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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

Potter County, South Dakota
Seat: Gettysburg

The population of Potter County, South Dakota increased by 65 in 2013 bringing the total to 2394 people living in 1495 homes and apartments spread across 861 square miles. The new estimate moves Potter County to number 128 in our list of least populated counties in the US.


People who live in Potter County have an annual income of $24917 which is $653 less than the statewide average for South Dakota. The average per capita income nationwide is $28051. Potter County ranks number 62 for highest income in sparsely populated counties.


Homes are cheap here with the median value of a home being $62100 compared to $181400 nationwide. 81.4% of housing units in Potter County are occupied by their owners.


The US Census Bureau reports 0.6% of the county's residents are foreign immigrants who have settled in one of the most remote places in America.

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