Brule County, South Dakota

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Brule County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 5,364. Its county seat is Chamberlain[1].



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 846 square miles (2,191.1 km2), of which 819 square miles (2,121.2 km2) is land and 28 square miles (72.5 km2) (3.25%) is water.


The county is divided into twenty-two townships: 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; and one area of unorganized territory: Grandview.

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As of the census[2] 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.

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