Sully County

Sully County, South Dakota

PO Box 188
Onida, SD 57564
Phone: (605) 258-2535
Fax: (605) 258-2270

In central SD, north of Pierre; created Jan 8, 1873 (prior to statehood) from Potter County. Name Origin: For Fort Sully, which was named for Gen. Alfred Sully (1821-79), its builder and commander, famous as an Indian fighter and cited several times for bravery during the Civil War

Area (sq mi):: 1070.36 (land 1006.90; water 63.46) Population per square mile: 1.40
Population 2005: 1,430 State rank: 64 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.10%; 1990-2000 -2.10% Population 2000: 1,556 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 40.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,407; median household $32,500; Population below poverty level: 12.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $37,981-$42,668
Unemployment (2004): 2.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 17.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Federal expenditures and obligations per person varied from a low of $2,824 in Faulk County to a high of $48,821 in Sully County. The map below shows the per capita funds for each county for 2004.
The differences between Sully County and Jones County were striking.
For Sully County over half the federal funds, in 2004, (59 percent) came from insurance, i.e., flood, crop, life insurance for veterans insurance.
The majority of federal expenditures in Sully County were for insurance, while grants were the majority in Jones County.
Ninian Park, Sully County and St Joseph's RC Primary School were the lucky recipients.
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.