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Hand County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2016: 3,383 (all rural); it was 3,741 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 437
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 655
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,143
Renter-occupied apartments: 402 (it was 400 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 1437 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 2 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hand County: 76.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (50.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.1%), Educational, health and social services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Hand County, SD (2017)
    • 3,31088.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 250.7%Two or more races
    • 130.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 90.2%Asian alone
    • 10.03%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
Median resident age:

48.3 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years
Males: 1,720  (50.8%)
Females: 1,663  (49.2%)
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Average household size:
Hand County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,725 ($32,377 in 1999)
This county:

$56,725
South Dakota:

$56,521

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $411 (lower quartile is $337, upper quartile is $495)
This county:

$411
State:

$621


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $104,665 (it was $46,400 in 2000)
Hand:

$104,665
South Dakota:

$167,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,065 - $151,103
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,098
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $424

Institutionalized population: 53

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 3
  • Thefts: 4
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,500
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,500
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $47,300
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $224,900
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $213,300
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $222,300
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $276,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $206,500
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $301,800
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $237,600
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $276,400
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $265,600
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $293,500
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $275,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Hand, SD residents
Average permit cost in Hand, SD
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,147 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $905 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Hand, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hand, SD in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hand, SD in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.6%
Hand County:

5.6%
South Dakota:

13.0%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 48.3 years old
(Males: 47.4 years old, Females: 49.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.0 years old, American Indian residents: 36.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 87.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hand County is $368 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $639 a month.

Cities in this county include: Miller, St. Lawrence, Ree Heights.

Hand County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Androscoggin County, Maine , Anoka County, Minnesota , Kennebec County, Maine , Clark County , Deuel County , Gem County, Idaho , Goodhue County, Minnesota , Grant County , Grand Traverse County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
South Dakota:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Hand, SD
County total employment by year in Hand, SD
County average yearly wages by year in Hand, SD

Current college students: 33
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 7 (118.1% naturalized citizens)

Hand County:

0.2%
Whole state:

3.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 01980 to 1989
  • 51970 to 1979
  • 27Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.6%

Hand County marital status for males Hand County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,527
  • One, attached: 30
  • Two: 21
  • 3 or 4: 18
  • 5 to 9: 2
  • 10 to 19: 54
  • 20 or more: 82
  • Mobile homes: 133

Housing units in Hand County with a mortgage: 374 (2 second mortgage, 25 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 705

Here:

34.7% with mortgage
State:

55.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hand County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,1573
Mainline Protestant9094
Evangelical Protestant1835
Other461
None1,136-
Hand County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Hand County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Hand County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hand County:

9.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Hand County:

28.5%
State:

27.7%

Agriculture in Hand County:

Average size of farms: 1809 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $160,294
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $77.51
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 65.79%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $140,024
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.11%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.14%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $129,414
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.75%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.47
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.23%
Corn for grain: 59030 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 52504 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 69371 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Hand County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 574.7 miles away from Hand County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 31.2 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 163.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 123.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.0 miles away from Hand County center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 362.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: March 11, 2011 to July 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1984: May 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 1984, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2010 to July 30, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1938: September 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1938, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: March 10, 2010 to June 20, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1915: May 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1915, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 20, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1887: March 10, 2010, FEMA Id: 1887, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 02, 2008 to June 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1774: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to November 29, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1620: December 20, 2005, FEMA Id: 1620, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 06, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3234: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3234, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Dakota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 03, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1173: April 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1173, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to January 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1156: January 10, 1997, FEMA Id: 1156, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 1995 to June 20, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1052: May 26, 1995, FEMA Id: 1052, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hand County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hand

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,209 (74.9%)
  • Carpooled: 100 (6.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2 (0.1%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 70 (4.3%)
  • Worked at home: 225 (13.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (30%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (57%)
  • Korea (29%)
  • England (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hand County


  • German (47%)
  • American (9%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
67 people in nursing homes
3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
53 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
8 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $68,214.

3.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,643 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.13%
South Dakota average:

7.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.13% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($43,643 average AGI)
1.79% relocated from other states ($31,024 average AGI)
Hand County:

1.79%
South Dakota average:

3.70%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


3.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,635 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.84%
South Dakota average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.84% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($44,635 average AGI)
1.55% relocated to other states ($17,615 average AGI)
Hand County:

1.55%
South Dakota average:

3.63%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9

Births per 1000 population in Hand County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Hand County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 1.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Hand County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hand County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Hand County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hand County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hand County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hand County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Hand County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 898 (852 aged, 46 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 76 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Hand County, South Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (64)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (40)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (37)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (36)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (34)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (30)
  • Congestive heart failure (21)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (17)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (14)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (12)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 29.37
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,954
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,292
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,197

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,270
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,391

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 60

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,383
  • In family households: 2,652 (491 male householders, 426 female householders)
    797 spouses, 859 children (843 natural, 3 adopted, 20 stepchildren), 18 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 5 other relatives, 23 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 670 (300 male householders (263 living alone)), 295 female householders (289 living alone)), 73 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 63

Size of family households: 518 2-persons, 198 3-persons, 91 4-persons, 85 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 554 1-person, 18 2-persons, 24 3-persons.

549 married couples with children.
122 single-parent households (28 men, 94 women).

