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There is also County of Stanley
Stanley County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Stanley County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of USA SD
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Fort Pierre
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,517 sq mi (3,929 km²)
1,443 sq mi (3,738 km²)
74 sq mi (191 km²), 4.86%
 - (2000)
 - Density

2/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Footnotes: A small portion of the county is located in the Central Time Zone.

Stanley County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,772. Its county seat is Fort Pierre6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,929 km² (1,517 sq mi). 3,738 km² (1,443 sq mi) of it is land and 191 km² (74 sq mi) of it (4.86%) is water.


The county is divided into three areas of unorganized territory: Lower Brule, North Stanley, and South Stanley.

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 1,341
1910 14,975 1,016.7%
1920 2,908 −80.6%
1930 2,381 −18.1%
1940 1,959 −17.7%
1950 2,055 4.9%
1960 4,085 98.8%
1970 2,457 −39.9%
1980 2,533 3.1%
1990 2,453 −3.2%
2000 2,772 13.0%
Est. 2006 2,815 1.6%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,772 people, 1,111 households, and 775 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 1,277 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.04% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 4.91% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,111 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 44°24′N 100°45′W / 44.40, -100.75

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