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

898 sq mi (2,327 km²)
866 sq mi (2,244 km²)
32 sq mi (83 km²), 3.56%
 - (2000)
 - Density

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

Potter County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,693. Its county seat is Gettysburg6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,327 km² (898 sq mi). 2,244 km² (866 sq mi) of it is land and 83 km² (32 sq mi) of it (3.56%) is water.

Townships Edit

The county is divided into three areas of unorganized territory: West Potter, Central Potter, and East Potter.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 2,988
1910 4,466 49.5%
1920 4,382 −1.9%
1930 5,762 31.5%
1940 4,614 −19.9%
1950 4,688 1.6%
1960 4,926 5.1%
1970 4,449 −9.7%
1980 3,674 −17.4%
1990 3,190 −13.2%
2000 2,693 −15.6%
Est. 2006 2,321 −13.8%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,693 people, 1,145 households, and 767 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (3/sq mi). There were 1,760 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.14% White, 0.82% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 0.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,145 households out of which 26.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 4.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 31.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 3.90% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 25.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 45°04′N 99°57′W / 45.06, -99.95

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