Codington County, South Dakota

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Codington County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 25,897. Its county seat is Watertown.[1]

Codington County is part of the Watertown, South Dakota, Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 717 square miles (1,857.0 km2), of which 688 square miles (1,781.9 km2) is land and 29 square miles (75.1 km2) (4.10%) is water.


The county is divided into seventeen townships: Dexter, Eden, Elmira, Fuller, Germantown, Graceland, Henry, Kampeska, Kranzburg, Lake, Leola, Pelican, Phipps, Rauville, Richland, Sheridan, Waverly.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 25,897 people, 10,357 households, and 6,877 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 11,324 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.74% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 1.41% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 48.2% were of German, 20.0% Norwegian and 5.5% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.7% spoke English, 1.5% Spanish and 1.2% German as their first language.

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