South Dakota Jerauld County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Jerauld County, South Dakota. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in South Dakota Jerauld County.

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1. Library System WESSINGTON SPRINGS CARNEGIE LIBRARY
Street Address: 109 West Main, Wessington Spring, SD 57382
Phone Number: (605) 539-1803 Jerauld N/A N/A

2. Central Library WESSINGTON SPRINGS CARNEGIE LIBRARY
Street Address: 109 West Main, Wessington Spring, SD 57382
Phone Number: (605) 539-1803 Jerauld N/A N/A

Overview of Jerauld County, South Dakota

Jerauld County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,295. Its county seat is Wessington Springs.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,380 km² (533 mi²). 1,372 km² (530 mi²) of it is land and 7 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.51% water.

Townships

The county is divided into fourteen townships: Alpena, Anina, Blaine, Chery, Crow, Crow Lake, Franklin, Harmony, Logan, Marlar, Media, Pleasant, Viola, Wessington Springs, and one area of unorganized territory: Dale.

Adjacent Counties

  • Beadle County, South Dakota- northeast
  • Sanborn County, South Dakota- east
  • Aurora County, South Dakota- south
  • Brule County, South Dakota- southwest
  • Buffalo County, South Dakota- west
  • Hand County, South Dakota- northwest

Demographics

Jerauld County
Population by year
1900 – 2,798
1910 – 5,120
1920 – 6,338
1930 – 5,816
1940 – 4,752
1950 – 4,476
1960 – 4,048
1970 – 3,310
1980 – 2,929
1990 – 2,425
2000 – 2,295

As of the census of 2000, there are 2,295 people, 987 households, and 651 families residing in the county. The population density is 2/km² (4/mi²). There are 1,167 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 99.00% White, 0.00% Black or African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.31% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 987 households out of which 24.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% are married couples living together, 6.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% are non-families. 31.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 2.85.

In the county, the population is spread out with 21.40% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 19.80% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 25.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.00 males.

Cities and towns

  • Alpena
  • Lane
  • Wessington Springs