Mellette County

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Mellette County, South Dakota

PO Box 257
White River, SD 57579
Phone: (605) 259-3230
Fax: (605) 259-3030

In south-central SD, south of Pierre; organized May 25, 1911 from Tripp County. Name Origin: For Arthur C. Mellette (1842-96), first governor of SD (1889-93)

Area (sq mi):: 1309.75 (land 1306.49; water 3.26) Population per square mile: 1.60
Population 2005: 2,088 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 -2.50% Population 2000: 2,083 (White 44.50%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 55.10%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 32.10
Income 2000: per capita $10,362; median household $23,219; Population below poverty level: 35.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,359-$16,725
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 21.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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5, 1915, in Mellette County, South Dakota, to John and Elizabeth Woehl Schamber.
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