Faulk County

Faulk County, South Dakota

PO Box 309
Faulkton, SD 57438
Phone: (605) 598-6224

In north-central SD, southwest of Aberdeen; created Jan 8, 1873 (prior to statehood) from Buffalo County and unorganized territory. Name Origin: For Andrew Jackson Faulk (1814-98), a governor of Dakota Territory

Area (sq mi):: 1005.69 (land 1000.14; water 5.55) Population per square mile: 2.40
Population 2005: 2,386 State rank: 56 Population change: 2000-20005 -9.60%; 1990-2000 -3.80% Population 2000: 2,640 (White 99.20%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.20%; Asian 0.00%; Other 0.50%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 41.50
Income 2000: per capita $14,660; median household $30,237; Population below poverty level: 18.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,662-$26,489
Unemployment (2004): 3.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 14.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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(72) The department estimates that 978,903 acres of the conservation easement land in South Dakota are held by the FWS alone, 108,764 acres of which are grassland easements in just Faulk County. (73)
Faulk County is notably saturated with conservation easements, as the county's total agricultural acreage is 634, 377, meaning over one-sixth of the county's agricultural land contains conservation easements.
(178.) See FWS Easement Acres Spreadsheet, supra note 72 (exemplifying that Faulk County as an example of a county where almost one-sixth of its land is tied into perpetual conservation easements).