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Marshall County, South Dakota
Map
Map of South Dakota highlighting Marshall County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of the USA highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1885
Seat Britton
Largest City Britton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

886 sq mi (2,295 km²)
838 sq mi (2,170 km²)
48 sq mi (124 km²), 5.4%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

4,769
5.4/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Marshall Vincent

Marshall County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,656. Its county seat is Britton. The county is named after Marshall Vincent, who homesteaded near Andover, South Dakota.

Geography

Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 886 square miles (2,290 km2), of which 838 square miles (2,170 km2) is land and 48 square miles (120 km2) (5.4%) is water.

Major Highways

  • SD 10.svg South Dakota Highway 10
  • SD 25.svg South Dakota Highway 25
  • SD 27.svg South Dakota Highway 27

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 4,544
1900 5,942 30.8%
1910 8,021 35.0%
1920 9,596 19.6%
1930 9,540 −0.6%
1940 8,880 −6.9%
1950 7,835 −11.8%
1960 6,663 −15.0%
1970 5,965 −10.5%
1980 5,404 −9.4%
1990 4,844 −10.4%
2000 4,576 −5.5%
2010 4,656 1.7%
Est. 2016 4,801 3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,576 people, 1,844 households, and 1,252 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,562 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.59% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 6.32% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,844 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.10% 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 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 22.80% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 21.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,567, and the median income for a family was $36,295. Males had a median income of $27,241 versus $17,872 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,462. About 10.40% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.00% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,656 people, 1,815 households, and 1,154 families residing in the county. The population density was 5.6 inhabitants per square mile (2.2/km2). There were 2,534 housing units at an average density of 3.0 per square mile (1.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 85.4% white, 7.6% American Indian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.2% Asian, 5.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 45.6% were German, 30.6% were Norwegian, 6.8% were Swedish, 5.8% were Irish, 5.2% were English, and 2.7% were American.

Of the 1,815 households, 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.4% were non-families, and 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.83. The median age was 43.2 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,023 and the median income for a family was $56,544. Males had a median income of $31,639 versus $26,737 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,441. About 9.3% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Townships

The county is divided into twenty-five townships:

  • Buffalo
  • Dayton
  • Dumarce
  • Eden
  • Fort
  • Hamilton
  • Hickman
  • La Belle
  • Lake
  • Lowell
  • McKinley
  • Miller
  • Newark
  • Newport
  • Nordland
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Red Iron Lake
  • Sisseton
  • Stena
  • Veblen
  • Victor
  • Waverly
  • Weston
  • White
  • Wismer

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