Beadle County

Beadle County, South Dakota

PO Box 1358
Huron, SD 57350
Phone: (605) 353-7165
Fax: (605) 353-0118

In east-central SD, northwest of Sioux Falls; created Feb 22, 1879 (prior to statehood) from Spink and Clark counties. Name Origin: For Gen. William Henry Harrison Beadle (1838-1915), officer in the Civil War, surveyor general of the Dakota Territory (1869-73), and educator

Area (sq mi):: 1264.82 (land 1258.70; water 6.13) Population per square mile: 12.60
Population 2005: 15,896 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.60%; 1990-2000 -6.70% Population 2000: 17,023 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 40.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,832; median household $30,510; Population below poverty level: 11.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,892-$29,645
Unemployment (2004): 3.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 14.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Huron County seat (11,198)

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    Earlier, the USDA confirmed the H5N2 strain in a flock of 53,000 turkeys in Beadle County of eastern South Dakota, and a fourth Minnesota case in the southwest part of the state, in Nobles County, involving a commercial turkey farm with about 21,000 birds.
    I would like to thank my family (Candace, Mikena and Adison), my office (Dan, Kimberley, Trisha, Lynette and Sara) and the people of Beadle County, South Dakota, for sharing me with the country over the last year.