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America's Loneliest Counties

Stories and Stats from The Least Populated Most Remote Rural Counties in the US


See the full list Updated April 2014

Hyde County, South Dakota
Seat: Highmore

The population of Hyde County, South Dakota fell by 29 in 2013 bringing the total to 1391 people living in 705 homes and apartments spread across 861 square miles. The new estimate moves Hyde County to number 55 in our list of least populated counties in the US.


People who live in Hyde County have an annual income of $24076 which is $1494 less than the statewide average for South Dakota. The average per capita income nationwide is $28051. Hyde County ranks number 77 for highest income in sparsely populated counties.


Homes are cheap here with the median value of a home being $59600 compared to $181400 nationwide. 79.2% of housing units in Hyde County are occupied by their owners.


The US Census Bureau reports 0.4% of the county's residents are foreign immigrants who have settled in one of the most remote places in America.

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