Tripp County

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Tripp County, South Dakota

200 E 3rd St
Winner, SD 57580
Phone: (605) 842-2266
Fax: (605) 842-2267

On the central southern border of SD, southeast of Pierre; created Jan 8, 1873 (prior to statehood) from unorganized territory. Seat of government for Todd County. Name Origin: For Bartlett Tripp (1842-1911), promoter of SD's statehood, U.S. minister to Austria-Hungary (1893), chief justice of the Dakota Territory (1886-89), and trustee of Yankton College

Area (sq mi):: 1617.40 (land 1613.52; water 3.88) Population per square mile: 3.80
Population 2005: 6,065 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.70%; 1990-2000 -7.10% Population 2000: 6,430 (White 87.20%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 12.50%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 39.50
Income 2000: per capita $13,776; median household $28,333; Population below poverty level: 19.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,670-$25,354
Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 13.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Introduction--The Turtle Butte Formation, exposed on Turtle Butte, in Tripp County, South Dakota, has yielded a diverse paleofauna.