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Charles Mix County, South Dakota

Charles Mix County, South Dakota
Charles Mix County Courthouse in Lake Andes
Map of South Dakota highlighting Charles Mix 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 Charles Eli Mix
Seat Lake Andes
Largest city Wagner
 • Total 1,150 sq mi (2,978 km2)
 • Land 1,097 sq mi (2,841 km2)
 • Water 53 sq mi (137 km2), 4.6%
 • (2010) 9,129
 • Density 8.3/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .org.sdcountiescharlesmix

Charles Mix County is a

  •  "Charles Mix".  

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  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. ^ Charles Mix County
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 


See also

Notable residents

The unorganized territory of Castalia is located in the county.

Unorganized territory

  • Bryan
  • Carroll
  • Choteau Creek
  • Darlington
  • Forbes
  • Goose Lake
  • Hamilton
  • Highland
  • Howard
  • Jackson
  • Kennedy
  • La Roche
  • Lake George
  • Lawrence
  • Lone Tree
  • Moore
  • Platte
  • Plain Center
  • Rhoda
  • Roe
  • Rouse
  • Signal
  • Waheheh
  • White Swan

The county is divided into twenty-four townships:


Census-designated place



Civil townships in Charles Mix County in 1931


The median income for a household in the county was $26,060, and the median income for a family was $30,688. Males had a median income of $24,747 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,502. About 20.80% of families and 26.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.50% of those under age 18 and 21.00% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 32.00% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

There were 3,343 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 11.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.37.

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,350 people, 3,343 households, and 2,326 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,853 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.65% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 28.28% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 1.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.9% were of German, 10.2% Czech, 10.1% Dutch and 5.5% Norwegian ancestry.


National protected areas

Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,150 square miles (3,000 km2), of which 1,097 square miles (2,840 km2) is land and 53 square miles (140 km2) (4.6%) is water.[5]



  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
    • National protected areas 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
    • Cities 3.1
    • Towns 3.2
    • Census-designated place 3.3
    • Townships 3.4
    • Unorganized territory 3.5
  • Notable residents 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

. Yankton Indian Reservation The easternmost approximately 60% of the county comprises the [4] tribes.Lakota Indian influential in signing a peace treaty with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs, an official of the Charles Eli Mix It was named after [3]

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