Eddy County, North Dakota

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Eddy County, North Dakota
Eddy County Courthouse 2008.jpg
Map of North Dakota highlighting Eddy 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 31, 1885
Seat New Rockford
Largest city New Rockford
Area
 • Total 695 sq mi (1,800 km2)
 • Land 630 sq mi (1,632 km2)
 • Water 14 sq mi (36 km2), 2.19%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 2,404
 • Density 5/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Eddy County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,385.[1] Its county seat is New Rockford.[2] Eddy County was created by the 1885 territorial legislature from the northern half of Foster County and named for Ezra B. Eddy, a Fargo banker who had died a few weeks earlier. The county government was first organized on April 27, 1885.[3]

History[edit]

Eddy County was formed in 1885 from a portion of Foster County.[4] It was named after Ezra B. Eddy, one of the first bankers of the region in Fargo.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 644 square miles (1,668.0 km2), the smallest county in North Dakota, of which 630 square miles (1,631.7 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36.3 km2) (2.19%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

County Roads[edit]

  • Eddy County Road 1
  • Eddy County Road 2
  • Eddy County Road 3
  • Eddy County Road 4
  • Eddy County Road 5
  • Eddy County Road 6
  • Eddy County Road 7
  • Eddy County Road 8
  • Eddy County Road 9
  • Eddy County Road 10
  • Eddy County Road 12
  • Eddy County Road 14
  • Eddy County Road 16

Eddy County Road 14 is a north-south County Road in North Dakota. It runs from North Dakota Highway 15 near New Rockford, North Dakota to Eddy County Road 9 (1st Ave North) in downtown New Rockford.

Eddy County Road 9 is an East-West County Road in North Dakota. It runs from US 281/North Dakota Highway 15 (1st Street) in New Rockford, North Dakota to Wells County CR 2 near New Rockford.

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,377
1900 3,330 141.8%
1910 4,800 44.1%
1920 6,493 35.3%
1930 6,346 −2.3%
1940 5,741 −9.5%
1950 5,372 −6.4%
1960 4,936 −8.1%
1970 4,103 −16.9%
1980 3,554 −13.4%
1990 2,951 −17.0%
2000 2,757 −6.6%
2010 2,385 −13.5%
Est. 2013 2,404 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,757 people, 1,164 households, and 743 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,418 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.37% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 2.36% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.1% were of Norwegian and 32.5% German ancestry.

There were 1,164 households out of which 27.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 5.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.10% were non-families. 34.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.40% 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 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 22.50% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 24.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,642, and the median income for a family was $37,625. Males had a median income of $24,063 versus $20,344 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,941. About 6.90% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.50% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

  1. 1,384 - New Rockford
  2. 200 - Sheyenne

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

2012 estimate population[7]

Townships[edit]

  • Bush
  • Cherry Lake
  • Columbia
  • Colvin
  • Eddy
  • Freeborn
  • Gates
  • Grandfield
  • Hillsdale
  • Lake Washington
  • Munster
  • New Rockford
  • Paradise
  • Pleasant Prairie
  • Rosefield
  • Sheldon
  • Superior
  • Tiffany

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

Coordinates: 47°43′N 98°54′W / 47.72°N 98.90°W / 47.72; -98.90