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Brown County Courthouse in summer
Location within the U.S. state of South Dakota
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|Founded||July 6, 1881|
|• Total||1,731 sq mi (4,480 km2)|
|• Land||1,713 sq mi (4,440 km2)|
|• Water||18 sq mi (50 km2) 1.0%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||22.127/sq mi (8.5431/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Brown County is a county in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 38,301, making it the fourth-most populous county in South Dakota. Its county seat is Aberdeen. The county is named for Alfred Brown, of Hutchinson County, South Dakota, a Dakota Territory legislator in 1879.
Brown County is part of the Aberdeen, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,731 square miles (4,480 km2), of which 1,713 square miles (4,440 km2) is land and 18 square miles (47 km2) (1.0%) is water.
National protected area
|US Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 36,531 people, 15,489 households, and 9,374 families in the county. The population density was 21.3 inhabitants per square mile (8.2/km2). There were 16,706 housing units at an average density of 9.8 per square mile (3.8/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.2% white, 3.0% American Indian, 1.0% Asian, 0.5% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.4% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry,
Of the 15,489 households, 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.5% were non-families, and 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.89. The median age was 38.6 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $45,615 and the median income for a family was $58,683. Males had a median income of $37,997 versus $28,419 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,878. About 5.6% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.
The county is divided into forty-four townships:
- East Hanson
- East Rondell
- Garden Prairie
- New Hope
- North Detroit
- South Detroit
- West Hanson
- West Rondell
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