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Campbell County
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Map of South Dakota highlighting Campbell County
Location within the U.S. state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  South Dakota
Founded 1873 (created)
1884 (organized)
Seat Mound City
Largest city Herreid
Area
 • Total 771 sq mi (2,000 km2)
 • Land 734 sq mi (1,900 km2)
 • Water 37 sq mi (100 km2)  4.8%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,377
 • Estimate 
(2021)
1,380 Increase
 • Density 1.7860/sq mi (0.6896/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district At-large

Campbell County is a county in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2020 census, the population was 1,377, making it the fourth-least populous county in South Dakota. Its county seat is Mound City. The county was created in 1873 and organized in 1884. It was named for Norman B. Campbell, a Dakota Territory legislator in 1873 and son of General Charles T. Campbell.

History

Campbell County was formed in 1873 and organized in 1884. La Grace served as the first county seat; in 1888 the seat was transferred to Mound City.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 771 square miles (2,000 km2), of which 734 square miles (1,900 km2) is land and 37 square miles (96 km2) (4.8%) is water.

Major Highways

  • US 83.svg U.S. Highway 83
  • SD 10.svg South Dakota Highway 10
  • SD 271.svg South Dakota Highway 271
  • SD 1804.svg South Dakota Highway 1804

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 50
1890 3,510 6,920.0%
1900 4,527 29.0%
1910 5,244 15.8%
1920 5,305 1.2%
1930 5,629 6.1%
1940 5,033 −10.6%
1950 4,046 −19.6%
1960 3,531 −12.7%
1970 2,866 −18.8%
1980 2,243 −21.7%
1990 1,965 −12.4%
2000 1,782 −9.3%
2010 1,466 −17.7%
2020 1,377 −6.1%
2021 (est.) 1,380 −5.9%
US Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2020

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,466 people, 694 households, and 423 families in the county. The population density was 2.0 inhabitants per square mile (0.77/km2). There were 980 housing units at an average density of 1.3 per square mile (0.50/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.3% white, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.2% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 68.5% were German, 14.1% were Norwegian, 12.6% were Dutch, 11.4% were Russian, 7.8% were Irish, and 2.7% were American.

Of the 694 households, 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.0% were non-families, and 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.70. The median age was 50.1 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,833 and the median income for a family was $48,864. Males had a median income of $41,563 versus $30,705 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,338. About 6.1% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

Religion

In the 2010 census, the largest denomination was the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with 286 adherents, followed by the Catholic church with 191 members, the third was the Presbyterian Church in America with 186 followers. The Reformed Church in the United States, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, and the North American Baptist Conference were also represented with lesser numbers. Campbell County has the highest percentage of Presbyterians in the United States.

Communities

City

Towns

Townships

The county is divided into two areas of unorganized territory: North Campbell and South Campbell.

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