Community Profile


As of the 2010 census, there were 1,466 people, 980 households, and 676 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county is 98.3% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. 1.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Ancestry make up of 68.5% were of German, 14.1% Norwegian and 12.6% Dutch, 11.4% Russian, 7.8% Irish and 2.7% were American descent.

Married couples living together were 55.6%, 3% had a female householder with no husband present, 39% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and average family size was 2.7.

Ages vary with the county population as 19% are under the age of 18, 25.2% who were 65 years of age or older. Persons under 5 years old make up 4% of the population.  Overall 49.2% are female and 50.8% male.  Median age is 50.1 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,833 and the median income for a family was $48,864. Males had a median income of $41,563 versus $30,705 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,338. About 6.1% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 13% of those ages 65 or over.

Source: Wikipedia and U. S Census Bureau


Socio-Economic Climate

• No state income tax on individuals or corporations

• State-of-the-art telephone and internet technology through Valley Telecommunications

• Strong, development-oriented independent bank

• K-12 school in Herreid, featuring small class sizes and individual attention for students

• Excellent ambulance and fire departments

• Medical clinic in Herreid

• Authenticity - Independent Pharmacies, Restaurants, Grocery and Convenience Stores 

U.S. Route 83 Highway Corridor

U.S. Route 83 Highway is one of the longest north–south U.S. Highways in the United States, at 1,885 miles (3,034 km). Only four other north–south routes are longer. The highway's northern terminus is at the Canadian border, where it continues as Manitoba Highway 83. The southern terminus is in Brownsville, Texas, at the Veterans International Bridge on the Mexican border, connecting with Mexican Federal Highway 180.