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Bennett County, South Dakota

PO Box 281
Martin, SD 57551
Phone: (605) 685-6969
Fax: (605) 685-1075

On the central southern border of SD, southeast of Rapid City; created Mar 9, 1909 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For either John E. Bennett, SD supreme court judge, or jointly for John E. Bennett and Granville G. Bennett, IL legislator and federally appointed judge in Dakota Territory

Area (sq mi):: 1190.59 (land 1185.29; water 5.30) Population per square mile: 3.00
Population 2005: 3,585 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 0.30%; 1990-2000 11.50% Population 2000: 3,574 (White 40.50%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 2.00%; Asian 0.10%; Other 58.80%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 29.20
Income 2000: per capita $10,106; median household $25,313; Population below poverty level: 39.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,211-$19,963
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.90% Median travel time to work: 17.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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