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

800 sq mi (2,073 km²)
800 sq mi (2,072 km²)
<1 sq mi (1 km²), 0.03%
 - (2000)
 - Density

13/sq mi (5/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
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Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 21,802. Its county seat is Deadwood6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,073 km² (800 sq mi). 2,072 km² (800 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.03%) is water.


The county is divided into one township: St. Onge; and two areas of unorganized territory: North Lawrence and South Lawrence.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 17,897
1910 19,694 10.0%
1920 13,029 −33.8%
1930 13,920 6.8%
1940 19,093 37.2%
1950 16,648 −12.8%
1960 17,075 2.6%
1970 17,453 2.2%
1980 18,339 5.1%
1990 20,655 12.6%
2000 21,802 5.6%
Est. 2006 22,685 4.1%

As of the census² of 2000, there were 21,802 people, 8,881 households, and 5,559 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (27/sq mi). There were 10,427 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.79% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 2.18% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 1.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.0% were of German, 12.0% Norwegian, 9.0% English and 7.5% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 8,881 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.40% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 13.70% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

Cities and towns Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 44°22′N 103°47′W / 44.36, -103.79

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