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

The community of Gettysburg is the Seat for Potter County.

Potter County was founded in 1875 and was created by taking area from BuffaloCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Potter had a population of 2,053 people. This is a decrease of 23.77% since the last Census (which gave a population of 2,693 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Potter represented 0.36% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 54th 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
20102,329-13.52%+13.44% since 2009
20092,053-23.77%-2.7% since 2008
20082,110-21.65%-3.74% since 2007
20002,693The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Gettysburg   1,0201,35224.56% decrease  
Hoven   38051125.64% decrease  
Lebanon   668623.26% decrease  
Tolstoy   496423.44% decrease  

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<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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