Beadle County

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Beadle County, South Dakota

PO Box 1358
Huron, SD 57350
Phone: (605) 353-7165
Fax: (605) 353-0118
www.beadlecounty.org

In east-central SD, northwest of Sioux Falls; created Feb 22, 1879 (prior to statehood) from Spink and Clark counties. Name Origin: For Gen. William Henry Harrison Beadle (1838-1915), officer in the Civil War, surveyor general of the Dakota Territory (1869-73), and educator

Area (sq mi):: 1264.82 (land 1258.70; water 6.13) Population per square mile: 12.60
Population 2005: 15,896 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.60%; 1990-2000 -6.70% Population 2000: 17,023 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 40.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,832; median household $30,510; Population below poverty level: 11.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,892-$29,645
Unemployment (2004): 3.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 14.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Huron County seat (11,198)

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