South Dakota Union County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

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

1. Library System ALCESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 500 Dakota, Alcester, SD 57001
Phone Number: (605) 934-2601 Union 12,202 18,000

2. Central Library ALCESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 500 Dakota, Alcester, SD 57001
Phone Number: (605) 934-2601 Union N/A N/A

3. Central Library BERESFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 115 South Third Street, Beresford, SD 57004
Phone Number: (605) 763-2782 Union N/A N/A

4. Library System BERESFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 115 South Third Street, Beresford, SD 57004
Phone Number: (605) 763-2782 Union 47,833 28,392

5. Central Library ELK POINT COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 402 S Douglas Po Box 190, Elk Point, SD 57025
Phone Number: (605) 356-2282 Union N/A N/A

6. Library System ELK POINT-JEFFERSON COMMUNITY/SCHOOL LIBRARY
Street Address: 402 S Douglas, Elk Point, SD 57025
Phone Number: (605) 356-5941 Union N/A N/A

7. Library System NORTH SIOUX CITY COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 504 River Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049
Phone Number: (605) 232-4276 Union 28,522 8,580

8. Central Library NORTH SIOUX CITY COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 504 River Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049
Phone Number: (605) 232-4276 Union N/A N/A

Overview of Union County, South Dakota

Union County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 12,584. Its county seat is Elk Point.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,210 km² (467 mi²). 1,192 km² (460 mi²) of it is land and 17 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.43% water.

Townships

The county is divided into twelve townships: Alcester, Big Sioux, Big Springs, Bruie, Civil Bend, Elk Point, Emmet, Jefferson, Prairie, Sioux Valley, Spink, Virginia, and one area of unorganized territory: Richland.

Adjacent Counties

  • Lincoln County, South Dakota- north
  • Sioux County, Iowa- northeast
  • Plymouth County, Iowa- east
  • Woodbury County, Iowa- southeast
  • Dakota County, Nebraska- south
  • Dixon County, Nebraska- southwest
  • Clay County, South Dakota- west

Demographics

Union County
Population by year
1900 – 11,153
1910 – 10,676
1920 – 11,099
1930 – 11,480
1940 – 11,675
1950 – 10,792
1960 – 10,197
1970 – 9,643
1980 – 10,938
1990 – 10,189
2000 – 12,584

As of the census of 2000, there are 12,584 people, 4,927 households, and 3,517 families residing in the county. The population density is 11/km² (27/mi²). There are 5,345 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (12/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.85% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,927 households out of which 34.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.00% are married couples living together, 6.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% are non-families. 24.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the county, the population is spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.30 males.

Cities and towns

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

  • Alcester
  • Elk Point
  • Jefferson
  • North Sioux City