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

572 sq mi (1,481 km²)
570 sq mi (1,477 km²)
2 sq mi (4 km²), 0.29%
 - (2000)
 - Density

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

Miner County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,884. Its county seat is Howard6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,481 km² (572 sq mi). 1,477 km² (570 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.29%) is water.

Townships Edit

The county is divided into sixteen townships: Adams, Beaver, Belleview, Canova, Carthage, Clearwater, Clinton, Grafton, Green Valley, Henden, Howard, Miner, Redstone, Rock Creek, Roswell, Vermillion.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 5,864
1910 7,661 30.6%
1920 8,560 11.7%
1930 8,376 −2.1%
1940 6,836 −18.4%
1950 6,268 −8.3%
1960 5,398 −13.9%
1970 4,454 −17.5%
1980 3,739 −16.1%
1990 3,272 −12.5%
2000 2,884 −11.9%
Est. 2006 2,553 −11.5%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,884 people, 1,212 households, and 789 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 1,408 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.75% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,212 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 5.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.90% were non-families. 32.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.90% 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 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 23.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.00 males.

Cities and towns Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 44°01′N 97°37′W / 44.02, -97.61

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