South Dakota Mellette County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

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

Overview of Mellette County, South Dakota

Mellette County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,083. Its county seat is White River.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,392 km² (1,310 mi²). 3,384 km² (1,306 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.25% water.

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The county is divided into sixteen townships: Bad Nation, Blackpipe, Butte, Cody, Fairview, Mosher, New Surprise Valley, Norris, Prospect, Red Fish, Ring Thunder, Riverside, Rocky Ford, Rosebud, Running Bird, and Surprise Valley; and two areas of unorganized territory: Cedarbutte and Central Mellette.

Adjacent Counties

  • Jones County, South Dakota- north
  • Lyman County, South Dakota- northeast
  • Tripp County, South Dakota- east
  • Todd County, South Dakota- south
  • Jackson County, South Dakota- west


Mellette County
Population by year
1910 – 1,700
1920 – 3,850
1930 – 5,293
1940 – 4,107
1950 – 3,046
1960 – 2,664
1970 – 2,420
1980 – 2,249
1990 – 2,137
2000 – 2,083

As of the census of 2000, there are 2,083 people, 694 households, and 498 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km² (2/mi²). There are 824 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 44.74% White, 0.00% Black or African American, 52.42% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. 1.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 694 households out of which 38.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.80% are married couples living together, 16.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% are non-families. 24.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.94 and the average family size is 3.49.

In the county, the population is spread out with 35.30% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 19.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 101.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.60 males.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Mellette County, South Dakota has the following cities and towns:

  • White River
  • Wood