Corson County

Corson County, South Dakota

PO Box 175
McIntosh, SD 57641
Phone: (605) 273-4201
Fax: (605) 273-4597

On the central northern border of SD; organized Mar 2, 1909 from Dewey County. Name Origin: For Dighton Corson (1827-1915), WI legislator, a framer of the SD constitution, and SD Supreme Court Justice (1889-1913)

Area (sq mi):: 2529.42 (land 2472.93; water 56.48) Population per square mile: 1.80
Population 2005: 4,366 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 4.40%; 1990-2000 -0.30% Population 2000: 4,181 (White 37.10%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 0.00%; Other 62.70%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 28.30
Income 2000: per capita $8,615; median household $20,654; Population below poverty level: 41.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,501-$18,505
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.10% Median travel time to work: 20.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which comprises approximately 3640 square miles, encompasses Sioux County, North Dakota, and Corson County and portions of Dewey and Ziebach counties in South Dakota (1981 resident American Indian population: 7958).
During 1987, four TB cases were reported among residents in the town of Little Eagle, Corson County (70 miles from Solen); three occurred among brothers, and one epidemiologically unrelated case occurred in a woman.
As of 2000, the population of Corson County had 4,209 persons of which 61 percent of the population was American Indian.
Figure 2 presents real per capita personal income, per capita net earnings, and per capita transfers for Corson County.
As shown in Table 2, the 1970s were not a good decade for Corson County as real per capita income and real per capita earnings fell at an annual rate of 0.
Values ranged from $21,600 in Corson County to $104,100 in Lincoln County.