Enderlin, North Dakota

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Enderlin, North Dakota
City
Downtown Enderlin: post office, history center, city hall
Downtown Enderlin: post office, history center, city hall
Location of Enderlin, North Dakota
Location of Enderlin, North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°37′21″N 97°36′0″W / 46.62250°N 97.60000°W / 46.62250; -97.60000Coordinates: 46°37′21″N 97°36′0″W / 46.62250°N 97.60000°W / 46.62250; -97.60000
Country United States
State North Dakota
Counties Ransom, Cass
Government
 • Mayor Deon Maasjo
Area[1]
 • Total 1.44 sq mi (3.73 km2)
 • Land 1.44 sq mi (3.73 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,086 ft (331 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 886
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 888
 • Density 615.3/sq mi (237.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58027
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-24260
GNIS feature ID 1036347[4]
Website http://enderlinnd.com/

Enderlin is a city in Cass and Ransom counties in the State of North Dakota. The population was 886 at the 2010 census.[5] Enderlin was founded in 1891.

Local folklore suggests the name is derived from the semi-German "End der Line" ("end of the line"), as the city was briefly the terminus of the Soo Line Railroad's main line through North Dakota.[6] Another explanation is that the name was suggested by the wife of a Soo Line official and comes from a fictional character in a book.[6]

Railway shipping remains an important part of the local economy, with the Soo Line, now a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway, continuing to operate a yard in the city. Another important part of the local economy is an ADM sunflower processing plant located several miles east of town.[7]

Geography[edit]

Enderlin is located at 46°37′21″N 97°36′0″W / 46.62250°N 97.60000°W / 46.62250; -97.60000 (46.622365, -97.600125)[8], along the Maple River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.44 square miles (3.73 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 636
1910 1,540 142.1%
1920 1,919 24.6%
1930 1,839 −4.2%
1940 1,593 −13.4%
1950 1,504 −5.6%
1960 1,596 6.1%
1970 1,343 −15.9%
1980 1,151 −14.3%
1990 997 −13.4%
2000 947 −5.0%
2010 886 −6.4%
Est. 2013 888 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2013 Estimate[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 886 people, 386 households, and 225 families residing in the city. The population density was 615.3 inhabitants per square mile (237.6 /km2). There were 454 housing units at an average density of 315.3 per square mile (121.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 386 households of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.7% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 48.5 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 25.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 947 people, 406 households, and 233 families residing in the city. The population density was 670.1 people per square mile (259.3/km²). There were 481 housing units at an average density of 340.4 per square mile (131.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.88% White, 0.32% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.95% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.32% of the population.

There were 406 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 25.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,589, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $36,042 versus $21,023 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,883. About 4.7% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Enderlin has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[11]

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