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The 2000 Census showed that McCook County had a population of 5,832 people. This represented 0.77% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 33rd most populous county (out of 66 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, McCook had a population of 5,619 people. This is a decrease of 3.65% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20105,618-3.67% 
20095,619-3.65%-0.37% since 2008
20085,640-3.29%-1.48% since 2007
20075,725-1.83%+0.58% since 2006
20065,692-2.4%-2.01% since 2005
20055,809-0.39%-0.21% since 2004
20045,821-0.19%+0.54% since 2003
20035,790-0.72% 
20025,787-0.77%-1.38% since 2001
20015,868+0.62%+0.62% since 2000
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20005,832The Last Census

McCook County had 2,383 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that McCook County has a total area<3> of 577 square miles [1,494 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.64 square miles [6.84 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, McCook County had a population density of 10.15 people per square mile [3.92 people/km²], making it the state's 19th 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 McCook County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between McCook and the state of South Dakota.

Click here for the McCook County QuickFact (QF-46087).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
HansonQF-46061   W3,5533,13913.19%
HutchinsonQF-46067   SW7,1248,075-11.78%
LakeQF-46079   NE11,99411,2766.37%
MinerQF-46097   NW2,4202,884-16.09%
MinnehahaQF-46099   E183,048148,28123.45%
TurnerQF-46125   SE8,2378,849-6.92%

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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 McCook. 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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