Dewey County

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Dewey County, Oklahoma

Broadway & Ruble PO Box 368
Taloga, OK 73667
Phone: (580) 328-5361

In west-central OK, southwest of Enid; original county; organized 1892 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For George Dewey (1837-1917), who captured Manila (1898) during the Spanish-American War and was given the rank of Admiral of the Navy

Area (sq mi):: 1008.26 (land 1000.13; water 8.13) Population per square mile: 4.60
Population 2005: 4,568 State rank: 72 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.70%; 1990-2000 -14.60% Population 2000: 4,743 (White 90.60%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 2.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 7.60%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 43.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,806; median household $28,172; Population below poverty level: 15.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,877-$25,171
Unemployment (2004): 3.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 22.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Dewey County, South Dakota

PO Box 277
Timber Lake, SD 57656
Phone: (605) 865-3672
Fax: (605) 865-3691

In north-central SD, north of Pierre; created as Rusk County in 1883 (prior to statehood); organized 1909 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For William Pitt Dewey (?-1900), surveyor general of the Dakota Territory (1873-77)

Area (sq mi):: 2445.67 (land 2302.64; water 143.03) Population per square mile: 2.70
Population 2005: 6,161 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 3.20%; 1990-2000 8.10% Population 2000: 5,972 (White 24.10%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 75.80%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 26.50
Income 2000: per capita $9,251; median household $23,272; Population below poverty level: 33.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,272-$18,070
Unemployment (2004): 8.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -7.70% Median travel time to work: 17.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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