Fall River County

Fall River County, South Dakota

906 N River St
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone: (605) 745-5132
Fax: (605) 745-6835

On the southwestern border of SD, south of Rapid City; organized Mar 6, 1883 (prior to statehood) from Custer County. Seat of government for Shannon County. Name Origin: For the Fall River, which flows through the county. Literal translation of the Indian name

Area (sq mi):: 1749.14 (land 1739.86; water 9.28) Population per square mile: 4.20
Population 2005: 7,355 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.30%; 1990-2000 1.40% Population 2000: 7,453 (White 89.30%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 9.00%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 45.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,048; median household $29,631; Population below poverty level: 13.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,438-$23,488
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 19.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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The Rapid City Journal reported that Fall River County, South Dakota sheriff's officials said three crew members were taken to a hospital.
County average effective rates vary from 1.1 percent in Harding County to 4.1 percent in Fall River County for ag land, and from 1.6 percent in Harding County to 5.0 percent in Fall River County for non-ag property.
It varies from a high of 79 percent in Fall River County to a low of 16 percent in Harding County.