Hoople, North Dakota

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Hoople, North Dakota
City
Nickname(s): Tater Town, USA
Location of Hoople, North Dakota
Location of Hoople, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°32′7″N 97°38′13″W / 48.53528°N 97.63694°W / 48.53528; -97.63694Coordinates: 48°32′7″N 97°38′13″W / 48.53528°N 97.63694°W / 48.53528; -97.63694
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Walsh
Area[1]
 • Total 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Land 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 892 ft (272 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 242
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 239
 • Density 672.2/sq mi (259.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58243
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-38780
GNIS feature ID 1029523[4]

Hoople is a city in Walsh County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 242 at the 2010 census.[5] Hoople was founded in 1889. Hoople's nickname is "Tatertown."

Hoople is probably best known outside North Dakota as the location of University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople, the fictional university created by Peter Schickele. (Presumably it is an extension campus of a fictional University of Southern North Dakota, since the real Hoople is located in the northeastern, not southern, part of the state.)

Geography[edit]

Hoople is located at 48°32′7″N 97°38′13″W / 48.53528°N 97.63694°W / 48.53528; -97.63694 (48.535224, -97.636818).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 174
1910 175 0.6%
1920 250 42.9%
1930 325 30.0%
1940 346 6.5%
1950 447 29.2%
1960 334 −25.3%
1970 330 −1.2%
1980 350 6.1%
1990 310 −11.4%
2000 292 −5.8%
2010 242 −17.1%
Est. 2013 239 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 242 people, 115 households, and 63 families residing in the city. The population density was 672.2 inhabitants per square mile (259.5 /km2). There were 135 housing units at an average density of 375.0 per square mile (144.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.0% White, 6.6% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.1% of the population.

There were 115 households of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.2% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 21.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.6% were from 25 to 44; 34.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 292 people, 133 households, and 79 families residing in the city. The population density was 817.0 people per square mile (313.2/km²). There were 148 housing units at an average density of 414.1 per square mile (158.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.60% White, 0.68% Native American, 0.34% Asian, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.45% of the population.

There were 133 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 39.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.6% 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 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,250, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $26,786 versus $21,094 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,836. About 6.0% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.7% of those sixty five or over.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Lynn Frazier, governor of North Dakota and United States Senator

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