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Hyde County
Map of South Dakota highlighting Hyde 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 1883
Named for James Hyde
Seat Highmore
Largest city Highmore
Area
 • Total 866 sq mi (2,240 km2)
 • Land 861 sq mi (2,230 km2)
 • Water 5.6 sq mi (15 km2)  0.6%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,262
 • Estimate 
(2021)
1,236 Decrease
 • Density 1.4573/sq mi (0.5627/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district At-large

Hyde County is a county in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2020 census, the population was 1,262, making it the second-least populous county in South Dakota. Its county seat is Highmore. The county was founded in 1873, as a county of the Dakota Territory, and organized in 1883. It was named for James Hyde, a member of legislature in the 1870s.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 866 square miles (2,240 km2), of which 861 square miles (2,230 km2) is land and 5.6 square miles (15 km2) (0.6%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 14.svg U.S. Highway 14
  • SD 26.svg South Dakota Highway 26
  • SD 34.svg South Dakota Highway 34
  • SD 47.svg South Dakota Highway 47

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,860
1900 1,492 −19.8%
1910 3,307 121.6%
1920 3,315 0.2%
1930 3,690 11.3%
1940 3,113 −15.6%
1950 2,811 −9.7%
1960 2,602 −7.4%
1970 2,515 −3.3%
1980 2,069 −17.7%
1990 1,696 −18.0%
2000 1,671 −1.5%
2010 1,420 −15.0%
2020 1,262 −11.1%
2021 (est.) 1,236 −13.0%
US Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2020

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,420 people, 600 households, and 385 families in the county. The population density was 1.7 inhabitants per square mile (0.66/km2). There were 708 housing units at an average density of 0.8 per square mile (0.31/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 89.1% white, 8.5% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.1% black or African American, 0.2% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry,

Of the 600 households, 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.8% were non-families, and 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.92. The median age was 46.4 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,196 and the median income for a family was $61,161. Males had a median income of $36,053 versus $28,456 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,995. About 8.3% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

City

Towns

Townships

The county is divided into many townships:

  • Banner
  • Bramhall
  • Douglas
  • Eden
  • Franklin
  • Holabird
  • Highmore
  • Illinois
  • Lincoln
  • Loomis
  • Spring Lake
  • Union
  • Valley
  • William Hamilton

Unorganized territories

The county contains three areas of unorganized territory: Central Hyde, Crow Creek, and North Hyde.

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