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Hand County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2014: 3,345 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hand County: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (56.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hand County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.6%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years
Males: 1,658  (49.6%)
Females: 1,687  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Hand County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $49,069 ($32,377 in 1999)

This county:

$49,069
South Dakota:

$53,017

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $398 (lower quartile is $296, upper quartile is $480)
This county:

$398
State:

$573


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $104,513 (it was $46,400 in 2000)
Hand:

$104,513
South Dakota:

$152,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,404 - $204,682
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,088
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $435

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
Hand County, SD map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,237 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $858 (0.9%)

Hand County household income distribution in 2009 Hand County home values distribution Hand County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.2%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.0%
Hand County:

8.0%
South Dakota:

13.7%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 48 years old
(Males: 48 years old, Females: 51 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 13 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:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 33
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 38 (84% naturalized citizens)

Hand County:

1.0%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 1
  • 1965 to 1969: 26
Note: State values scaled to Hand County population

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: 1,433
  • One, attached: 42
  • Two: 27
  • 3 or 4: 59
  • 5 to 9: 7
  • 10 to 19: 21
  • 20 or more: 84
  • Mobile homes: 167

Housing units in Hand County with a mortgage: 253 (8 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 429

Here:

37.1% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hand County

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (29%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Russia (61%)
  • Canada (16%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Thailand (8%)
  • Japan (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hand County (%):

  • German (50%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (7%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Swiss (2%)

Hand County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,180 (64%)
  • Carpooled: 131 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 144 (8%)
  • Other means: 15 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 355 (19%)

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 $54,037.

5.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,164 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.99% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($22,384 average AGI)
1.31% relocated from other states ($7,781 average AGI)
Hand County:

1.31%
South Dakota average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,284 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.42% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($19,522 average AGI)
1.46% relocated to other states ($12,761 average AGI)
Hand County:

1.46%
South Dakota average:

3.55%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.73% ($25,800 average AGI)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 3,370
  • In family households: 2,803 (789 male householders, 183 female householders)
    845 spouses, 889 children (847 natural, 15 adopted, 27 stepchildren), 16 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 11 parents, 8 other relatives, 41 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 567 (255 male householders (225 living alone)), 267 female householders (256 living alone)), 45 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 61 (53 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 550 2-persons, 157 3-persons, 153 4-persons, 71 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 481 1-person, 38 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 1 4-persons.

816 married couples with children.
89 single-parent households (37 men, 52 women).

94.2% of residents of Hand County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
5.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (40% speak English very well, 55% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

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:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 72
  • 2000 to 2009: 161
  • 1990 to 1999: 120
  • 1980 to 1989: 82
  • 1970 to 1979: 280
  • 1960 to 1969: 162
  • 1950 to 1959: 176
  • 1940 to 1949: 143
  • 1939 or earlier: 652
Note: State values scaled to Hand population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hand County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hand County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 32
  • 4 rooms: 132
  • 5 rooms: 274
  • 6 rooms: 213
  • 7 rooms: 175
  • 8 rooms: 126
  • 9+ rooms: 189
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 54
  • 4 rooms: 74
  • 5 rooms: 71
  • 6 rooms: 62
  • 7 rooms: 46
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9+ rooms: 34
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hand County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hand County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 276
  • 3 bedrooms: 524
  • 4 bedrooms: 250
  • 5+ bedrooms: 71
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 93
  • 2 bedrooms: 109
  • 3 bedrooms: 120
  • 4 bedrooms: 54
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Hand County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hand County population
  • no vehicle: 44
  • 1 vehicle: 258
  • 2 vehicles: 467
  • 3 vehicles: 235
  • 4 vehicles: 101
  • 5+ vehicles: 38
  • no vehicle: 66
  • 1 vehicle: 158
  • 2 vehicles: 117
  • 3 vehicles: 22
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 20

73% of Hand County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in South Dakota.

Hand County:

73.3%
State average:

56.2%

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

  • This state: 3,175
  • Northeast: 16
  • Midwest: 361
  • South: 52
  • West: 81

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $14,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hand County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43.4%)
  • Electricity (32.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Coal or coke (1.0%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (0.5%)
  • Electricity (53.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.5%)
  • Utility gas (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
South Dakota:

8.0%

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

0.8%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

13.6%
South Dakota:

17.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Hand County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $158,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,195,000
    Financial Administration: $338,000
    General - Other: $271,000
    Police Protection: $180,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $121,000
    Central Staff Services: $112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $92,000
    General Public Buildings: $90,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $81,000
    Correctional Institutions: $70,000
    Libraries: $57,000
    Health - Other: $46,000
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $50,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $897,000

Hand County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $85,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Regular Highways: $32,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $314,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $81,000
    Interest Earnings: $57,000
    Sale of Property: $18,000
    Rents: $12,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $455,000
    General Local Government Support: $16,000
    All Other: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,589,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $47,000
    Other License: $9,000

Hand County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,378,000

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
Hand County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hand County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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"