Place:Meade, South Dakota, United States

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Meade County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,434. Its county seat is Sturgis. It was created in 1889 and was named for Fort Meade, which was garrisoned as a United States military post in the area in 1878 and was named for General George Meade.

Meade County is part of the Rapid City, South Dakota, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Date Event Source
1889 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1890 4,640
1900 4,907
1910 12,640
1920 9,367
1930 11,482
1940 9,735
1950 11,516
1960 12,044
1970 16,618
1980 20,717
1990 21,878

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