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

The community of Howard is the Seat for Miner County.

Miner County was founded in 1873 and was created by taking area from HansonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Miner had a population of 2,420 people. This is a decrease of 16.09% since the last Census (which gave a population of 2,884 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Miner represented 0.38% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 52nd 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20102,389-17.16%-1.28% since 2009
20092,420-16.09%+1.13% since 2008
20082,393-17.02%-1.64% since 2007
20002,884The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Howard   8851,07117.37% decrease  
Carthage   15318718.18% decrease  
Canova   11714016.43% decrease  
Roswell   182114.29% decrease  
Vilas   161915.79% 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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