McCook County

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McCook County, South Dakota

PO Box 504
Salem, SD 57058
Phone: (605) 425-2781
Fax: (605) 425-3144

In southeastern SD, west of Sioux Falls; created Jan 8, 1873 (prior to statehood) from Hanson County. Name Origin: For Edwin S. McCook (1837-73), secretary of the Dakota Territory, killed in a political dispute

Area (sq mi):: 577.16 (land 574.52; water 2.64) Population per square mile: 10.30
Population 2005: 5,930 State rank: 31 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 2.50% Population 2000: 5,832 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 38.60
Income 2000: per capita $16,374; median household $35,396; Population below poverty level: 8.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,323-$28,127
Unemployment (2004): 3.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.60% Median travel time to work: 25.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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