Bottineau County, North Dakota
|Bottineau County, North Dakota|
Location in the state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
|Founded||January 4, 1884|
|• Total||1,698 sq mi (4,398 km2)|
|• Land||1,669 sq mi (4,323 km2)|
|• Water||29 sq mi (75 km2), 1.72%|
|• Density||5/sq mi (2/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
The Territorial legislature identified Bottineau as one of the original counties of the territory in 1872 but it wasn't organized until July 17, 1884, at a meeting in Bottineau. It is named for Pierre Bottineau (c.1814-1895), a Métis pioneer, hunter, and trapper who became a successful land speculator.
Geography and native vegetation
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,698 square miles (4,397.8 km2), of which 1,669 square miles (4,322.7 km2) is land and 29 square miles (75.1 km2) (1.72%) is water. Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information shows: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bottineau_County_Native_Vegetation_Pie_Chart_Wiki_Version.pdf .
Adjacent counties and rural municipalities
- Argyle No. 1, Saskatchewan (north)
- Rural Municipality of Edward Manitoba (north)
- Rural Municipality of Arthur Manitoba (north)
- Rural Municipality of Brenda Manitoba (north)
- Rural Municipality of Winchester Manitoba (north)
- Rural Municipality of Morton Manitoba (north)
- Rolette County (east)
- Pierce County (southeast)
- McHenry County (south)
- Renville County (west)
||Argyle No. 1, Saskatchewan, Canada; R.M. of Edward, Manitoba Canada; R.M. of Arthur, Manitoba Canada; R.M. of Brenda, Manitoba Canada; R.M. of Winchester, Manitoba Canada; and R.M. of Morton, Manitoba Canada|
|Renville County||Rolette County|
|McHenry County||Pierce County|
- U.S. Highway 83
- North Dakota Highway 5
- North Dakota Highway 14
- North Dakota Highway 43
- North Dakota Highway 60
- North Dakota Highway 256
National protected areas
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,149 people, 2,962 households, and 1,954 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 4,409 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.22% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 1.45% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.4% were of Norwegian, 25.2% German and 5.4% French ancestry according to the 2000 census.
There were 2,962 households out of which 27.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 4.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% were non-families. 31.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,853, and the median income for a family was $37,701. Males had a median income of $26,728 versus $18,948 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,227. About 7.50% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.
- 2,215 - Bottineau
- 430 - Westhope
- 245 - Lansford
- 163 - Willow City
- 109 - Newburg
- 83 - Maxbass
- 57 - Souris
- 38 - Landa
- 29 - Gardena
- 29 - Kramer
- 27 - Antler
- 18 - Overly
Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size.
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "County History". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in North Dakota". United States Census Bureau. 2013-03-17. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- US Census 1900