Miner County

Miner County, South Dakota

PO Box 265
Howard, SD 57349
Phone: (605) 772-4612
Fax: (605) 772-4412

In east-central SD, northwest of Sioux Falls; created Jan 8, 1873 (prior to statehood) from Hanson County. Name Origin: For Capt. Nelson Miner (1827-79) and Ephraim Miner (1833-?), members of the Dakota Territory legislature when the county was formed

Area (sq mi):: 571.99 (land 570.34; water 1.65) Population per square mile: 4.50
Population 2005: 2,584 State rank: 54 Population change: 2000-20005 -10.40%; 1990-2000 -11.90% Population 2000: 2,884 (White 98.20%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 42.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,155; median household $29,519; Population below poverty level: 11.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,394-$24,557
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.50% Median travel time to work: 17.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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But in nearby Miner County 50 miles north-west of Sioux Falls the population dropped by 35 per cent, and across most age groups.
He cited the grassroots efforts to revitalize rural Miner County in South Dakota, which was struggling with a decline in farming and an exodus of young people.
Heath called the Miner County experience a "remarkable story of economic transformation.
The Northwest Area Foundation has established six other partnerships to date: Partners for Prosperity in Eastern Idaho; The NorthCentral Montana Community Ventures Coalition; NorthWay Community Trust, in north Minneapolis, Minnesota; Miner County Community Revitalization, South Dakota; Central Oregon Partnership; and the Indian Land Tenure Foundation, headquartered in Little Canada, Minnesota.
With economic incentives provided by the State of South Dakota and Miner County Community Revitalization (MCCR), Knight & Carver Wind Blade Division is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement to lease and operate a 26,000 square foot wind blade repair and manufacturing facility in Howard, South Dakota.
Randy Parry, executive director of Miner County Community Revitalization (MCCR), today announced the sale of the Howard Beef processing facility to Dakota Beef Company, LLC.