Beulah, North Dakota

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Beulah, North Dakota
City
Motto: "Small Town Appeal...Big City Looks"
Location of Beulah, North Dakota
Location of Beulah, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°16′5″N 101°46′38″W / 47.26806°N 101.77722°W / 47.26806; -101.77722Coordinates: 47°16′5″N 101°46′38″W / 47.26806°N 101.77722°W / 47.26806; -101.77722
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Mercer
Area[1]
 • Total 2.51 sq mi (6.50 km2)
 • Land 2.49 sq mi (6.45 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,785 ft (544 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,121
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 3,304
 • Density 1,253.4/sq mi (483.9/km2)
Time zone CDT (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 58523
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-06660
GNIS feature ID 1027971[4]
Highways ND 49
Website http://www.beulahnd.org/

Beulah is a city in Mercer County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 3,121 at the 2010 census,[5] making it the fourteenth largest city in North Dakota.

Beulah is home to the Dakota Gasification Company.

History[edit]

Beulah was founded in 1914. It was named after Beulah Stinchcombe, the niece of a local land developer.[6]

Geography and climate[edit]

Beulah is located at 47°16′5″N 101°46′38″W / 47.26806°N 101.77722°W / 47.26806; -101.77722 (47.268088, -101.777229).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.51 square miles (6.50 km2), of which, 2.49 square miles (6.45 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Climate data for Beulah, North Dakota (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 19.1
(−7.2)
21.6
(−5.8)
36.9
(2.7)
55.5
(13.1)
65.6
(18.7)
74.0
(23.3)
84.0
(28.9)
82.7
(28.2)
72.9
(22.7)
56.0
(13.3)
42.0
(5.6)
18.2
(−7.7)
52.4
(11.3)
Average low °F (°C) 0.3
(−17.6)
2.7
(−16.3)
17.8
(−7.9)
30.5
(−0.8)
41.4
(5.2)
50.2
(10.1)
56.4
(13.6)
54.4
(12.4)
45.9
(7.7)
33.1
(0.6)
20.3
(−6.5)
1.1
(−17.2)
29.5
(−1.4)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.66
(16.8)
0.65
(16.5)
0.89
(22.6)
0.88
(22.4)
2.75
(69.9)
3.36
(85.3)
1.93
(49)
1.12
(28.4)
2.18
(55.4)
1.25
(31.8)
0.51
(13)
0.55
(14)
16.73
(424.9)
Snowfall inches (cm) 12.6
(32)
9.2
(23.4)
14.5
(36.8)
4.8
(12.2)
3.4
(8.6)
0.3
(0.8)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
2.8
(7.1)
4.3
(10.9)
19.3
(49)
71.3
(181.1)
Source: NOAA[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 552
1930 913 65.4%
1940 942 3.2%
1950 1,501 59.3%
1960 1,318 −12.2%
1970 1,344 2.0%
1980 2,908 116.4%
1990 3,363 15.6%
2000 3,152 −6.3%
2010 3,121 −1.0%
Est. 2013 3,304 5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2013 Estimate[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,121 people, 1,353 households, and 862 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,253.4 inhabitants per square mile (483.9 /km2). There were 1,508 housing units at an average density of 605.6 per square mile (233.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 0.2% African American, 2.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 1,353 households of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.3% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% 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 2.81.

The median age in the city was 44.2 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 34.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census, there were 3,152 people, 1,213 households, and 851 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,307.8 inhabitants per square mile (505.0/km²). There were 1,475 housing units at an average density of 612.0 per square mile (236.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.78% White, 0.03% African American, 1.68% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.63% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are German (74.3%), Norwegian (12.3%), Irish (9.3%), Russian (7.7%), English (3.4%), Czech (2.3%).

There were 1,213 households of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median household income was $45,256 and the median family income was $54,700. Males had a median income of $50,870 versus $20,792 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,614. About 5.3% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 30.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Beulah's educational system started with a one room school house, located in an unused barn south of town. At its advent, only five local children attended the school. As its reputation grew, children from surrounding communities increased the school's attendance to over one hundred students. The school went on to receive several awards for educational excellence and was considered the pride of the town until a fire in 1934 destroyed the building.[citation needed]

Beulah has an elementary, middle, and high school. The sports teams are called the Miners. The American Legion baseball team is called the Cyclones.

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