Miner County, South Dakota

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Miner County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 2,884. Its county seat is Howard.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 572 square miles (1,481 km²), of which 570 square miles (1,477 km²) is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) (0.29%) is water.


The county is divided into sixteen townships: Adams, Beaver, Belleview, Canova, Carthage, Clearwater, Clinton, Grafton, Green Valley, Henden, Howard, Miner, Redstone, Rock Creek, Roswell, Vermillion.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,884 people, 1,212 households, and 789 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,408 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.75% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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