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Marshall County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Marshall County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of USA SD
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded 1885 [1]
Seat Britton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

866 sq mi (2,294 km²)
838 sq mi (2,170 km²)
48 sq mi (124 km²), 5.41%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Marshall County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 4,576. Its county seat is Britton6. The county is named after Marshall Vincent, who homesteaded near Andover.[2]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,294 km² (886 sq mi). 2,170 km² (838 sq mi) of it is land and 124 km² (48 sq mi) of it is water. The total area is 5.41% water.

Townships Edit

The county is divided into twenty-five townships: Buffalo, Dayton, Dumarce, Eden, Fort, Hamilton, Hickman, La Belle, Lake, Lowell, McKinley, Miller, Newark, Newport, Nordland, Pleasant Valley, Red Iron Lake, Sisseton, Stena, Veblen, Victor, Waverly, Weston, White, and Wismer.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 5,942
1910 8,021 35.0%
1920 9,596 19.6%
1930 9,540 −0.6%
1940 8,880 −6.9%
1950 7,835 −11.8%
1960 6,663 −15.0%
1970 5,965 −10.5%
1980 5,404 −9.4%
1990 4,844 −10.4%
2000 4,576 −5.5%
Est. 2006 4,430 −3.2%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,576 people, 1,844 households, and 1,252 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (6/sq mi). There were 2,562 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.59% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 6.32% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,844 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 22.80% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 21.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.

Cities and towns Edit


  1. ^ Legislative Manual, South Dakota, 2005, p. 596
  2. ^ Legislative Manual, South Dakota, 2005, p. 596

Coordinates: 45°46′N 97°36′W / 45.76, -97.60

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