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America's Loneliest Counties

Stories and Stats from The Least Populated Most Remote Rural Counties in the US


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Jerauld County, South Dakota
Seat: Wessington Springs

The population of Jerauld County, South Dakota fell by 5 in 2013 bringing the total to 2066 people living in 1072 homes and apartments spread across 526 square miles. The new estimate moves Jerauld County to number 97 in our list of least populated counties in the US.


People who live in Jerauld County have an annual income of $25739 which is $169 more than the statewide average for South Dakota. The average per capita income nationwide is $28051. Jerauld County ranks number 54 for highest income in sparsely populated counties.


Homes are cheap here with the median value of a home being $63900 compared to $181400 nationwide. 70.3% of housing units in Jerauld County are occupied by their owners.


The US Census Bureau reports 2.8% of the county's residents are foreign immigrants who have settled in one of the most remote places in America.

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