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Tripp County, South Dakota
Map
Map of South Dakota highlighting Tripp 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 1909
Seat Winner
Largest City Winner
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,618 sq mi (4,191 km²)
1,612 sq mi (4,175 km²)
5.1 sq mi (13 km²), 0.3%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

5,434
3.5/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Bartlett Tripp

Tripp County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,644. Its county seat is Winner. The county was created in 1873 and organized in 1909. It is named after lawyer, judge, and diplomat Bartlett Tripp.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,618 square miles (4,190 km2), of which 1,612 square miles (4,180 km2) is land and 5.1 square miles (13 km2) (0.3%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 18.svg U.S. Highway 18
  • US 183.svg U.S. Highway 183
  • SD 44.svg South Dakota Highway 44
  • SD 49.svg South Dakota Highway 49
  • SD 53.svg South Dakota Highway 53

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 8,323
1920 11,970 43.8%
1930 12,712 6.2%
1940 9,937 −21.8%
1950 9,139 −8.0%
1960 8,761 −4.1%
1970 8,171 −6.7%
1980 7,268 −11.1%
1990 6,924 −4.7%
2000 6,430 −7.1%
2010 5,644 −12.2%
Est. 2016 5,492 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,430 people, 2,550 households, and 1,721 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 3,036 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.48% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 11.20% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,550 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,333, and the median income for a family was $36,219. Males had a median income of $22,588 versus $18,070 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,776. About 15.90% of families and 19.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.70% of those under age 18 and 17.60% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,644 people, 2,419 households, and 1,509 families residing in the county. The population density was 3.5 inhabitants per square mile (1.4/km2). There were 3,072 housing units at an average density of 1.9 per square mile (0.73/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 83.1% white, 14.0% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.2% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 46.8% were German, 10.8% were Irish, 7.7% were Czech, 6.2% were Dutch, and 4.0% were American.

Of the 2,419 households, 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.6% were non-families, and 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.93. The median age was 45.3 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,221 and the median income for a family was $49,570. Males had a median income of $35,238 versus $25,323 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,192. About 12.1% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.4% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

City

Town

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Townships

The county is divided into forty-eight townships:

  • Banner
  • Beaver Creek
  • Black
  • Brunson
  • Bull Creek
  • Carter
  • Colome
  • Condon
  • Curlew
  • Dog Ear
  • Elliston
  • Greenwood
  • Holsclaw
  • Huggins
  • Ideal
  • Irwin
  • Jordan
  • Keyapaha
  • King
  • Lake
  • Lamro
  • Lincoln
  • Lone Star
  • Lone Tree
  • McNeely
  • Millboro
  • Pahapesto
  • Plainview
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Pleasant View
  • Progressive
  • Rames
  • Rosedale
  • Roseland
  • Star Prairie
  • Star Valley
  • Stewart
  • Sully
  • Taylor
  • Valley
  • Weave
  • Willow Creek
  • Wilson
  • Witten
  • Wortman
  • Wright

Unorganized territory

The county contains one area of unorganized territory: Gassman.


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