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The 2000 Census showed that Kingsbury County had a population of 5,815 people. This represented 0.77% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 34th most populous county (out of 66 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Kingsbury had a population of 5,308 people. This is a decrease of 8.72% since the 2000 Census.

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
20105,148-11.47%-3.01% since 2009
20085,307-8.74%-0.32% since 2007
20075,324-8.44%-0.58% since 2006
20065,355-7.91%-1.38% since 2005
20055,430-6.62%+0.48% since 2004
20045,404-7.07%-1.89% since 2003
20035,508-5.28%-1.27% since 2002
20025,579-4.06%-1.55% since 2001
20015,667-2.55%-2.55% since 2000
20005,815The Last Census

Kingsbury County had 2,724 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Kingsbury County has a total area<3> of 863 square miles [2,236 km²]. Of this total, 838 square miles [2,171 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.93%) being water (25.3 square miles [65.5 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Kingsbury County had a population density of 6.94 people per square mile [2.68 people/km²], making it the state's 30th most densely populated county (out of 66 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Kingsbury County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Kingsbury and the state of South Dakota.

Click here for the Kingsbury County QuickFact (QF-46077).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Kingsbury County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Kingsbury County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BeadleQF-46005   W16,26617,023-4.45%
BrookingsQF-46011   E30,05628,2206.51%
ClarkQF-46025   N3,4314,143-17.19%
HamlinQF-46057   NE5,7545,5403.86%
LakeQF-46079   SE11,99411,2766.37%
MinerQF-46097   S2,4202,884-16.09%
SanbornQF-46111   SW2,4322,675-9.08%

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Footnotes ...

<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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Kingsbury. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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