Park River, North Dakota

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Park River, North Dakota
City
Downtown Park River with grain elevators in the background
Downtown Park River with grain elevators in the background
Motto: "The Town With a Heart"
Location of Park River, North Dakota
Location of Park River, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°23′44″N 97°44′43″W / 48.39556°N 97.74528°W / 48.39556; -97.74528Coordinates: 48°23′44″N 97°44′43″W / 48.39556°N 97.74528°W / 48.39556; -97.74528
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Walsh
Area[1]
 • Total 2.17 sq mi (5.62 km2)
 • Land 2.17 sq mi (5.62 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 994 ft (303 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,403
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 1,390
 • Density 646.5/sq mi (249.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58270
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-60900
GNIS feature ID 1030633[4]
Highways ND 17
Website Park River's city website

Park River is a city in Walsh County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 1,403 at the 2010 census.[5] Park River was founded in 1884.

Geography[edit]

Park River is located at 48°23′44″N 97°44′43″W / 48.39556°N 97.74528°W / 48.39556; -97.74528 (48.395443, -97.745375).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.17 square miles (5.62 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 534
1900 1,088 103.7%
1910 1,008 −7.4%
1920 1,114 10.5%
1930 1,131 1.5%
1940 1,408 24.5%
1950 1,692 20.2%
1960 1,813 7.2%
1970 1,680 −7.3%
1980 1,844 9.8%
1990 1,725 −6.5%
2000 1,535 −11.0%
2010 1,403 −8.6%
Est. 2013 1,390 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,403 people, 643 households, and 360 families residing in the city. The population density was 646.5 inhabitants per square mile (249.6/km2). There were 734 housing units at an average density of 338.2 per square mile (130.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 1.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 643 households of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.0% were non-families. 39.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 49.4 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 27.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,535 people, 660 households, and 390 families residing in the city. The population density was 772.6 people per square mile (297.8/km²). There were 760 housing units at an average density of 382.5 per square mile (147.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.57% White, 0.07% African American, 1.63% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 1.56% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.61% of the population.

There were 660 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 28.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,347, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $26,154 versus $20,769 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,990. About 6.8% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 7.2% 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, Park River has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[9]

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