Faulk County, South Dakota

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Faulk County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 2,640. Its county seat is Faulkton.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,006 square miles (2,605.5 km2), of which 1,000 square miles (2,590.0 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (0.55%) is water.


The county is divided into twenty-three townships: Arcade, Bryant, Centerville, Clark, Devoe, Ellisville, Emerson, Enterprise, Fairview, Freedom, Hillsdale, Irving, Lafoon, Myron, O'Neil, Orient, Pioneer, Saratoga, Sherman, Tamworth, Union, Wesley, and Zell; and two areas of unorganized territory: Pulaski and Southwest Faulk.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,640 people, 1,014 households, and 708 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,235 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.47% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.04% Asian, and 0.27% from two or more races. 0.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 65.0% were of German, 6.2% American and 5.2% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

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