Perkins County, South Dakota

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

2,891 sq mi (7,487 km²)
2,872 sq mi (7,437 km²)
19 sq mi (49 km²), 0.66%
 - (2000)
 - Density

0.6/sq mi (0.25/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Perkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 3,363. Its county seat is Bison6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 7,487 km² (2,891 sq mi). 7,437 km² (2,872 sq mi) of it is land and 49 km² (19 sq mi) of it (0.66%) is water.


The county is divided into forty-nine townships: Ada, Anderson, Antelope, Barrett, Beck, Bison, Brushy, Burdick, Cash, Castle Butte, Chance, Chaudoin, Clark, De Witt, Duell, Englewood, Flat Creek, Foster, Fredlund, Glendo, Grand River, Hall, Highland, Horse Creek, Liberty, Lincoln, Lodgepole, Lone Tree, Maltby, Marshfield, Martin, Meadow, Moreau, Plateau, Rainbow, Rockford, Scotch Cap, Sidney, Strool, Trail, Vail, Vickers, Viking, Vrooman, Wells, White Butte, White Hill, Wilson, and Wyandotte; and eight areas of unorganized territory: Duck Creek, East Perkins, Independence, Pleasant Valley, South Perkins, Southwest Perkins, West Central Perkins, and West Perkins.

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Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 11,348
1920 7,993 −29.6%
1930 8,717 9.1%
1940 6,585 −24.5%
1950 6,776 2.9%
1960 5,977 −11.8%
1970 4,769 −20.2%
1980 4,700 −1.4%
1990 3,932 −16.3%
2000 3,363 −14.5%
Est. 2006 3,025 −10.1%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,363 people, 1,429 households, and 937 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.5/km² (1.2/sq mi). There were 1,854 housing units at an average density of 0.25/km² (0.6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.64% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 1.64% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,429 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 45°30′N 102°29′W / 45.50, -102.48

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