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Hand County, South Dakota

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Hand County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 3,741. Its county seat is Miller6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,730 km² (1,440 mi²). 3,721 km² (1,437 mi²) of it is land and 9 km² (4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.25% water.

Townships

The county is divided into forty townships: Alden, Alpha, Bates, Burdette, Campbell, Carlton, Cedar, Como, Florence, Gilbert, Glendale, Grand, Greenleaf, Hiland, Holden, Hulbert, Linn, Logan, Midland, Miller, Mondamin, Ohio, Ontario, Park, Pearl, Plato, Pleasant Valley, Ree Heights, Riverside, Rockdale, Rose Hill, St. Lawrence, Spring Hill, Spring Lake, Wheaton, and York; and one area of unorganized territory: Northwest Hand.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Hand County
Population by year

1900 - 4,525
1910 - 7,870
1920 - 8,778
1930 - 9,485
1940 - 7,166
1950 - 7,149
1960 - 6,712
1970 - 5,883
1980 - 4,948
1990 - 4,272
2000 - 3,741

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,741 people, 1,543 households, and 1,050 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km² (3/mi²). There are 1,840 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 99.30% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. 0.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,543 households out of which 28.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% are married couples living together, 4.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% are non-families. 30.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 24.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.90 males.

Cities and towns

Regions of South Dakota Flag of South Dakota
Black Hills - Coteau des Prairies
Largest cities
Aberdeen | Belle Fourche | Brandon | Brookings | Canton | Ellsworth | Hot Springs | Huron | Madison | Mitchell | Mobridge | Pierre | Rapid City | Rapid Valley | Sioux Falls | Spearfish | Sturgis | Vermillion | Watertown | Winner | Yankton
Counties
Aurora - Beadle - Bennet - Bon Homme - Brookings - Brown - Brule - Buffalo - Butte - Campbell - Charles Mix - Clark - Clay - Codington - Corson - Custer - Davison - Day - Deuel - Dewey - Douglas - Edmunds - Fall River - Faulk - Grant - Gregory - Haakon - Hamlin - Hand - Hanson - Harding - Hughes - Hutchinson - Hyde - Jackson - Jerauld - Jones - Kingsbury - Lake - Lawrence - Lincoln - Lyman - Marshall - McCook - McPherson - Meade - Mellette - Miner - Minnehaha - Moody - Pennington - Perkins - Potter - Roberts - Sanborn - Shannon - Spink - Stanley - Sully - Todd - Tripp - Turner - Union - Walworth - Yankton - Ziebach

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