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Walworth County, South Dakota
Map
Map of South Dakota highlighting Walworth 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 Selby
Largest City Mobridge
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

745 sq mi (1,930 km²)
709 sq mi (1,836 km²)
36 sq mi (93 km²), 4.8%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

5,443
7.7/sq mi (3/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: walworthco.org
Named for: Walworth County, Wisconsin

Walworth County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,438. Its county seat is Selby. The county was created in 1873 and organized in 1883. It is named after Walworth County, Wisconsin.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 745 square miles (1,930 km2), of which 709 square miles (1,840 km2) is land and 36 square miles (93 km2) (4.8%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 12.svg U.S. Highway 12
  • US 83.svg U.S. Highway 83
  • SD 20.svg South Dakota Highway 20
  • SD 47.svg South Dakota Highway 47
  • SD 130.svg South Dakota Highway 130
  • SD 144.svg South Dakota Highway 144
  • SD 271.svg South Dakota Highway 271
  • SD 1804.svg South Dakota Highway 1804

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 46
1890 2,153 4,580.4%
1900 3,839 78.3%
1910 6,488 69.0%
1920 8,447 30.2%
1930 8,791 4.1%
1940 7,274 −17.3%
1950 7,648 5.1%
1960 8,097 5.9%
1970 7,842 −3.1%
1980 7,011 −10.6%
1990 6,087 −13.2%
2000 5,974 −1.9%
2010 5,438 −9.0%
Est. 2016 5,610 3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,974 people, 2,506 households, and 1,643 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,144 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.58% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 11.77% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,506 households out of which 26.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.40% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% were non-families. 31.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 22.40% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 21.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,834, and the median income for a family was $33,654. Males had a median income of $23,284 versus $17,902 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,492. About 14.70% of families and 18.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.00% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,438 people, 2,392 households, and 1,490 families residing in the county. The population density was 7.7 inhabitants per square mile (3.0/km2). There were 3,003 housing units at an average density of 4.2 per square mile (1.6/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 82.6% white, 14.3% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.2% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 56.9% were German, 12.5% were Norwegian, 8.9% were Russian, 5.4% were Irish, and 3.1% were American.

Of the 2,392 households, 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.7% were non-families, and 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.79. The median age was 47.2 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,517 and the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $37,857 versus $21,551 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,716. About 7.5% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.6% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated community

  • Sitka

Unorganized territory

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


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