Bottineau County, North Dakota

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Bottineau County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Bottineau 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 July 17, 1884
Named for Pierre Bottineau
Seat Bottineau
Largest city Bottineau
Area
 • Total 1,697 sq mi (4,395 km2)
 • Land 1,668 sq mi (4,320 km2)
 • Water 29 sq mi (75 km2), 1.7%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 6,736
 • Density 3.9/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.bottineau.com

Bottineau County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,429.[1] Its county seat is Bottineau.[2]

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.[3] It is named for Pierre Bottineau (c.1814-1895), a Métis pioneer, hunter, and trapper who became a successful land speculator.[4]

Bottineau is well known for its winter park, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. It is south from the Canadian borders of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Geography[edit]

Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,697 square miles (4,400 km2), of which 1,668 square miles (4,320 km2) is land and 29 square miles (75 km2) (1.7%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties and rural municipalities[edit]

Major highways[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 2,893
1900 7,532 160.4%
1910 17,295 129.6%
1920 15,109 −12.6%
1930 14,853 −1.7%
1940 13,253 −10.8%
1950 12,140 −8.4%
1960 11,315 −6.8%
1970 9,496 −16.1%
1980 9,239 −2.7%
1990 8,011 −13.3%
2000 7,149 −10.8%
2010 6,429 −10.1%
Est. 2013 6,736 4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

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.

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.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

  • Amity
  • Antler
  • Bentinck
  • Blaine
  • Brander
  • Cecil
  • Chatfield
  • Cordelia
  • Cut Bank
  • Dalen
  • Eidsvold
  • Elms
  • Elysian
  • Fidelity School Township [10]
  • Haram
  • Hastings
  • Hoffman
  • Homen
  • Kane
  • Lansford
  • Lewis
  • Lordsburg
  • Mount Rose
  • Newborg
  • Oak Creek
  • Oak Valley
  • Ostby
  • Peabody
  • Pickering
  • Renville
  • Richburg
  • Roland
  • Scandia
  • Scotia
  • Sergius
  • Sherman
  • Starbuck
  • Stone Creek
  • Tacoma
  • Wayne
  • Wellington
  • Wheaton
  • Whitby
  • Whitteron
  • Willow Vale

Unincorporated communities[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. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "County History". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ US Census 1900

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Coordinates: 48°47′N 100°50′W / 48.79°N 100.84°W / 48.79; -100.84