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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

Sanborn County, South Dakota
Seat: Woonsocket

The population of Sanborn County, South Dakota fell by 31 in 2013 bringing the total to 2324 people living in 1172 homes and apartments spread across 569 square miles. The new estimate moves Sanborn County to number 120 in our list of least populated counties in the US.


People who live in Sanborn County have an annual income of $22973 which is $2597 less than the statewide average for South Dakota. The average per capita income nationwide is $28051. Sanborn County ranks number 86 for highest income in sparsely populated counties.


Homes are cheap here with the median value of a home being $67700 compared to $181400 nationwide. 74.5% of housing units in Sanborn County are occupied by their owners.


The US Census Bureau reports 1.5% of the county's residents are foreign immigrants who have settled in one of the most remote places in America.

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