- Sioux County, North Dakota
Infobox U.S. County
county = Sioux County
state = North Dakota
map size = 225
seat = Fort Yates
largest city = Cannon Ball
area percentage = 3.03%
census yr = 2000
pop = 4044
web = |
Sioux County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 4,044. Its county seatis Fort Yates.GR|6
The county lies entirely within the
Standing Rock Indian Reservation, forming the northernmost 30 percent of the reservation. (The balance of the reservation is in South Dakota.) It is the only county in North Dakota that is entirely within an Indian reservation.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,128
square miles (2,922 km²), of which, 1,094 square miles (2,834 km²) of it is land and 34 square miles (89 km²) of it (3.03%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,044 people, 1,095 households, and 871 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,216 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.59% Native American, 14.34% White, 0.02% Black or African American, 0.02% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 1.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 11.5% were of German ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 1,095 households out of which 48.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.10% were married couples living together, 29.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.40% were non-families. 16.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.63 and the average family size was 3.98.
In the county the population was spread out with 40.30% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 16.20% from 45 to 64, and 5.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 104.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $22,483, and the median income for a family was $24,000. Males had a median income of $22,039 versus $19,458 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $7,731. About 33.60% of families and 39.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.40% of those under age 18 and 25.80% of those age 65 or over. The county's per-capita income makes it one of the poorest counties in the United States.
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