- Hamlin County, South Dakota
Infobox U.S. County
county = Hamlin County
state = South Dakota
founded year =
founded date =
seat wl = Hayti
largest city wl =
area_total_sq_mi = 538
area_total_km2 = 1393
area_land_km2 = 1313
area_water_sq_mi = 31
area_water_km2 = 81
area percentage = 5.78%
census yr = 2000
pop = 5540
density_sq_mi = 5
density_km2 = 2
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
named for =
Hamlin County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 5,540. Its county seatis Hayti.GR|6 It was named in honor of Hannibal Hamlin, Lincoln's first vice-president.
Hamlin County is part of the
Watertown, South DakotaMicropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 538
square miles (1,393 km²), of which, 507 square miles (1,313 km²) of it is land and 31 square miles (81 km²) of it (5.78%) is water.
The county is divided into thirteen townships: Brantford, Castlewood, Cleveland, Dempster, Dixon, Estelline, Florence, Garfield, Hamlin, Hayti, Norden, Opdahl, and Oxford.
Codington County, South Dakota- north
Deuel County, South Dakota- east
Brookings County, South Dakota- southeast
Kingsbury County, South Dakota- southwest
Clark County, South Dakota- west
1900 = 5945
1910 = 7475
1920 = 8054
1930 = 8299
1940 = 7562
1950 = 7058
1960 = 6303
1970 = 5172
1980 = 5261
1990 = 4974
2000 = 5540
estyear = 2007
estimate = 5621
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,540 people, 2,048 households, and 1,452 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,626 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.48% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.7% were of German, 21.8% Norwegian, 13.0% Finnish and 7.6% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.2% spoke English, 2.6% German and 1.5% Spanish as their first language.
There were 2,048 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.50% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the county, the population was spread out with 29.40% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,851, and the median income for a family was $41,511. Males had a median income of $28,446 versus $21,412 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $16,982. About 7.20% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 14.30% of those age 65 or over.
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