Minnehaha County

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Minnehaha County, South Dakota

415 N Dakota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: (605) 367-4206
Fax: (605) 367-8314
www.minnehahacounty.org

On the southeastern border of SD; original county; organized Apr 5, 1862 (prior to statehood) from Big Sioux, a territorial county. Name Origin: Siouan, literally 'waterfall,' popularly 'laughing water.'

Area (sq mi):: 813.69 (land 809.67; water 4.01) Population per square mile: 197.70
Population 2005: 160,087 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 8.00%; 1990-2000 19.80% Population 2000: 148,281 (White 92.10%; Black or African American 1.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 1.00%; Other 4.50%). Foreign born: 4.10%. Median age: 33.50
Income 2000: per capita $20,713; median household $42,566; Population below poverty level: 7.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,504-$34,083
Unemployment (2004): 3.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 16.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Sioux Falls County seat (136,695)

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