Alsen, North Dakota

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Alsen, North Dakota
City
Location of Alsen, North Dakota
Location of Alsen, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°37′39″N 98°42′21″W / 48.62750°N 98.70583°W / 48.62750; -98.70583Coordinates: 48°37′39″N 98°42′21″W / 48.62750°N 98.70583°W / 48.62750; -98.70583[1]
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Cavalier
Area[2]
 • Total 29.88 sq mi (77.39 km2)
 • Land 29.36 sq mi (76.04 km2)
 • Water 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
Elevation 1,581 ft (482 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 35
 • Estimate (2013[4]) 34
 • Density 1.2/sq mi (0.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58311
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-01740
GNIS feature ID 1027688[5]

Alsen is a city in Cavalier County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 35 at the 2010 census.[6] Alsen was founded in 1905.

Geography[edit]

Alsen is located on State Route 66 approximately 8 miles (13 km) west of Loma.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.88 square miles (77.39 km2), of which, 29.36 square miles (76.04 km2) is land and 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 358
1940 312 −12.8%
1950 114 −63.5%
1960 228 100.0%
1970 201 −11.8%
1980 169 −15.9%
1990 113 −33.1%
2000 68 −39.8%
2010 35 −48.5%
Est. 2013 34 −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 35 people, 16 households, and 11 families residing in the city. The population density was 1.2 inhabitants per square mile (0.5 /km2). There were 28 housing units at an average density of 1.0 per square mile (0.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 16 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.64.

The median age in the city was 50.8 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 34.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.3% male and 45.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 68 people, 25 households, and 19 families residing in the city. The population density was 2.3 people per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 45 housing units at an average density of 1.5 per square mile (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.06% White, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.

There were 25 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $57,500, and the median income for a family was $65,000. Males had a median income of $51,250 versus $41,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,982. There were 22.7% of families and 44.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 70.6% of under eighteens and 28.6% of those over 64.

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