Adams County, North Dakota

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Adams County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Adams County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded April 24, 1907
Seat Hettinger
Largest city Hettinger
Area
 • Total 989 sq mi (2,561 km2)
 • Land 988 sq mi (2,559 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.1%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 2,360
 • Density 2.4/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,343.[1] The county seat is Hettinger.[2] The county was created on April 17, 1907 and organized one week later.[3][4][5] It was named after John Quincy Adams (1848 – 1919), a railroad official for the Milwaukee Road Railroad and distant relative of U.S. President John Quincy Adams (1767 – 1848).[6][7]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 989 square miles (2,560 km2), of which 988 square miles (2,560 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.[8]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 5,407
1920 5,593 3.4%
1930 6,343 13.4%
1940 4,664 −26.5%
1950 4,910 5.3%
1960 4,449 −9.4%
1970 3,832 −13.9%
1980 3,584 −6.5%
1990 3,174 −11.4%
2000 2,593 −18.3%
2010 2,343 −9.6%
Est. 2013 2,360 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,593 people, 1,121 households, and 725 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.6 people per square mile (1.0/km²). There were 1,416 housing units at an average density of 1.4 per square mile (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.50% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. 0.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 40.6% were of German, 27.9% Norwegian and 5.6% English ancestry.

There were 1,121 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,079, and the median income for a family was $34,306. Males had a median income of $23,073 versus $18,714 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,425. About 8.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

Population by decade[edit]

Communities[edit]

Detailed map of Adams County

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unorganized territories[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Defunct townships[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ North Dakota Secretary of State (1995). North Dakota Blue Book. Bismarck: North Dakota Secretary of State. p. 446. 
  4. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ "County History". North Dakota.gov. The State of North Dakota. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ Wick, Douglas A. North Dakota Place Names. Hedemarken Collectibles. p. 217. ISBN 0-9620968-0-6. 
  7. ^ County History, State of North Dakota
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  13. ^ Holden Unorganized Territory consists of the boundaries of the former Holden Township.[1]
  14. ^ Whetstone Township disorganized and became part of West Adams Unorganized Territory January 1, 2006 [2].

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Coordinates: 46°05′N 102°32′W / 46.09°N 102.53°W / 46.09; -102.53