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Potter County, South Dakota

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Potter County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,693. Its county seat is Gettysburg6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,327 km² (898 mi²). 2,244 km² (866 mi²) of it is land and 83 km² (32 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.56% water.

Townships

The county is divided into three areas of unorganized territory: West Potter, Central Potter, and East Potter.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Potter County
Population by year

1900 - 2,988
1910 - 4,466
1920 - 4,382
1930 - 5,762
1940 - 4,614
1950 - 4,688
1960 - 4,926
1970 - 4,449
1980 - 3,674
1990 - 3,190
2000 - 2,693

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,693 people, 1,145 households, and 767 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km² (3/mi²). There are 1,760 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 98.14% White, 0.00% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 0.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,145 households out of which 26.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% are married couples living together, 4.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% are non-families. 31.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 2.88.

In the county, the population is spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 3.90% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 25.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.80 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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