Stanley County, South Dakota

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Stanley County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Stanley County
Location in the U.S. state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded 1890
Named for David S. Stanley
Seat Fort Pierre
Largest city Fort Pierre
Area
 • Total 1,517 sq mi (3,929 km2)
 • Land 1,444 sq mi (3,740 km2)
 • Water 73 sq mi (189 km2), 4.8%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2016) 2,993
 • Density 2.1/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zones Mountain: UTC-7/ -6
western portion
Central: UTC-6/ -5
eastern portion
Website www.stanleycounty.org

Stanley County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,966. [1] Its county seat is Fort Pierre. [2] The county was created in 1873 and organized in 1890. [3]

Stanley County is included in the Pierre, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,517 square miles (3,930 km2), of which 1,444 square miles (3,740 km2) is land and 73 square miles (190 km2) (4.8%) is water. [4]

Although the county seat Fort Pierre is located in the Mountain Time Zone, most residents of the city use Central Time because of close social and economic ties with Pierre, which is located in the Central Time Zone.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 793
1890 1,028 29.6%
1900 1,341 30.4%
1910 14,975 1,016.7%
1920 2,908 −80.6%
1930 2,381 −18.1%
1940 1,959 −17.7%
1950 2,055 4.9%
1960 4,085 98.8%
1970 2,457 −39.9%
1980 2,533 3.1%
1990 2,453 −3.2%
2000 2,772 13.0%
2010 2,966 7.0%
Est. 2016 2,993 [5] 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2016 [1]

2000 census

As of the census [10] of 2000, there were 2,772 people, 1,111 households, and 775 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,277 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.04% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 4.91% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,111 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,170, and the median income for a family was $47,197. Males had a median income of $29,911 versus $20,898 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,300. About 6.60% of families and 8.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.80% of those under age 18 and 12.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,966 people, 1,228 households, and 857 families residing in the county. [11] The population density was 2.1 inhabitants per square mile (0.81/km2). There were 1,387 housing units at an average density of 1.0 per square mile (0.39/km2). [12] The racial makeup of the county was 90.0% white, 6.6% American Indian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.7% of the population. [11] In terms of ancestry, 46.4% were German, 12.5% were Irish, 10.8% were English, 10.7% were Norwegian, 8.4% were Czech, 5.0% were Swedish, and 2.5% were American. [13]

Of the 1,228 households, 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.2% were non-families, and 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.87. The median age was 41.9 years. [11]

The median income for a household in the county was $51,875 and the median income for a family was $54,722. Males had a median income of $33,929 versus $25,574 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,435. About 8.8% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over. [14]

Communities

City

Unincorporated communities

Townships

The county is divided into three areas of unorganized territory: Lower Brule, North Stanley, and South Stanley.

In popular culture

The Triple U Buffalo Ranch in northern Stanley County was used in filming the 1990 movie Dances with Wolves.

Notable residents

Politics

Presidential Elections Results [16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 73.3% 1,148 21.0% 329 5.7% 90
2012 69.0% 1,063 28.3% 435 2.7% 42
2008 65.5% 1,017 32.8% 510 1.7% 26
2004 69.6% 1,129 28.6% 464 1.9% 30
2000 69.2% 955 29.1% 402 1.7% 24
1996 57.5% 795 32.9% 454 9.6% 133
1992 51.4% 719 30.5% 427 18.1% 253
1988 57.3% 698 41.9% 511 0.8% 10
1984 72.5% 942 27.0% 351 0.5% 6
1980 68.7% 892 26.1% 339 5.2% 68
1976 53.6% 637 46.1% 548 0.3% 4
1972 61.0% 779 38.5% 492 0.6% 7
1968 51.6% 572 39.6% 439 8.8% 98
1964 42.3% 549 57.7% 750
1960 48.2% 678 51.9% 730
1956 50.9% 587 49.1% 567
1952 70.6% 695 29.4% 289
1948 58.9% 522 40.5% 359 0.7% 6
1944 62.1% 384 37.9% 234
1940 55.7% 679 44.3% 541
1936 42.1% 495 53.5% 629 4.4% 52
1932 41.4% 553 56.7% 757 2.0% 26
1928 62.4% 739 36.9% 437 0.7% 8
1924 43.8% 531 20.5% 249 35.6% 432
1920 56.8% 598 37.4% 394 5.8% 61
1916 38.3% 254 57.4% 381 4.4% 29
1912 0.0% 0 47.5% 1,051 52.6% 1,164
1908 56.5% 2,313 39.1% 1,598 4.4% 181
1904 56.7% 547 41.1% 396 2.2% 21
1900 49.5% 254 49.1% 252 1.4% 7
1896 38.5% 89 60.6% 140 0.9% 2
1892 49.0% 76 18.7% 29 32.3% 50

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