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Time Zone: Jerauld County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Wessington Springs is the Seat for Jerauld County.

Jerauld County was founded in 1883 and was created by taking area from AuroraCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Jerauld had a population of 1,953 people. This is a decrease of 14.9% since the last Census (which gave a population of 2,295 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jerauld represented 0.3% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 58th most populous county (out of 66 counties).

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
20102,071-9.76%+6.04% since 2009
20091,953-14.9%-0.41% since 2008
20081,961-14.55%+0.1% since 2007
20071,959-14.64% 
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20002,295The Last Census

More information can be found on the Jerauld County Census Page for Jerauld County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Jerauld County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Jerauld County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Wessington Springs   8311,01117.8% decrease  
Alpena   22126516.6% decrease  
Lane   505915.25% decrease  

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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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