Shannon County

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Shannon County, Missouri

111 N Main St
Eminence, MO 65466
Phone: (573) 226-3414
Fax: (573) 226-5321

In south-central MO, east of Springfield; organized Jan 29, 1841 from Ripley County. Name Origin: For George F. "Peg-leg" Shannon (1785-1836), a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition

Area (sq mi):: 1003.99 (land 1003.83; water 0.15) Population per square mile: 8.30
Population 2005: 8,367 State rank: 98 Population change: 2000-20005 0.50%; 1990-2000 9.30% Population 2000: 8,324 (White 94.50%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.00%; Other 4.70%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $11,492; median household $20,878; Population below poverty level: 26.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,675-$17,191
Unemployment (2004): 8.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 26.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Shannon County, South Dakota

906 N River St
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone: (605) 745-5131
Fax: (605) 745-5688

On the southwestern border of SD, southeast of Rapid City; created Jan 11, 1875 (prior to statehood) from territorial county. Unorganized; attached to Fall River County for government purposes. County seat is in Fall River County. Name Origin: For Peter C. Shannon (1821-?), chief justice of the Dakota Territory Supreme Court (1873-82)

Area (sq mi):: 2096.65 (land 2093.88; water 2.77) Population per square mile: 6.50
Population 2005: 13,657 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 9.60%; 1990-2000 25.90% Population 2000: 12,466 (White 4.40%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.00%; Other 95.30%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 20.60
Income 2000: per capita $6,286; median household $20,916; Population below poverty level: 52.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $12,205-$14,106
Unemployment (2004): 9.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.50% Median travel time to work: 17.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.00%
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.
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in (neighboring) Shannon County from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," added police spokesman Sergeant Jeff Kinder.
* Shannon County (S.D.) School District received a Project SERV grant following the suicide deaths of nine students during the 2009-2010 school year.
Shannon County, which is completely encompassed by the Pine Ridge Reservation, was once cited as the poorest area in the United States (Kilborn, 1997).
Porcupine, South Dakota - Located in Shannon County, one of the poorest counties in the United States with unemployment rates hovering around 80 percent, but only minutes away from Badlands National Park.
The county level approach fits such reservations as Pine Ridge (Shannon County) (2), Rosebud (Todd County), Cheyenne River (Ziebach and Dewey Counties), Standing Rock (Corson County), and Crow Creek (Buffalo County) fairly well.
Consider the following facts the HAG uncovered about Shannon County, S.D., which includes the Pine Ridge reservation and has a population of 94.2 percent American Indians.
Shannon County, home to Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation, is the third poorest county in the nation, with 42.9% of its inhabitants living in poverty.
Shannon County is poorer than any part of Appalachia, poorer than the lower Rio Grande valley of Texas.
Indian Country Today pointed out that the 1990 census listed Shannon County, which includes much of the Pine Ridge Reservation, as the poorest in the United States.