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Shannon County, South Dakota

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Shannon County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. As of the 2000 census, the population is 12,466.

The county is the site of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and part of Badlands National Park. The county's per-capita income makes it the second poorest county in the United States.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,430 km2 (2,097 mi2). 5,423 km2 (2,094 mi2) of it is land and 7 km2 (3 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 0.13% water.

The county includes the headwaters of the Little White River.

Townships

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

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Shannon County
Population by year

1920 - 2,003
1930 - 4,058
1940 - 5,366
1950 - 5,669
1960 - 6,000
1970 - 8,198
1980 - 11,323
1990 - 9,902
2000 - 12,466

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 12,466 people in the county, organized into 2,785 households, and 2,353 families. The population density is 2/km2 (6/mi2). There are 3,123 housing units at an average density of 1/km2 (2/mi2).

Shannon County has the highest percentage of Native American population and the lowest percentage White population of any county in the United States. The racial makeup of the county is 94.20% Native American, 4.51% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.02% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 1.42% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,785 households out of which 51.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.40% are married couples living together, 36.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 15.50% are non-families. 13.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 4.36 and the average family size is 4.72.

In the county, the population is spread out with 45.30% under the age of 18, 10.60% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 13.80% from 45 to 64, and 4.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 21 years. For every 100 females there are 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.60 males.

Cities, towns, and villages


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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