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Yankton County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Yankton County
Location in the state of South Dakota
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South Dakota's location in the U.S.
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Seat Yankton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

533 sq mi (1,380 km²)
522 sq mi (1,352 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 2.08%
 - (2000)
 - Density

41/sq mi (16/km²)

Yankton County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 21,652. Its county seat is Yankton6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,379 km² (533 sq mi). 1,351 km² (522 sq mi) of it is land and 29 km² (11 sq mi) of it (2.08%) is water. It is bordered by the Missouri River.

Townships Edit

The county is divided into nine townships: Gayville, Jamesville, Marindahl, Mayfield, Mission Hill, Turkey Valley, Utica, Volin, Walshtown; and two areas of unorganized territory: Southeast Yankton and West Yankton.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 12,649
1910 13,135 3.8%
1920 15,233 16.0%
1930 16,589 8.9%
1940 16,725 0.8%
1950 16,804 0.5%
1960 17,551 4.4%
1970 19,039 8.5%
1980 18,952 −0.5%
1990 19,252 1.6%
2000 21,652 12.5%
Est. 2006 21,779 0.6%

As of the census² of 2000, there were 21,652 people, 8,187 households, and 5,403 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (42/sq mi). There were 8,840 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/sq mi).

There were 8,187 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.40% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% were non-families. 29.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.30 males.

The racial makeup of the county is 95.10% White, 1.16% African American, 1.63% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 1.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Cities and Towns Edit

Cities and Towns By 2000 Census Population
Yankton 13,528
Gayville 418
Volin 207
Mission Hill 183
Lesterville 158
Utica 86

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 43°01′N 97°23′W / 43.01, -97.39

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