416 3.9%
1940 6,195 −16.5%
1950 6,076 −1.9%
1960 6,319 4.0%
1970 5,870 −7.1%
1980 5,245 −10.6%
1990 5,485 4.6%
2000 5,364 −2.2%
Est. 2006 5,167 −3.7%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,364 people, 1,998 households, and 1,328 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (6/sq mi). There were 2,272 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 89.91% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 8.28% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.6% were of German, 9.5% Czech, 8.6% Norwegian, 7.8% Irish and 6.6% United States or American ancestry.

There were 1,998 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 29.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.50% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 43°43′N 99°04′W / 43.72, -99.06

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Brule County, South Dakota. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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