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America's Loneliest Counties

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


See the full list Updated April 2014

Jones County, South Dakota
Seat: Murdo

The population of Jones County, South Dakota fell by 5 in 2013 bringing the total to 1001 people living in 595 homes and apartments spread across 970 square miles. The new estimate moves Jones County to number 36 in our list of least populated counties in the US.


People who live in Jones County have an annual income of $23877 which is $1693 less than the statewide average for South Dakota. The average per capita income nationwide is $28051. Jones County ranks number 79 for highest income in sparsely populated counties.


Homes are cheap here with the median value of a home being $73800 compared to $181400 nationwide. 71.1% of housing units in Jones County are occupied by their owners.


The US Census Bureau reports 0.9% of the county's residents are foreign immigrants who have settled in one of the most remote places in America.

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