Brule County

Brule County, South Dakota

300 S Courtland St Suite 111
Chamberlain, SD 57325
Phone: (605) 734-4580
Fax: (605) 734-4582
bruleco.tripod.com

In south-central SD, west of Sioux Falls; created Jan 14, 1875 (prior to statehood) from Buffalo County. Name Origin: For the Brule tribe of Sioux Indians. French 'burned,' partial transliteration of sicangu 'burned thighs,' a name derisively given to a group of Sioux who tried to raid the Pawnees, who set the plains on fire. Many of the unsuccessful raiders were badly burned but escaped.

Area (sq mi):: 846.49 (land 818.96; water 27.54) Population per square mile: 6.30
Population 2005: 5,187 State rank: 36 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.30%; 1990-2000 -2.20% Population 2000: 5,364 (White 89.60%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.50%; Other 9.40%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 36.90
Income 2000: per capita $14,874; median household $32,370; Population below poverty level: 14.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,303-$25,191
Unemployment (2004): 2.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 16.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Interstate 90 and state Highway 45 in Brule County, S.