Perkins County


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Perkins County, South Dakota

PO Box 426
Bison, SD 57620
Phone: (605) 244-5626
Fax: (605) 244-7110

On the northwestern border of SD; organized Feb 26, 1909 from Harding and Butte counties. Name Origin: For Henry E.Perkins, state senator who helped pass the act that established the county

Area (sq mi):: 2890.71 (land 2871.62; water 19.09) Population per square mile: 1.10
Population 2005: 3,023 State rank: 48 Population change: 2000-20005 -10.10%; 1990-2000 -14.50% Population 2000: 3,363 (White 96.50%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.90%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 43.10
Income 2000: per capita $15,734; median household $27,750; Population below poverty level: 16.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,658-$24,912
Unemployment (2004): 3.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 13.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Perkins County, Nebraska

PO Box 156
Grant, NE 69140
Phone: (308) 352-4643
Fax: (308) 352-2455
www.co.perkins.ne.us

In west-central NE, west of North Platte; organized Nov 8, 1887 from Keith County. Name Origin: For Charles Elliott Perkins (1807-1907), president of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. Locally it is also said to be for Joseph Perkins, an early resident

Area (sq mi):: 884.27 (land 883.18; water 1.10) Population per square mile: 3.50
Population 2005: 3,057 State rank: 69 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.50%; 1990-2000 -5.00% Population 2000: 3,200 (White 96.60%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 2.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 40.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,830; median household $34,205; Population below poverty level: 13.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,935-$29,599
Unemployment (2004): 2.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 15.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Major organization : PERKINS COUNTY RURAL WATER SYSTEM, INC.
1 spotted the buck bedded in a brush-filled cut in Perkins County, S.
Sully county ranked number one with per capita income of $32,620 in 1991, followed by Jones with $23,510 and Perkins county with $23,155.