McCone County

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McCone County was formed on April 1, 1919 from portions of Dawson and Richland Counties.  Circle was selected as its permanent county seat in a run-off race with Vida 1112 to 1071. The county was named for State Senator George McCone (1853-1929). As of the 2012 U.S. Census the estimated population was 1,701 which means there are 3 people per square mile. 

McCone County is 2,643 square miles of mostly agricultural land.  It produces grains, cattle, sheep and wild game.  McCone County consisted of many small farms in 1919 when it was formed, but due to hard times and older farmers retiring, the average farm is much larger today.  McCone county has lost over half of the population it had when it became a county.

1920 4747
1930 4790
1940 3798
1950 3258
1960 3321
1970 2875
1980 2707




2010 1734

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