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The most populated county in the state, Minnehaha County is home to approximately 185,197 South Dakota residents. When you consider the 810 square miles of land area and the current population, this county has a population density of 226 people per square mile.
Sioux Falls is the county seat. Adjacent counties include Moody County to the north, Lincoln County to the south, Turner County to the southwest, McCook County to the west, and Lake County to the northwest. Adjacent counties in other states are Rock County in Minnesota and Lyon County in Iowa.
As a county with historical significance, Minnehaha County has several Siouxland Heritage Museums, including the Old Courthouse and Pettigrew Home. Old Courthouse tells the history of the region and has three floors with exhibits. Pettigrew Home offers guided tours to visitors. The museum was once the home of Richard Pettigrew, the first Senator of South Dakota. It was built in 1889 and is a Queen Anne- style home. The museum's many galleries tell the history of Sioux Falls during the end of the 1800s.
Interesting Facts About Minnehaha County
The median home value is $155,400.
The median household income is $53,525.
The average commute time is 17 minutes.
The percentage of residents with a high school diploma or higher is 91%.
The percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 29.4%.
Minnehaha County is a rural area with many incredible outdoor attractions. Some of the best include the Northern Links Golf Course, Sioux Valley Cycle Club and the Dewey Gevik Outdoor Conservation Learning Area. The Silver Creek Orchard and the Valley Side Farm Cheese reflect the rural feel of the county.
Wondering about the weather in Minnehaha County? You can expect to see most sunny days in July, August, and September. Grab your umbrella in June and August for significant rainfall. Looking forward to snow? Put those gloves on and be ready for December’s average of 11.51 inches of snowfall annually. The average high temperature is 74 degrees in July. The average low temperature is 15 degrees in January.
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