Bowman County, North Dakota

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Bowman County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Bowman 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 March 8, 1883
Seat Bowman
Largest city Bowman
Area
 • Total 1,167 sq mi (3,023 km2)
 • Land 1,162 sq mi (3,010 km2)
 • Water 5 sq mi (13 km2), 0.42%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 3,214
 • Density 3/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.bowmannd.com

Bowman County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,151.[1] Its county seat is Bowman.[2]

Bowman County was created by the 1883 Dakota Territory legislature but eliminated in 1903 due to a lack of settlement. The county was then reestablished in 1907 by a proclamation by Governor John Burke. The name comes from Edward M. Bowman, member of the territorial House of Representatives during the 1883 session. The county government was first organized on July 5, 1907; Bowman has always been the county seat.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,167 square miles (3,022.5 km2), of which 1,162 square miles (3,009.6 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (0.42%) is water.[4]

Detailed map of Bowman County.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 4,668
1920 4,768 2.1%
1930 5,119 7.4%
1940 3,860 −24.6%
1950 4,001 3.7%
1960 4,154 3.8%
1970 3,901 −6.1%
1980 4,229 8.4%
1990 3,596 −15.0%
2000 3,242 −9.8%
2010 3,151 −2.8%
Est. 2013 3,214 2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,242 people, 1,358 households, and 890 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,596 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.98% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.1% were of German, 28.1% Norwegian, 5.3% Irish and 5.0% Polish ancestry.

There were 1,358 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 4.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% were non-families. 31.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,906, and the median income for a family was $39,485. Males had a median income of $28,682 versus $17,992 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,662. About 5.90% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

USS Bowman County[edit]

The U.S. Navy ship USS Bowman County (LST-391), a tank landing ship in World War II, was named after this county.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

  1. 1,676 - Bowman
  2. 284 - Scranton
  3. 173 - Rhame
  4. 16 - Gascoyne

Note: all incorporated municipalities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size.

2012 estimate population[6]

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. ^ "County History". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". United States Census Bureau. 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 

Coordinates: 46°07′N 103°31′W / 46.11°N 103.52°W / 46.11; -103.52