Kingsbury County

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

PO Box 176
De Smet, SD 57231
Phone: (605) 854-3811
Fax: (605) 854-9080

In east-central SD, northwest of Sioux Falls; created Jan 8, 1873 (prior to statehood) from Hanson County. Name Origin: For George Washington Kingsbury (1837-1925) and T.A. Kingsbury, brothers prominent in territorial affairs and members of several Territorial legislatures. George was a newspaper publisher and author of History of Dakota Territory.

Area (sq mi):: 863.67 (land 838.37; water 25.30) Population per square mile: 6.60
Population 2005: 5,532 State rank: 34 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.90%; 1990-2000 -1.90% Population 2000: 5,815 (White 98.10%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 42.70
Income 2000: per capita $16,522; median household $31,262; Population below poverty level: 10.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,765-$29,990
Unemployment (2004): 3.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 19.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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In 2008, Richard Vendrig sought a permit to build a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in Kingsbury County.