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The 2000 Census showed that Jackson County had a population of 2,930 people. This represented 0.39% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 50th most populous county (out of 66 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Jackson had a population of 2,658 people. This is a decrease of 9.28% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20103,031+3.45%+14.03% since 2009
20092,658-9.28% 
20082,660-9.22%-3.13% since 2007
20072,746-6.28%-0.11% since 2006
20062,749-6.18%-1.4% since 2005
20052,788-4.85% 
20042,786-4.91%-0.85% since 2003
20032,810-4.1%+0.39% since 2002
20022,799-4.47%-0.36% since 2001
20012,809-4.13%-4.13% since 2000
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20002,930The Last Census

Jackson County had 1,173 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Jackson County has a total area<3> of 1,871 square miles [4,846 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.12 square miles [5.49 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Jackson County had a population density of 1.57 people per square mile [0.61 people/km²], making it the state's 62nd 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 Jackson County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Jackson and the state of South Dakota.

Click here for the Jackson County QuickFact (QF-46071).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Jackson County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BennettQF-46007   S3,3483,574-6.32%
HaakonQF-46055   N1,7772,196-19.08%
JonesQF-46075   E1,0371,193-13.08%
MelletteQF-46095   E2,0422,083-1.97%
PenningtonQF-46103   W100,85088,56513.87%
ShannonQF-46113   SW13,72712,46610.12%
ToddQF-46121   SE10,0959,05011.55%

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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 Jackson. 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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