Jerauld County

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Jerauld County, South Dakota

PO Box 435
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
Phone: (605) 539-1202
Fax: (605) 539-1203

In south-central SD, northwest of Sioux Falls; organized Mar 9, 1883 (prior to statehood) from Aurora County. Name Origin: For H.A. Jerauld, Dakota Territory legislator when the county was formed

Area (sq mi):: 532.63 (land 529.91; water 2.72) Population per square mile: 4.00
Population 2005: 2,136 State rank: 58 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.90%; 1990-2000 -5.40% Population 2000: 2,295 (White 98.70%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.30%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 46.30
Income 2000: per capita $16,856; median household $30,690; Population below poverty level: 20.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,507-$30,154
Unemployment (2004): 2.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 18.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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