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The 2000 Census showed that Bon Homme County had a population of 7,260 people. This represented 0.96% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 27th most populous county (out of 66 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Bon Homme had a population of 6,995 people. This is a decrease of 3.65% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20107,070-2.62%+1.07% since 2009
20096,995-3.65%-0.19% since 2008
20077,013-3.4%-1.78% since 2006
20067,140-1.65%+2.59% since 2005
20056,960-4.13%-0.49% since 2004
20046,994-3.66%-1.12% since 2003
20037,073-2.58%-0.28% since 2002
20027,093-2.3%-1.18% since 2001
20017,178-1.13%-1.13% since 2000
20007,260The Last Census

Bon Homme County had 3,007 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Bon Homme County has a total area<3> of 581 square miles [1,505 km²]. Of this total, 563 square miles [1,459 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.09%) being water (17.98 square miles [46.57 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Bon Homme County had a population density of 12.89 people per square mile [4.98 people/km²], making it the state's 17th most densely populated county (out of 66 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Bon Homme County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Bon Homme and the state of South Dakota.

Click here for the Bon Homme County QuickFact (QF-46009).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Bon Homme County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Bon Homme County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Knox (NE)QF-31107   S8,3789,374-10.63%
Charles MixQF-46023   W8,9849,350-3.91%
HutchinsonQF-46067   N7,1248,075-11.78%
YanktonQF-46135   E21,98621,6521.54%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Bon Homme. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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