McCook County

McCook County, South Dakota

PO Box 504
Salem, SD 57058
Phone: (605) 425-2781
Fax: (605) 425-3144

In southeastern SD, west of Sioux Falls; created Jan 8, 1873 (prior to statehood) from Hanson County. Name Origin: For Edwin S. McCook (1837-73), secretary of the Dakota Territory, killed in a political dispute

Area (sq mi):: 577.16 (land 574.52; water 2.64) Population per square mile: 10.30
Population 2005: 5,930 State rank: 31 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 2.50% Population 2000: 5,832 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 38.60
Income 2000: per capita $16,374; median household $35,396; Population below poverty level: 8.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,323-$28,127
Unemployment (2004): 3.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.60% Median travel time to work: 25.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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(197) In addition, McCook County expressly provides that its drainage board, consisting of county commissioners, is responsible for administrating the rules and solving disputes in the county's unincorporated areas.
Some wonder how the proposed town of 2,500 would mesh with McCook County's economy of corn, cows, and pigs.