Ziebach County, South Dakota

Ziebach County, South Dakota

Infobox U.S. County
county = Ziebach County
state = South Dakota


founded year =
founded date =
seat wl = Dupree
largest city wl = Dupree
area_total_sq_mi = 1971
area_total_km2 = 5105
area_land_sq_mi = 1962
area_land_km2 = 5082
area_water_sq_mi = 9
area_water_km2 = 23
area percentage = 0.44%
census yr = 2000
pop = 2519
density_sq_mi = 1.3
density_km2 = 0.5
time zone = Mountain
UTC offset = -7
DST offset = -6
footnotes =
web =
named for = Frank M. Ziebach

Ziebach County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,519. Its county seat is DupreeGR|6. The county's per-capita income makes it one of the poorest counties in the United States. It is alphabetically the last county in the nation.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,971 square miles (5,105 km²), of which, 1,962 square miles (5,082 km²) of it is land and 9 square miles (23 km²) of it (0.44%) is water. Almost the entire county lies within the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. The balance of the county, along its extreme northern county line, lies within the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. It is one of five South Dakota counties that lie entirely on Indian reservations.

Townships

The county is divided into three areas of unorganized territory: Dupree, North Ziebach, and South Ziebach.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

* Corson County, South Dakota - north
* Dewey County, South Dakota - east
* Haakon County, South Dakota - south
* Meade County, South Dakota - southwest
* Perkins County, South Dakota - northwest

Elevations of Buttes in Zieback County

Zieback County is part of the Great Plains and is characterized by rolling grasslands and numerous buttes. The buttes form the highest points of elevation in Ziebach County and their names, latitude/longitude coordinates, and summit heights are:

* Bessie Butte (44.933596 -101.905714) 2,474 feet (754.08 m)

* Eagle Butte (44.966092 -101.218762) 2,484 feet (757.12 m)

* Gray Butte (45.245255 -101.599041) 2,316 feet (705.92 m)

* High Elk Hill (44.922759 -101.278207) 2,395 feet (730.00 m)

* Joshua Butte (44.715817 -101.379317) 2,165 feet (659.89 m)

* Marple Butte (44.958038 -101.584878) 2,484 feet (757.12 m)

* Mud Butte (44.880819 -101.882936) 2,500 feet (762.00 m)

* Mud Butte (44.881374 -101.871547) 2,365 feet (720.85 m)

* Rattlesnake Butte (44.948318 -101.862658) 2,411 feet (734.87 m)

* Saint Patrick Butte (45.243034 -101.512654) 2,356 feet (718.11 m)

* Squaw Teat Butte [Squaw Teat Butte is the given name of this prominenceon on the following topographic map of the US Geological Survey: USGS Rattlesnake Butte Quad,South Dakota. See http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lon=-101.752934&lat=44.892484&datum=nad83 This page of Trails.com has the portion of USGS Rattlesnake Butte Quad, with Squaw Teat Butte.] (44.892484 -101.752934) 2,365 feet (720.85 m)

* Thunder Butte (45.319978 -101.880704) 2,733 feet (833.02 m)

Demographics

USCensusPop
1920 = 3718
1930 = 4039
1940 = 2875
1950 = 2606
1960 = 2495
1970 = 2221
1980 = 2308
1990 = 2220
2000 = 2519
estyear = 2007
estimate = 2643

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,519 people, 741 households, and 594 families residing in the county. The population density was 1.3 people per square mile (0.5/km²). There were 879 housing units at an average density of 0.4 per square mile (0.2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.29% Native American, 26.40% White, 0.08% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 0.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 741 households out of which 47.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 23.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40 and the average family size was 3.81.

In the county, the population was spread out with 40.6% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $18,063, and the median income for a family was $18,672. Males had a median income of $19,038 versus $21,167 for females. The per capita income for the county was $7,463. About 45.20% of families and 49.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 61.10% of those under age 18 and 27.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

*Cherry Creek (unincorporated)
*Dupree
*Eagle Butte (partly in Dewey County)

ee Also

*Thunder Butte
*Frank M. Ziebach

References


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