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Fall River County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Fall River County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of USA SD
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Hot Springs
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,749 sq mi (4,530 km²)
1,740 sq mi (4,506 km²)
9 sq mi (24 km²), 0.53%
 - (2000)
 - Density

4/sq mi (2/km²)

Fall River County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 7,453. Its county seat is Hot Springs6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,530 km² (1,749 sq mi). 4,506 km² (1,740 sq mi) of it is land and 24 km² (9 sq mi) of it (0.53%) is water.

Townships Edit

The county is divided into three townships: Argentine, Provo, and Robins; and two areas of unorganized territory: Northeast Fall River and Southwest Fall River.

Major highwaysEdit


Adjacent counties Edit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 3,541
1910 7,763 119.2%
1920 6,985 −10.0%
1930 8,741 25.1%
1940 8,089 −7.5%
1950 10,439 29.1%
1960 10,688 2.4%
1970 7,505 −29.8%
1980 8,439 12.4%
1990 7,353 −12.9%
2000 7,453 1.4%
Est. 2006 7,304 −2.0%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,453 people, 3,127 households, and 1,976 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (4/sq mi). There were 3,812 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.51% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 6.05% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. 1.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,127 households out of which 23.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.90% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.80% were non-families. 32.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 20.60% from 25 to 44, 28.30% from 45 to 64, and 22.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 109.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.80 males.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 43°15′N 103°31′W / 43.25, -103.52

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