Kief, North Dakota

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Kief, North Dakota
City
Location of Kief, North Dakota
Location of Kief, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°51′32″N 100°30′44″W / 47.85889°N 100.51222°W / 47.85889; -100.51222Coordinates: 47°51′32″N 100°30′44″W / 47.85889°N 100.51222°W / 47.85889; -100.51222
Country United States
State North Dakota
County McHenry
Founded 1906
Incorporated (village) 1916
Incorporated (city) 1967
Named for Kiev, Ukraine
Area[1]
 • Total 1.24 sq mi (3.21 km2)
 • Land 1.22 sq mi (3.16 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,670 ft (509 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 13
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 14
 • Density 10.7/sq mi (4.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-42660
GNIS feature ID 1029735[4]

Kief is a city in McHenry County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 13 at the 2010 census.[5] It is part of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area. Kief was founded in 1906.

History[edit]

Kief was founded in 1906 as a station along the Soo Line Railroad. The city was named by Ukrainian settlers after the city of Kiev in Ukraine.[6][7] Kief was the traditional spelling for Kiev at the time.[7] A post office was established in 1909[8] and the town was later incorporated as a village in 1916.[9] It achieved a peak population of 307 in 1920.[10] It became a city in 1967, after the North Dakota Legislature enacted legislation that eliminated all existing incorporation titles for towns and villages in the state.[9]

Geography[edit]

Kief is located in Land Township roughly 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Drake, North Dakota.[7][4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.24 square miles (3.21 km2), of which, 1.22 square miles (3.16 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 307
1930 139 −54.7%
1940 159 14.4%
1950 135 −15.1%
1960 97 −28.1%
1970 46 −52.6%
1980 36 −21.7%
1990 24 −33.3%
2000 13 −45.8%
2010 13 0.0%
Est. 2013 14 7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2013 Estimate[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 13 people, 8 households, and 4 families residing in the city. The population density was 10.7 inhabitants per square mile (4.1 /km2). There were 12 housing units at an average density of 9.8 per square mile (3.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 8 households of which 12.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.0% were married couples living together, 25.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 50.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 25% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.63 and the average family size was 2.25.

The median age in the city was 55.8 years. 7.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 0.0% were from 25 to 44; 69.3% were from 45 to 64; and 23.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.8% male and 46.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census,[13] there were 13 people, 8 households, and 3 families residing in the city. The population density was 10.7 people per square mile (4.1/km²). There were 18 housing units at an average density of 14.8 per square mile (5.7/km²). Everyone was (by identity) White.

There were 8 households out of which just 2 households (25.0%) had children under the age of 18 living with them, 12.5% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 62.5% were non-families. 62.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 37.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.63 and the average family size was 2.67.

The largest population group in the city was 25 to 44 year olds, with 38.5%. Those aged 65 and over made up 30.8% of the population followed by those under the age of 18 with 23.1%. 45 to 64 year olds made up just 7.7% of the population. The median age was 42 years.[14]

The median income for a household in the city was $6,875, and the median income for a family was $12,500. There were no year-round workers in the city, though 77.8% of the population reported earnigs from Social Security income. When Social Security is excluded, 66.7% of the population reported some type of earnings. The per capita income for the city was $6,467. There were 50.0% of families living below the poverty line and 75.0% of the population. 100.0% of those over 64 were below the poverty line.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  4. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Williams, Mary Ann (Barnes) (1966). Origins of North Dakota Place Names. Bismarck, North Dakota: Bismarck Tribune. p. 155. OCLC 431626. 
  7. ^ a b c Wick, Douglas A. (1988). North Dakota Place Names. Bismarck, North Dakota: Hedemarken Collectibles. p. 102. ISBN 0-9620968-0-6. OCLC 191277027. 
  8. ^ Patera, Alan H.; John S. Gallagher (1982). North Dakota Post Offices, 1850-1982. Burtonsville, Maryland: The Depot. pp. 81–83. OCLC 09763647. 
  9. ^ a b North Dakota Secretary of State (1989). North Dakota Centennial Blue Book. Bismarck, ND: North Dakota Legislative Assembly. pp. 500 & 507. 
  10. ^ U.S. Census Bureau (1921). "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants, North Dakota" (PDF). Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920. Government Printing Office. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  11. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. "Census Demographic Profiles, Kief, North Dakota" (PDF). CenStats Databases. <http://censtats.census.gov/data/>. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  14. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. "QT-P1. Age Groups and Sex, Kief, North Dakota". American FactFinder. <http://factfinder.census.gov>. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 

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