Bon Homme County

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Bon Homme County, South Dakota

300 W 18th Ave
Tyndall, SD 57066
Phone: (605) 589-4215
Fax: (605) 589-4245

On the southeastern border of SD, west of Sioux Falls; original county; organized Apr 5, 1862 (prior to statehood) from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For a village, which was named for a nearby large island in the Missouri River; mentioned in Lewis and Clark's journals. French 'good man,' name used by fourteenth-century French aristocracy for peasants

Area (sq mi):: 581.32 (land 563.34; water 17.98) Population per square mile: 12.60
Population 2005: 7,087 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.40%; 1990-2000 2.40% Population 2000: 7,260 (White 95.30%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 3.80%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 40.30
Income 2000: per capita $13,892; median household $30,644; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,934-$24,706
Unemployment (2004): 3.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 18.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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