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Union County, South Dakota

US county information
NameUnion County
StateSouth Dakota
SeatElk Point
US Area
Total Area467 sq mi (1209.5 km2)
Land Area460 sq mi (1191.4 km2)
Water Area7 sq mi (18.1 km2)
Population14399 (2010)
Density12.1/km2 (31.23/sq mi)
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. It is part of the Sioux City, IA - NE - SD Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,399.

Its county seat is Elk Point. Originally named Cole County, the named was changed to Union because of Civil War sentiment.

Progressive Farmer rated Union County second in the 2006 "Best Place to Live" in the U.S., because "its schools are good, its towns neat and its people friendly."

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