Kidder County, North Dakota

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Kidder County, North Dakota
Kidder County Courthouse 2008.jpg
Map of North Dakota highlighting Kidder 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 22, 1881
Named for Jefferson Kidder
Seat Steele
Largest city Steele
Area
 • Total 1,433 sq mi (3,711 km2)
 • Land 1,351 sq mi (3,499 km2)
 • Water 82 sq mi (212 km2), 5.7%
Population (Est.)
 • (2014) 2,424
 • Density 1.8/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Kidder County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,435.[1] Its county seat is Steele.[2] The county was created on January 4, 1873 and was named for Jefferson Parrish Kidder,[3] who served as a delegate to the United States Congress from Dakota Territory between 1875 to 1879 and as an associate justice of the territorial supreme court between 1865-1875 and 1879-1883. The county government was first organized on March 22, 1881.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,433 square miles (3,710 km2), of which 1,351 square miles (3,500 km2) is land and 82 square miles (210 km2) (5.7%) is water.[6]

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Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 89
1890 1,211 1,260.7%
1900 1,754 44.8%
1910 5,962 239.9%
1920 7,798 30.8%
1930 8,031 3.0%
1940 6,692 −16.7%
1950 6,168 −7.8%
1960 5,386 −12.7%
1970 4,362 −19.0%
1980 3,833 −12.1%
1990 3,332 −13.1%
2000 2,753 −17.4%
2010 2,485 −9.7%
Est. 2014 2,424 −2.5%
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 2,753 people, 1,158 households, and 787 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,610 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.49% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.07% Asian, and 0.15% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 64.2% were of German and 15.4% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 1,158 households out of which 27.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 4.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 29.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 5.00% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 24.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 103.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,389, and the median income for a family was $30,469. Males had a median income of $23,056 versus $17,250 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,270. About 17.60% of families and 19.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 23.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

  • Allen
  • Atwood
  • Baker
  • Buckeye
  • Bunker
  • Chestina
  • Clear Lake
  • Crown Hill
  • Crystal Springs
  • Excelsior
  • Frettim
  • Graf
  • Haynes
  • Lake Williams
  • Manning
  • Merkel
  • Northwest
  • Peace
  • Petersville
  • Pettibone
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Quinby
  • Rexine
  • Robinson
  • Sibley
  • Stewart
  • Tanner
  • Tappen
  • Tuttle
  • Valley
  • Vernon
  • Wallace
  • Weiser
  • Westford
  • Williams
  • Woodlawn

Unorganized territories[edit]

  • Kickapoo
  • South Kidder

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 174. 
  4. ^ "County History". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  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". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 

Coordinates: 46°59′N 99°47′W / 46.98°N 99.78°W / 46.98; -99.78