Hanson County

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Hanson County, South Dakota

PO Box 127
Alexandria, SD 57311
Phone: (605) 239-4446
Fax: (605) 239-9446

In southeastern SD, west of Sioux Falls; organized Jan 13, 1871 (prior to statehood) from Buffalo and Deuel counties. Name Origin: For Maj. Joseph R. Hanson (1837-1917), Dakota Territory legislator and Indian affairs official

Area (sq mi):: 435.64 (land 434.76; water 0.87) Population per square mile: 8.60
Population 2005: 3,747 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 19.40%; 1990-2000 4.80% Population 2000: 3,139 (White 99.50%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.10%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.30%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 36.00
Income 2000: per capita $14,778; median household $33,049; Population below poverty level: 16.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,479-$23,395
Unemployment (2004): 2.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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