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Shannon County, South Dakota

\nShannon County is a county located in the U.S. State of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 12,466.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,430 km2 (2,097 mi2). 5,423 km2 (2,094 mi2) of it is land and 7 km2 (3 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 0.13% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 12,466 people, 2,785 households, and 2,353 families residing in the county. The population density is 2/km2 (6/mi2). There are 3,123 housing units at an average density of 1/km2 (2/mi2). The racial makeup of the county is 4.51% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 94.20% Native American, 0.02% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 1.42% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 2,785 households out of which 51.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.40% are married couples living together, 36.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 15.50% are non-families. 13.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 4.36 and the average family size is 4.72. In the county, the population is spread out with 45.30% under the age of 18, 10.60% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 13.80% from 45 to 64, and 4.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 21 years. For every 100 females there are 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.60 males.

Cities and towns

Batesland\n*Kyle\n*Manderson-White Horse Creek\n*Oglala\n*Pine Ridge\n*Porcupine\n*Wounded Knee