Griggs County, North Dakota

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Griggs County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Griggs 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 June 16, 1882
Seat Cooperstown
Largest city Cooperstown
Area
 • Total 716 sq mi (1,854 km2)
 • Land 709 sq mi (1,836 km2)
 • Water 7.6 sq mi (20 km2), 1.1%
Population (Est.)
 • (2014) 2,319
 • Density 3.4/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.griggscountynd.gov

Griggs County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,420.[1] Its county seat is Cooperstown.[2] The county was founded in 1881 and later organized in 1882.[3][4] It was named for Alexander Griggs.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 716 square miles (1,850 km2), of which 709 square miles (1,840 km2) is land and 7.6 square miles (20 km2) (1.1%) is water.[6] It is the third-smallest county in North Dakota by land area and fourth-smallest by total area.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 2,817
1900 4,744 68.4%
1910 6,274 32.3%
1920 7,402 18.0%
1930 6,889 −6.9%
1940 5,818 −15.5%
1950 5,460 −6.2%
1960 5,023 −8.0%
1970 4,184 −16.7%
1980 3,714 −11.2%
1990 3,303 −11.1%
2000 2,754 −16.6%
2010 2,420 −12.1%
Est. 2014 2,319 −4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2014[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,754 people, 1,178 households, and 781 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,521 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.31% White, 0.22% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. 0.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 59.7% were of Norwegian and 24.9% German ancestry.

There were 1,178 households out of which 26.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 4.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 31.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 21.10% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 25.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,572, and the median income for a family was $38,611. Males had a median income of $26,981 versus $19,327 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,131. About 7.80% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated community[edit]

  • Karnak

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 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ "County History". North Dakota.gov. The State of North Dakota. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 145. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (April 20, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 

Coordinates: 47°28′N 98°14′W / 47.46°N 98.23°W / 47.46; -98.23