Todd County, South Dakota

Todd County, South Dakota

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


founded year = 1909 ["Legislative Manual, South Dakota, 2005, p. 597] in its present form. (A previous Todd County existed further to the east along the Missouri River.}
founded date =
seat wl = none
largest city wl = Mission
area_total_km2 = 3602
area_land_sq_mi = 1388
area_land_km2 = 3595
area_water_sq_mi = 3
area_water_km2 = 7
area percentage = 0.20%
census yr = 2000
pop = 9050
density_sq_mi = 2
density_km2 = 1
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes = Winner in neighboring Tripp County serves as it administrative center.
web =
named for =John Blair Smith Todd

Todd County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The county lies entirely within the Rosebud Indian Reservation and is coterminous with the main reservation (exclusive of off-reservation trust lands, which lie in four nearby counties). By per capita income, is the 5th poorest county in the nation. As of 2000, the population is 9,050. The county is named after John Blair Smith Todd (April 4, 1814 – January 5, 1872) who was a Delegate from Dakota Territory to the United States House of Representatives ["Legislative Manual, South Dakota, 2005, p. 597] and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was a cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln.

Todd County is one of two counties in South Dakota that does not have its own county seat (Shannon County is the other). Winner in neighboring Tripp County serves as its administrative center. [ [http://www.globalindex.com/comindex/sd/co_sd.shtml] , accessed February 5, 2006.] It is also one of five South Dakota counties that lie entirely within an Indian reservation. (The others are Corson, Dewey, Shannon, and Ziebach.)

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,391 square miles (3,602 km²), of which, 1,388 square miles (3,595 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) of it (0.20%) is water.

Townships

The county is divided into two areas of unorganized territory: East Todd and West Todd.

Major highways

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Adjacent counties

* Mellette County, South Dakota - north
* Tripp County, South Dakota - east
* Cherry County, Nebraska - south
* Bennett County, South Dakota - west

Demographics

USCensusPop
1910 = 2164
1920 = 2784
1930 = 5898
1940 = 5714
1950 = 4758
1960 = 4661
1970 = 6606
1980 = 7328
1990 = 8352
2000 = 9050
estyear = 2007
estimate = 10157

As of the censusGR|6 of 2000, there were 9,050 people, 2,462 households, and 1,917 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,766 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.60% Native American, 12.57% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.14% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 1.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,462 households out of which 48.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.20% were married couples living together, 31.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.10% were non-families. 18.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.62 and the average family size was 4.09.

In the county, the population was spread out with 44.00% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 14.80% from 45 to 64, and 5.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $20,035, and the median income for a family was $19,533. Males had a median income of $20,993 versus $21,449 for females. The per capita income for the county was $7,714. About 44.00% of families and 48.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 57.60% of those under age 18 and 33.50% of those age 65 or over. The county's per-capita income makes it one of the poorest counties in the United States.

Cities and towns

*Antelope
*Mission
*Parmelee
*Rosebud
*Spring Creek
*St. Francis
*Two Strike
*White Horse

References


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