Codington County

Codington County, South Dakota

PO Box 1054
Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: (605) 882-5095
Fax: (605) 882-5384
www.codington.org

In east-central SD, southeast of Aberdeen; organized Aug 7, 1878 (prior to statehood) from Indian lands. Name Origin: For the Rev. G.S.S. Codington, clergyman and Dakota Territory legislator

Area (sq mi):: 717.08 (land 687.67; water 29.41) Population per square mile: 37.80
Population 2005: 26,010 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 0.40%; 1990-2000 14.10% Population 2000: 25,897 (White 96.30%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 35.30
Income 2000: per capita $18,761; median household $36,257; Population below poverty level: 9.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,121-$29,001
Unemployment (2004): 3.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 14.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Watertown County seat (20,207)

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