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

1,150 sq mi (2,979 km²)
1,098 sq mi (2,843 km²)
53 sq mi (136 km²), 4.57%
 - (2000)
 - Density

8/sq mi (3/km²)

Charles Mix County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 9,350. Its county seat is Lake Andes6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,979 km² (1,150 sq mi). 2,843 km² (1,098 sq mi) of it is land and 136 km² (53 sq mi) of it (4.57%) is water.

Townships Edit

The county is divided into twenty-four townships: Bryan, Carroll, Choteau Creek, Darlington, Forbes, Goose Lake, Hamilton, Highland, Howard, Jackson, Kennedy, La Roche, Lake George, Lawrence, Lone Tree, Moore, Platte, Plain Center, Rhoda, Roe, Rouse, Signal, Waheheh, White Swan; and one area of unorganized territory: Castalia.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 8,498
1910 14,899 75.3%
1920 16,256 9.1%
1930 16,703 2.7%
1940 13,449 −19.5%
1950 15,558 15.7%
1960 11,785 −24.3%
1970 9,994 −15.2%
1980 9,680 −3.1%
1990 9,131 −5.7%
2000 9,350 2.4%
Est. 2006 9,224 −1.3%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,350 people, 3,343 households, and 2,326 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 3,853 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 69.65% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 28.28% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 1.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,343 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 11.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the county, the population was spread out with 32.00% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 43°13′N 98°35′W / 43.21, -98.59

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