Haakon County

Haakon County, South Dakota

PO Box 698
Philip, SD 57567
Phone: (605) 859-2800

In west-central SD, west of Pierre; created Nov, 1914 from Stanley County. Name Origin: For Haakon VII (1872-1957), king of Norway; the name was suggested by Hugh J. McMahon, an Irish immigrant who wished to gain the votes of the Norwegian immigrants in favor of the division of Stanley County into two new counties

Area (sq mi):: 1827.22 (land 1812.97; water 14.26) Population per square mile: 1.10
Population 2005: 1,912 State rank: 61 Population change: 2000-20005 -12.90%; 1990-2000 -16.30% Population 2000: 2,196 (White 95.90%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 3.50%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 41.30
Income 2000: per capita $16,780; median household $29,894; Population below poverty level: 13.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,118-$33,230
Unemployment (2004): 2.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 14.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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