Marshall County, South Dakota

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Marshall County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 4,576. Its county seat is Britton.[2] The county is named after Marshall Vincent, who homesteaded near Andover, South Dakota.[3]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 886 square miles (2,294 km²), of which 838 square miles (2,170 km²) is land and 48 square miles (124 km²) is water. The total area is 5.41% water.


The county is divided into twenty-five townships: Buffalo, Dayton, Dumarce, Eden, Fort, Hamilton, Hickman, La Belle, Lake, Lowell, McKinley, Miller, Newark, Newport, Nordland, Pleasant Valley, Red Iron Lake, Sisseton, Stena, Veblen, Victor, Waverly, Weston, White, and Wismer.

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As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,576 people, 1,844 households, and 1,252 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,562 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.59% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 6.32% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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