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Stanley County, South Dakota

Stanley County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Stanley 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 1890
Named for David S. Stanley
Seat Fort Pierre
Largest city Fort Pierre
 • Total 1,517 sq mi (3,929 km2)
 • Land 1,444 sq mi (3,740 km2)
 • Water 73 sq mi (189 km2), 4.8%
 • (2010) 2,966
 • Density 2.1/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zones Mountain: UTC-7/-6
western portion
Central: UTC-6/-5
eastern portion
Website .org.stanleycountywww

Stanley County is a

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See also

The Triple U Buffalo Ranch in northern Stanley County was used in filming the 1990 movie Dances with Wolves

In popular culture

The county is divided into three areas of unorganized territory: Lower Brule, North Stanley, and South Stanley.


Unincorporated communities



The median income for a household in the county was $41,170, and the median income for a family was $47,197. Males had a median income of $29,911 versus $20,898 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,300. About 6.60% of families and 8.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.80% of those under age 18 and 12.80% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

There were 1,111 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% 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 2.98.

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 2,772 people, 1,111 households, and 775 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,277 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.04% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 4.91% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


National protected area

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Although the county seat Fort Pierre is located in the Mountain Time Zone, most residents of the city use Central Time because of close social and economic ties with Pierre, which is located in the Central Time Zone.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,517 square miles (3,930 km2), of which 1,444 square miles (3,740 km2) is land and 73 square miles (190 km2) (4.8%) is water.[4]



  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
    • National protected area 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
    • City 3.1
    • Unincorporated communities 3.2
    • Townships 3.3
  • In popular culture 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Stanley County is included in the Pierre, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.


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