Hand County

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Hand County, South Dakota

415 W 1st Ave
Miller, SD 57362
Phone: (605) 853-3337
Fax: (605) 853-3779

In east-central SD, southwest of Aberdeen; created 1873 (prior to statehood) from Buffalo County. Name Origin: For George H. Hand (1837-91), secretary of Dakota Territory (1874-83)

Area (sq mi):: 1440.21 (land 1436.58; water 3.63) Population per square mile: 2.30
Population 2005: 3,307 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 -11.60%; 1990-2000 -12.40% Population 2000: 3,741 (White 99.10%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.30%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.50%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 43.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,735; median household $32,377; Population below poverty level: 9.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,220-$27,600
Unemployment (2004): 3.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 16.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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