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

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

0.3/sq mi (0.1/km²)
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.


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 highwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit


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. 2006 1,205 −10.9%

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 Edit

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

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