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Time Zone: Beadle County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Huron is the Seat for Beadle County.

Beadle County was founded in 1879. Beadle was created by taking area from , , and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Beadle had a population of 16,266 people. This is a decrease of 4.45% since the last Census (which gave a population of 17,023 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Beadle represented 2.26% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 66 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201017,398+2.2%+6.96% since 2009
200916,266-4.45%+2.01% since 2008
200815,946-6.33%+1.18% since 2007
200017,023The Last Census

More information can be found on the Beadle County Census Page for Beadle County.


Below are some of the communities located in Beadle County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Beadle County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Huron   11,28111,8935.15% decrease  
Wolsey   3974185.02% decrease  
Wessington   2312486.85% decrease  
Cavour   1371412.84% decrease  
Yale   1121185.08% decrease  

Websites for Beadle County

Official Website:   www.beadlecounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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