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America's Loneliest Counties

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


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McPherson County, South Dakota
Seat: Leola

The population of McPherson County, South Dakota fell by 2 in 2013 bringing the total to 2457 people living in 1418 homes and apartments spread across 1137 square miles. The new estimate moves McPherson County to number 132 in our list of least populated counties in the US.


People who live in McPherson County have an annual income of $21987 which is $3583 less than the statewide average for South Dakota. The average per capita income nationwide is $28051. McPherson County ranks number 101 for highest income in sparsely populated counties.


Homes are cheap here with the median value of a home being $55300 compared to $181400 nationwide. 77.5% of housing units in McPherson County are occupied by their owners.


The US Census Bureau reports 0.5% of the county's residents are foreign immigrants who have settled in one of the most remote places in America.

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