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The 2000 Census showed that Ziebach County had a population of 2,519 people. This represented 0.33% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 57th most populous county (out of 66 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Ziebach had a population of 2,552 people. This is an increase of 1.31% 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
20102,801+11.19%+9.76% since 2009
20092,552+1.31%+0.91% since 2008
20082,529+0.4%-3.07% since 2007
20072,609+3.57%-1.02% since 2006
20062,636+4.64%+3.58% since 2005
20052,545+1.03%+0.39% since 2004
20042,535+0.64%+0.52% since 2003
20032,522+0.12%+0.4% since 2002
20022,512-0.28%+0.96% since 2001
20012,488-1.23%-1.23% since 2000
20002,519The Last Census

Ziebach County had 879 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Ziebach County has a total area<3> of 1,971 square miles [5,104 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (8.72 square miles [22.58 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Ziebach County had a population density of 1.28 people per square mile [0.5 people/km²], making it the state's 56th 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 Ziebach County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Ziebach and the state of South Dakota.

Click here for the Ziebach County QuickFact (QF-46137).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
DeweyQF-46041   NE5,9695,972---
HaakonQF-46055   S1,7772,196-19.08%
MeadeQF-46093   SW23,91624,253-1.39%
PenningtonQF-46103   SW100,85088,56513.87%
PerkinsQF-46105   NW2,8693,363-14.69%
StanleyQF-46117   SE2,7922,7720.72%

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Census QuickFact for Ziebach County

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 Ziebach. 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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