South Dakota Jones County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Jones 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 Jones County.

Overview of Jones County, South Dakota

Jones County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 1,193. Its county seat is Murdo.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,517 km² (972 mi²). 2,514 km² (971 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.12% water.

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The county is divided into thirteen townships: Buffalo, Draper, Dunkel, Grandview, Kolls, Morgan, Mullen, Mussman, Okaton, Scovil, South Creek, Williams Creek, and Zickrick; and four areas of unorganized territory: Central Jones, North Jones, Rich Valley, and Westover.

Adjacent Counties

  • Stanley County, South Dakota- north
  • Lyman County, South Dakota- east
  • Mellette County, South Dakota- south
  • Jackson County, South Dakota- southwest
  • Haakon County, South Dakota- northwest


Jones County
Population by year
1920 – 3,004
1930 – 3,177
1940 – 2,509
1950 – 2,281
1960 – 2,066
1970 – 1,882
1980 – 1,463
1990 – 1,324
2000 – 1,193

As of the census of 2000, there are 1,193 people, 509 households, and 327 families residing in the county. The population density is 0/km² (1/mi²). There are 614 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 95.81% White, 0.00% Black or African American, 2.43% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 0.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 509 households out of which 29.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.20% are married couples living together, 7.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.60% are non-families. 33.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.34 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 103.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 102.80 males.

Cities and towns

  • Draper
  • Murdo
  • Okaton