All residents speak only English at home

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $59,402,000 ($17,446 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $213,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $8,280,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,686,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $23,056,000
Federal grants: $22,296,000
Federal procurement contracts: $200,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $885,000 ($49,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $394,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $728,000
Federal Government insurance: $43,819,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 150
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 249
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -330
Here -100 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hand County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.01 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built in Hand County, South Dakota
  • Year house built in Hand County, South Dakota
  • 02014 or later
  • 992010 to 2013
  • 1612000 to 2009
  • 981990 to 1999
  • 981980 to 1989
  • 3171970 to 1979
  • 1981960 to 1969
  • 1921950 to 1959
  • 1151940 to 1949
  • 5771939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hand County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hand County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hand County, South Dakota
  • 51 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 93 rooms
  • 704 rooms
  • 1645 rooms
  • 2096 rooms
  • 1687 rooms
  • 1438 rooms
  • 3119+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hand County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hand County, South Dakota
  • 381 room
  • 352 rooms
  • 633 rooms
  • 874 rooms
  • 635 rooms
  • 326 rooms
  • 167 rooms
  • 658 rooms
  • 539+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hand County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hand County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hand County, South Dakota
  • 5no bedroom
  • 381 bedroom
  • 1592 bedrooms
  • 4693 bedrooms
  • 2954 bedrooms
  • 1045+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hand County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hand County, South Dakota
  • 38no bedroom
  • 1061 bedroom
  • 1592 bedrooms
  • 583 bedrooms
  • 304 bedrooms
  • 645+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hand County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Hand County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hand County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 6no vehicle
  • 2301 vehicle
  • 3622 vehicles
  • 2473 vehicles
  • 1314 vehicles
  • 995+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Hand County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hand County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 54no vehicle
  • 2081 vehicle
  • 1102 vehicles
  • 353 vehicles
  • 254 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

95.0% of Hand County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in South Dakota.

Hand County:

95.0%
State average:

84.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 2,748
  • Other state: 616
  • Northeast: 28
  • Midwest: 344
  • South: 62
  • West: 186
Year householders moved into unit in Hand County, SD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hand County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.4%Electricity
  • 32.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.6%Electricity
  • 36.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.6%Other fuel
  • 4.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Solar energy
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

10.2%
South Dakota:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

1.1%
South Dakota:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

37.0%
South Dakota:

15.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Hand County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $539,000
  • Charges - Other: $145,000
    Regular Highways: $63,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,140,000
    Financial Administration: $469,000
    Police Protection: $189,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $161,000
    General - Other: $152,000
    General Public Buildings: $135,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $98,000
    Libraries: $81,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Central Staff Services: $51,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
    Sewerage: $22,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $264,000
    Other: $45,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $147,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,219,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,219,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $261,000
    Interest Earnings: $20,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,772,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,044,000
    Other: $100,000
    General Local Government Support: $38,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,097,000
    Other License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,167,000

Hand County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $539,000
  • Charges - Other: $145,000
    Regular Highways: $63,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,140,000
    Financial Administration: $469,000
    Police Protection: $189,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $161,000
    General - Other: $152,000
    General Public Buildings: $135,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $98,000
    Libraries: $81,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Central Staff Services: $51,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
    Sewerage: $22,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $264,000
    Other: $45,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $147,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,219,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,219,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $261,000
    Interest Earnings: $20,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,772,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,044,000
    Other: $100,000
    General Local Government Support: $38,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,097,000
    Other License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,167,000

Hand County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $539,000
  • Charges - Other: $145,000
    Regular Highways: $63,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,140,000
    Financial Administration: $469,000
    Police Protection: $189,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $161,000
    General - Other: $152,000
    General Public Buildings: $135,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $98,000
    Libraries: $81,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Central Staff Services: $51,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
    Sewerage: $22,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $264,000
    Other: $45,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $147,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,219,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,219,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $261,000
    Interest Earnings: $20,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,772,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,044,000
    Other: $100,000
    General Local Government Support: $38,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,097,000
    Other License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,167,000

Hand County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $539,000
  • Charges - Other: $145,000
    Regular Highways: $63,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,140,000
    Financial Administration: $469,000
    Police Protection: $189,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $161,000
    General - Other: $152,000
    General Public Buildings: $135,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $98,000
    Libraries: $81,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Central Staff Services: $51,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
    Sewerage: $22,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $264,000
    Other: $45,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $147,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,219,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,219,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $261,000
    Interest Earnings: $20,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,772,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,044,000
    Other: $100,000
    General Local Government Support: $38,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,097,000
    Other License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,167,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 49
  • Number of aged recipients: 23
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 26
  • Number of recipients under 18: 7
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 17
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 25
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 15
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 17
Most common first names in Hand County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4681.6 years
Mary2778.9 years
Charles2382.4 years
William2382.4 years
Robert2373.5 years
James1979.6 years
Anna1986.9 years
George1781.0 years
Henry1582.2 years
Ruth1582.5 years
Most common last names in Hand County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2580.6 years
Wilson1375.6 years
Miller1281.4 years
Campbell1173.5 years
Waldner1069.2 years
Bertsch1083.6 years
Jones984.4 years
Smith985.2 years
Gortmaker967.9 years
Williams880.9 years
Businesses in Hand County, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Alco Stores1Super 81
Chevrolet1UPS1
Dairy Queen1

Hand County on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"