Sully County, South Dakota


Sully County, South Dakota

Infobox U.S. County
county = Sully County
state = South Dakota


founded year =
founded date =
seat wl = Onida
largest city wl =
area_total_sq_mi = 1070
area_total_km2 = 2772
area_land_sq_mi =1007
area_land_km2 = 2608
area_water_sq_mi = 63
area_water_km2 = 164
area percentage = 5.93%
census yr = 2000
pop = 1556
density_sq_mi = 2
density_km2 = 1
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web = http://www.sullycounty.net/
named for = Alfred Sully

Sully County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 1,556. Its county seat is Onida.GR|6 The county is named after General Alfred Sully who built Fort Sully. ["Legislative Manual, South Dakota, 2005, p. 597.]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,070 square miles (2,772 km²), of which, 1,007 square miles (2,608 km²) of it is land and 63 square miles (164 km²) of it (5.93%) is water.

Townships

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

Major highways

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Adjacent counties

* Potter County, South Dakota - north
* Hyde County, South Dakota - east
* Hughes County, South Dakota - south
* Stanley County, South Dakota - southwest
* Dewey County, South Dakota - northwest

Demographics

USCensusPop
1900 = 1715
1910 = 2462
1920 = 2831
1930 = 3852
1940 = 2668
1950 = 2713
1960 = 2607
1970 = 2362
1980 = 1990
1990 = 1589
2000 = 1556
estyear = 2007
estimate = 1411

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,556 people, 630 households, and 442 families residing in the County. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 844 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of Sully County was 97.81% White, 0.77% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 630 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 4.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the County, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 105.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $38,304. Males had a median income of $25,265 versus $20,521 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,407. About 10.60% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.40% of those under age 18 and 15.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

*Agar
*Onida

References


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