South Dakota Pennington County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

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

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1. Library System HILL CITY COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 341 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745
Phone Number: (605) 574-4529 Pennington 7,500 5,522

2. Central Library HILL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 341 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745
Phone Number: (605) 574-4529 Pennington N/A N/A

3. Central Library KEYSTONE TOWN LIBRARY
Street Address: 1101 Madill St, Keystone, SD 57751
Phone Number: (605) 666-4499 Pennington N/A N/A

4. Library System KEYSTONE TOWN LIBRARY
Street Address: 1101 Madill St, Keystone, SD 57751
Phone Number: (605) 666-4499 Pennington 3,774 6,150

5. Library System RAPID CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 610 Quincy Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: (605) 394-4171 Pennington 684,623 425,455

6. Central Library RAPID CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 610 Quincy Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: (605) 394-4183 Pennington N/A N/A

7. Library System WALL COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 407 Main St, Wall, SD 57790
Phone Number: (605) 279-2929 Pennington 6,160 4,752

8. Central Library WALL COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 407 Main St, Wall, SD 57790
Phone Number: (605) 279-2929 Pennington N/A N/A

Overview of Pennington County, South Dakota

Pennington County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 88,565. Its county seat is Rapid City.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 7,211 km² (2,784 mi²). 7,190 km² (2,776 mi²) of it is land and 21 km² (8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.29% water.

Townships

The county is divided into twenty townships: Ash, Castle Butte, Cedar Butte, Conata, Crooked Creed, Fairview, Flat Butte, Huron, Imlay, Lake Creek, Lake Flat, Lake Hill, Owanka, Peno, Quinn, Rainy Creek/Cheyenne, Scenic, Shyne, Sunnyside, and Wasta; and seven areas of unorganized territory: Central Pennington, Dalzell Canyon, East Central Pennington, Mount Rushmore, Northeast Pennington, Rapid City East, and West Pennington.

Adjacent Counties

  • Meade County, South Dakota- north
  • Haakon County, South Dakota- northeast
  • Jackson County, South Dakota- southeast
  • Shannon County, South Dakota- south
  • Custer County, South Dakota- southwest
  • Weston County, Wyoming- west
  • Lawrence County, South Dakota- northwest

Demographics

Pennington County
Population by year
1900 – 5,610
1910 – 12,453
1920 – 12,720
1930 – 20,079
1940 – 23,799
1950 – 34,053
1960 – 58,195
1970 – 59,349
1980 – 70,361
1990 – 81,343
2000 – 88,565

As of the census of 2000, there are 88,565 people, 34,641 households, and 23,278 families residing in the county. The population density is 12/km² (32/mi²). There are 37,249 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 86.70% White, 0.85% Black or African American, 8.09% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 2.74% from two or more races. 2.64% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 34,641 households out of which 33.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.30% are married couples living together, 11.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% are non-families. 26.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.70 males.

Cities and towns

  • Ashland Heights
  • Colonial Pine Hills
  • Green Valley
  • Hill City
  • Keystone
  • New Underwood
  • Quinn
  • Rapid City
  • Rapid Valley
  • Wall
  • Wasta