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Location within the U.S. state of South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
|Named for||George A. Hand|
|• Total||1,440 sq mi (3,700 km2)|
|• Land||1,437 sq mi (3,720 km2)|
|• Water||3.6 sq mi (9 km2) 0.2%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||2.184/sq mi (0.8433/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,440 square miles (3,700 km2), of which 1,437 square miles (3,720 km2) is land and 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2) (0.2%) is water.
- Faulk County, South Dakota - north
- Spink County, South Dakota - northeast
- Beadle County, South Dakota - east
- Jerauld County, South Dakota - southeast
- Buffalo County, South Dakota - southwest
- Hyde County, South Dakota - west
|US Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,431 people, 1,494 households, and 972 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.4 inhabitants per square mile (0.93/km2). There were 1,815 housing units at an average density of 1.3 per square mile (0.50/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.4% white, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% 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 0.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 57.3% were German, 15.3% were Irish, 9.0% were Norwegian, 8.1% were English, 6.1% were Dutch, and 3.4% were American.
Of the 1,494 households, 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.9% were non-families, and 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age was 48.2 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $45,895 and the median income for a family was $52,407. Males had a median income of $40,725 versus $24,844 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,238. About 11.4% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 16.5% of those age 65 or over.
The county is divided into forty townships:
- Pleasant Valley
- Ree Heights
- Rose Hill
- St. Lawrence
- Spring Hill
- Spring Lake
The county contains one area of unorganized territory: Northwest Hand.
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