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

570 sq mi (1,477 km²)
569 sq mi (1,474 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.21%
 - (2000)
 - Density

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

Sanborn County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,675. Its county seat is Woonsocket6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,477 km² (570 sq mi). 1,474 km² (569 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.21%) is water.

Townships Edit

The county is divided into sixteen townships: Alton, Benedict, Butler, Diana, Elliott, Floyd, Jackson, Letcher, Logan, Oneida, Ravenna, Silver Creek, Twin Lake, Union, Warren, Woonsocket.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 4,464
1910 6,607 48.0%
1920 7,877 19.2%
1930 7,326 −7.0%
1940 5,754 −21.5%
1950 5,142 −10.6%
1960 4,641 −9.7%
1970 3,697 −20.3%
1980 3,213 −13.1%
1990 2,833 −11.8%
2000 2,675 −5.6%
Est. 2006 2,517 −5.9%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,675 people, 1,043 households, and 732 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 1,220 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.88% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,043 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 4.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 107.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.70 males.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 44°02′N 98°05′W / 44.03, -98.09

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