Jerauld County

Jerauld County, South Dakota

PO Box 435
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
Phone: (605) 539-1202
Fax: (605) 539-1203

In south-central SD, northwest of Sioux Falls; organized Mar 9, 1883 (prior to statehood) from Aurora County. Name Origin: For H.A. Jerauld, Dakota Territory legislator when the county was formed

Area (sq mi):: 532.63 (land 529.91; water 2.72) Population per square mile: 4.00
Population 2005: 2,136 State rank: 58 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.90%; 1990-2000 -5.40% Population 2000: 2,295 (White 98.70%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.30%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 46.30
Income 2000: per capita $16,856; median household $30,690; Population below poverty level: 20.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,507-$30,154
Unemployment (2004): 2.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 18.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Jerauld County Sheriff's Office said all have been rescued.
The activation also expands coverage in Custer county, improving coverage along the State Highway 79 corridor near Buffalo Gap; Douglas county, improving coverage along the US Highway 281 and State Highway 44 corridors near Armour; Jerauld county, improving coverage along US Highway 281 and State Highway 34 corridors near Wessington Springs; Fall River county, improving coverage for the town of Oelrichs and Spink county, improving coverage along the US Highway 212 and State Highway 37 corridors near Doland.
Babcock & Brown, through its affiliate Wessington Wind I LLC, will construct, own and operate the facility, representing up to 51MW capacity, near Wessington Springs in Jerauld County, South Dakota.
CASE FACTS: Jerauld County (County), a political subdivision, owns Weskota Memorial Medical Center in Wessington Springs, South Dakota.
Bidleman was born April 20, 1921, in Jerauld County, S.
Blecha is county extension agent, Jerauld County, South Dakota.
5-MW South Dakota Wind Energy Center in Hyde County and the 51-MW Wessington Springs Wind Energy Center in Jerauld County.
Sully County ranked number one with per capita income of $33,851 in 1992, followed by Spink with $21,720 and Jerauld County with $20,763.