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Brule County, South Dakota

Brule County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Brule County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded 1879
Named for Brulé subtribe of Lakota people
Seat Chamberlain
Largest city Chamberlain
 • Total 846 sq mi (2,191 km2)
 • Land 817 sq mi (2,116 km2)
 • Water 29 sq mi (75 km2), 3.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2013) 5,366
 • Density 6.4/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .org.brulecountywww

Brule County is a

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See also

Brule County has a single unorganized territory: Grandview.

Unorganized territory

  • America
  • Brule
  • Chamberlain
  • Cleveland
  • Eagle
  • Highland
  • Kimball
  • Lyon
  • Ola
  • Plainfield
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Plummer
  • Pukwana
  • Red Lake
  • Richland
  • Smith
  • Torrey Lake
  • Waldro
  • West Point
  • Wilbur
  • Willow Lake
  • Union

The county is divided into twenty-two townships:


Census-designated places




The median income for a household in the county was $32,370, and the median income for a family was $37,361. Males had a median income of $26,698 versus $20,094 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,874. About 8.10% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.30% of those under age 18 and 20.20% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.50% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

There were 1,998 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 29.90% 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 2.49 and the average family size was 3.14.

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 5,364 people, 1,998 households, and 1,328 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,272 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.91% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 8.28% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.6% were of German, 9.5% Czech, 8.6% Norwegian, 7.8% Irish and 6.6% United States or American ancestry.


Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 846 square miles (2,190 km2), of which 817 square miles (2,120 km2) is land and 29 square miles (75 km2) (3.5%) is water.[4]



  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
    • Cities 3.1
    • Town 3.2
    • Census-designated places 3.3
    • Townships 3.4
    • Unorganized territory 3.5
  • See also 4
  • References 5


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