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Pennington County, SD Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 230
Rapid City, SD 57709 ujs.sd.gov/County_Information/pen...
Hours: 8AM-4:55PM M-F MST
P: 605-394-2571
F: 605-394-2590
Couriers: 315 St Joseph St
Rapid City, SD 57701
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Family, Probate, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, or mental health records released
Note that civil cases for amounts up to $12,000 may be held at the Magistrate Court, but all money judgments can be access as described below.

Pennington County, SD Vital Records

Contact the Pennington County Register of Deeds Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Pennington County Register of Deeds
Register of Deeds
http://www.pennco.org/ROD
8AM-5PM MST
Phone: 605-394-2177
Fax: 605-394-4056

Pennington County Vital Certificates

Pennington County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Pennington County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 2,776.15 sq mi
Population (2009): 100,850
  • Females: 50.1%
  • White: 86.5%
  • Black/African American: 1.6%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 4.3%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 83.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): 12,277
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.1%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 13.5%
High School Graduates (2000): 87.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 25.0%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.49
Housing Units (2000): 37,249
Homeownership Rate (2000): 66.2%
Migration Flow to Pennington County, SD from (2007-2008):

Pennington County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $2,558,194
  • Construction: $200,730
  • Retail Trade: $227,571
  • Professional and Technical Services: $116,701
  • Healthcare: $435,398
  • Banking: $132,856
  • Retail Trade: $227,571
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $111,290
  • Manufacturing: $158,379
  • Farms: $6,265
  • Government: $644,949
Employed (2000): 44,384
Unemployed (2000): 2,109
Unemployment Rate (2009): 4.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $36,425
Local Government Employment (2007): 4,438
Local Government Revenue (2007): $231,147 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $114,966 (thou. dol.)

Pennington County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,604
  • Per 1,000 population: 16.6
Deaths (2007): 629
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 8
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.0

Pennington County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 469
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 3
  • Forcible rape: 139
  • Robbery: 53
  • Aggravated Assault: 274
Property Crimes (2008): 3,043
  • Burglary: 512
  • Larceny-Theft: 2,369
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 162

Pennington County Genealogy Records