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

1,871 sq mi (4,846 km²)
1,869 sq mi (4,841 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.11%
 - (2000)
 - Density

1/sq mi (<1/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Footnotes: Washabaugh County was merged into Jackson County in 1979

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,930. Its county seat is Kadoka6. Washabaugh County was merged into Jackson County in 1979.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,846 km² (1,871 sq mi). 4,841 km² (1,869 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.11%) is water. About 57 percent of its land, the portion south of the White River, is on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.


The county is divided into six townships: Grandview II, Interior, Jewett, Little Buffalo, Wall, and Weta; and four areas of unorganized territory: East Jackson, Northwest Jackson, Southeast Jackson, and Southwest Jackson.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 2,472
1930 2,636 6.6%
1940 1,955 −25.8%
1950 1,768 −9.6%
1960 1,985 12.3%
1970 1,531 −22.9%
1980 3,437 124.5%
1990 2,811 −18.2%
2000 2,930 4.2%
Est. 2006 2,900 −1.0%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,930 people, 945 households, and 675 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 1,173 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 50.07% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 47.85% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. 0.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 945 households out of which 38.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.40% were married couples living together, 14.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.73.

In the county, the population was spread out with 36.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 20.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.

The county's per-capita income makes it one of the poorest counties in the United States.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 43°42′N 101°38′W / 43.70, -101.64

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