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Spink County Courthouse (2013)
Location within the U.S. state of South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
|Named for||S.L. Spink|
|• Total||1,510 sq mi (3,900 km2)|
|• Land||1,504 sq mi (3,900 km2)|
|• Water||5.8 sq mi (15 km2) 0.4%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||4.213/sq mi (1.626/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Spink County is a county in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2020 census, the population was 6,361. Its county seat is Redfield. The county was created in 1873, and was organized in 1879 within Dakota Territory.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,510 square miles (3,900 km2), of which 1,504 square miles (3,900 km2) is land and 5.8 square miles (15 km2) (0.4%) is water.
- U.S. Highway 212
- U.S. Highway 281
- South Dakota Highway 20
- South Dakota Highway 26
- South Dakota Highway 28
- South Dakota Highway 37
- Brown County, South Dakota - north
- Day County, South Dakota - northeast
- Clark County, South Dakota - east
- Beadle County, South Dakota - south
- Hand County, South Dakota - southwest
- Faulk County, South Dakota - west
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 census, there were 6,415 people, 2,608 households, and 1,677 families in the county. The population density was 4.3 inhabitants per square mile (1.7/km2). There were 3,139 housing units at an average density of 2.1 per square mile (0.81/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.1% white, 1.2% American Indian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 52.6% were German, 11.6% were Norwegian, 10.0% were Irish, 9.2% were English, and 5.5% were American.
Of the 2,608 households, 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.7% were non-families, and 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.89. The median age was 44.4 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $45,000 and the median income for a family was $60,639. Males had a median income of $40,273 versus $26,139 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,295. About 8.2% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.
- Mansfield (partial)
The county is divided into thirty-seven townships:
- Belle Plaine
- Great Bend
- La Prairie
- Prairie Center
- Three Rivers
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