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Sully County, South Dakota
Map
Map of South Dakota highlighting Sully 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 1883
Seat Onida
Largest City Onida
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,070 sq mi (2,771 km²)
1,007 sq mi (2,608 km²)
63 sq mi (163 km²), 5.9%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

1,426
1.4/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.sullycounty.net/
Named for: Alfred Sully

Sully County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,373, making it the third-least populous county in South Dakota. Its county seat is Onida. The county was created in 1873 and organized in 1883. It is named after General Alfred Sully who built Fort Sully.

Sully County is included in the Pierre, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,070 square miles (2,800 km2), of which 1,007 square miles (2,610 km2) is land and 63 square miles (160 km2) (5.9%) is water.

Major highways

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

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 296
1890 2,412 714.9%
1900 1,715 −28.9%
1910 2,462 43.6%
1920 2,831 15.0%
1930 3,852 36.1%
1940 2,668 −30.7%
1950 2,713 1.7%
1960 2,607 −3.9%
1970 2,362 −9.4%
1980 1,990 −15.7%
1990 1,589 −20.2%
2000 1,556 −2.1%
2010 1,373 −11.8%
Est. 2016 1,421 3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,556 people, 630 households, and 442 families residing in the County. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 844 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of Sully County was 97.81% White, 0.77% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 630 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 4.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the County, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 105.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $38,304. Males had a median income of $25,265 versus $20,521 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,407. About 10.60% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.40% of those under age 18 and 15.10% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,373 people, 610 households, and 397 families residing in the county. The population density was 1.4 inhabitants per square mile (0.54/km2). There were 845 housing units at an average density of 0.8 per square mile (0.31/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.6% white, 1.2% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.0% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry,

Of the 610 households, 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.9% were non-families, and 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.82. The median age was 46.6 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,958 and the median income for a family was $58,875. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $29,087 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,596. About 4.4% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

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Town

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Unorganized territories

The county is divided into two areas of unorganized territory: West Sully and East Sully.


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