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Haakon County is a county in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,937.[1] Its county seat is Philip.[2]

Haakon County
Haakon County Courthouse in Philip
Haakon County Courthouse in Philip
Map of South Dakota highlighting Haakon County
Location within the U.S. state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 44°18′N 101°32′W / 44.3°N 101.53°W / 44.3; -101.53
Country United States
State South Dakota
Founded1914 (created)
1915 (organized)
Named forHaakon VII
SeatPhilip
Largest cityPhilip
Area
 • Total1,827 sq mi (4,730 km2)
 • Land1,811 sq mi (4,690 km2)
 • Water16 sq mi (40 km2)  0.9%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
1,918
 • Density1.07/sq mi (0.41/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large

HistoryEdit

The county was created in 1914 and organized in 1915,[3] and was formed from the original counties of Nowlin and most of Sterling, which had previously been absorbed by Stanley County. It is named for Haakon VII, who became king of Norway in 1905. It is the only county in South Dakota named for a non-American person and is one of only nine counties in South Dakota named for persons who did not live in South Dakota.[4] Most of South Dakota's counties are named for early South Dakota officials or legislators, or for physical features (Fall River and Lake), or are derived from Indian words (Minnehaha and Yankton), or from counties in other states (Jones and Walworth), with one (Aurora) named for a Roman goddess, one for an animal (Buffalo), and one (Union) for a concept.

GeographyEdit

The terrain of Haakon County consists of semi-arid rolling hills, carved with gullies and drainages, partially devoted to agriculture. The Cheyenne River, a tributary of the Missouri River, flows northeastward along the county's north boundary line, and the Bad River flows east-northeastward through the lower part of the county, both heading for their discharge points into the Missouri.[5] The terrain slopes to the northeast, and its highest point is near the midpoint of its western boundary line, at 2,802' (854m) ASL.[6]

Haakon County has a total area of 1,827 square miles (4,730 km2), of which 1,811 square miles (4,690 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (0.9%) is water.[7]

The eastern portion of South Dakota's counties (48 of 66) observe Central Time; the western counties (18 of 66) observe Mountain Time. Haakon County is the easternmost of the SD counties to observe Mountain Time.[8]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

Protected areasEdit

  • Billsburg State Game Production Area
  • Cheyenne State Game Production Area

Lakes[5]Edit

  • Waggoner Lake

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
19204,596
19304,6791.8%
19403,515−24.9%
19503,167−9.9%
19603,3034.3%
19702,802−15.2%
19802,794−0.3%
19902,624−6.1%
20002,196−16.3%
20101,937−11.8%
Est. 20181,918[9]−1.0%
US Decennial Census[10]
1790-1960[11] 1900-1990[12]
1990-2000[13] 2010-2018[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the 2000 United States Census,[14] there were 2,196 people, 870 households, and 620 families in the county. The population density was 1.21 person per square mile (0.47/km²). There were 1,002 housing units at an average density of 0.55 per square mile (0.21/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.40% White, 2.50% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 1.00% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 870 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.60% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

The county population contained 25.70% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,894, and the median income for a family was $35,958. Males had a median income of $25,098 versus $18,913 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,780. About 12.00% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.70% of those under age 18 and 16.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,937 people, 850 households, and 540 families in the county.[15] The population density was 1.1 inhabitants per square mile (0.42/km2). There were 1,013 housing units at an average density of 0.6 per square mile (0.23/km2).[16] The racial makeup of the county was 94.7% white, 1.9% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.2% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population.[15] In terms of ancestry, 45.4% were German, 19.4% were Irish, 17.6% were Norwegian, 8.6% were English, 6.2% were Czech, 5.1% were Dutch, and 1.2% were American.[17]

Of the 850 households, 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.5% were non-families, and 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.86. The median age was 48.8 years.[15]

The median income for a household in the county was $46,281 and the median income for a family was $60,000. Males had a median income of $37,679 versus $22,277 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,877. About 13.2% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.[18]

Housing costEdit

In 2007, the average price (in US dollars) for housing was:[19]

  • Single family home: $143,052
  • Town homes and other attached homes: $116,019
  • Twin homes: $176,744
  • Mobile homes: $51,477

CommunitiesEdit

TownsEdit

Unincorporated communities[5]Edit

Unorganized territoriesEdit

  • East Haakon
  • West Haakon

PoliticsEdit

The Haakon County voters are reliably Republican. In no national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential elections results[20]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 89.7% 936 7.4% 77 3.0% 31
2012 86.1% 940 12.6% 138 1.3% 14
2008 81.4% 939 16.2% 187 2.3% 27
2004 81.2% 1,007 17.7% 219 1.1% 14
2000 83.1% 938 14.5% 164 2.4% 27
1996 68.8% 887 22.0% 284 9.2% 118
1992 65.3% 860 15.9% 209 18.9% 249
1988 70.9% 958 28.1% 379 1.0% 14
1984 82.8% 1,168 16.8% 237 0.4% 5
1980 79.3% 1,162 17.4% 255 3.3% 48
1976 61.9% 812 36.4% 477 1.8% 23
1972 73.1% 1,021 26.2% 366 0.6% 9
1968 61.0% 759 30.3% 377 8.8% 109
1964 54.6% 795 45.4% 662
1960 62.2% 980 37.8% 595
1956 61.2% 936 38.8% 594
1952 74.8% 1,176 25.2% 396
1948 57.9% 753 39.9% 519 2.2% 28
1944 62.6% 638 37.4% 381
1940 61.5% 1,129 38.5% 707
1936 47.7% 933 48.5% 948 3.8% 75
1932 35.7% 797 55.7% 1,245 8.6% 192
1928 64.3% 1,255 34.0% 663 1.7% 33
1924 49.9% 797 20.0% 319 30.2% 482
1920 49.7% 713 27.4% 393 23.0% 330
1916 41.1% 399 48.9% 475 10.1% 98

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  4. ^ Clay, Custer, Douglas, Grant, Hamlin, Lincoln, McPherson, and Meade are the other eight.
  5. ^ a b c Haakon County SD Google Maps (accessed 3 February 2019)
  6. ^ "Find an Altitude" Google Maps (accessed 3 February 2019)
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  8. ^ Map of Time Zone Line through South Dakota (accessed 30 January 2019)
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  10. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  12. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  15. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  16. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  17. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  18. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  19. ^ "Haakon County, South Dakota detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more". www.city-data.com. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  20. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 15, 2018.

Coordinates: 44°18′N 101°32′W / 44.30°N 101.53°W / 44.30; -101.53