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Hanson County, South Dakota

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Hanson County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 3,139. Its county seat is Alexandria6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,128 km² (436 mi²). 1,126 km² (435 mi²) of it is land and 2 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.20% water.

Townships

The county is divided into twelve townships: Beulah, Edgerton, Emery, Fairview, Hanson, Jasper, Plano, Rosedale, Springlake, Taylor, Wayne, Worthen.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Hanson County
Population by year

1900 - 4,947
1910 - 6,237
1920 - 6,202
1930 - 6,131
1940 - 5,400
1950 - 4,896
1960 - 4,584
1970 - 3,781
1980 - 3,415
1990 - 2,994
2000 - 3,139

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,139 people, 1,115 households, and 848 families residing in the county. The population density is 3/km² (7/mi²). There are 1,218 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 99.52% White, 0.00% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. 0.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,115 households out of which 34.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.40% are married couples living together, 3.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.90% are non-families. 21.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.82 and the average family size is 3.33.

In the county, the population is spread out with 29.50% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.20 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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