Pennington County

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Pennington County, South Dakota

315 Saint Joseph St
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 394-2171
Fax: (605) 394-6833

On the southwestern border of SD; created Jan 11, 1875 (prior to statehood) from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For John L. Pennington, Dakota Territory governor (1874-78)

Area (sq mi):: 2784.31 (land 2776.15; water 8.16) Population per square mile: 33.70
Population 2005: 93,580 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 5.70%; 1990-2000 8.90% Population 2000: 88,565 (White 85.60%; Black or African American 0.90%; Hispanic or Latino 2.60%; Asian 0.90%; Other 11.60%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $18,938; median household $37,485; Population below poverty level: 11.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,452-$29,160
Unemployment (2004): 3.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 17.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Rapid City County seat (61,459)

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    Pennington County, Minnesota

    County Courthouse 101 Main Ave N
    Thief River Falls, MN 56701
    Phone: (218) 683-7000
    Fax: (218) 683-7026

    In northwestern MN, east of Grand Forks, ND; established Nov 23, 1910 from Red Lake County. Name Origin: For Edmund Pennington (1848-1926), president of the Saint Paul and Sault Sainte Marie Railroad

    Area (sq mi):: 618.34 (land 616.54; water 1.80) Population per square mile: 22.10
    Population 2005: 13,608 State rank: 61 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 2.10% Population 2000: 13,584 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.60%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 37.90
    Income 2000: per capita $17,346; median household $34,216; Population below poverty level: 11.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,315-$30,022
    Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 14.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.00%
    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.
    References in periodicals archive ?
    Now, my boss, Mark Vargo, has been passionate about young adult diversion since he became the Pennington County State's Attorney in 2013.
    In January 2016, Pennington County, South Dakota, began diverting young adults (18 to 25 year olds) charged with non-violent misdemeanors out of the criminal justice system.
    23, 2017, to the Pennington County Board of Mental Health defining a new policy.
    Located in Rapid City, S.D., Pennington County Jail (PCJ) is a direct-supervision facility that can house up to 601 people, currently holding county, state, federal and immigration inmates.
    Pennington County Emergency Management spokeswoman Alexa White said rescue efforts were slow-going, because ''the only way to get there is the snowmobiles or the Sno-Cats.''
    Julie Sjostrand is now the social service supervisor of the Pennington County Department of Human Services, replacing Jenny Schmitz.
    During an earlier assignment at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sergeant Gibson was a volunteer for the Pennington County [S.D.] Search and Rescue team.
    He is currently being held in Pennington County jail.
    Several of the business and industry tours included the Black Hills Development Center; Pennington County Jail, Composite and Polymer Engineering Lab, Dakota Craft Builders Supply and several others.
    Lake County and Pennington County also increased their populations, although at a slower rate.
    West Two Rivers Ranch (Ranch) encompasses almost 22,000 acres and is located in two counties: 19,356.58 acres in Meade County and approximately 2,500 acres in Pennington County. In 1994 the Meade County property was assessed at a value of $41.25 per acre, while the Pennington County property was assessed at a value of approximately $85 per acre.
    But in the process, they "could literally starve out there unless I can find an agency to buy groceries for them," says Howard Person, educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Pennington County.