LaMoure County, North Dakota

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LaMoure County, North Dakota
La Moure County Courthouse.jpg
Map of North Dakota highlighting LaMoure 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 October 17, 1881
Seat LaMoure
Largest city LaMoure
Area
 • Total 1,151 sq mi (2,981 km2)
 • Land 1,146 sq mi (2,968 km2)
 • Water 4.9 sq mi (13 km2), 0.4%
Population (Est.)
 • (2014) 4,149
 • Density 3.6/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.lamourend.com

LaMoure County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,139.[1] Its county seat is LaMoure.[2] The county was created in 1873 and later organized in 1881.[3][4] It was named for Judson LaMoure, a state legislator.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,151 square miles (2,980 km2), of which 1,146 square miles (2,970 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (0.4%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 20
1890 3,187 15,835.0%
1900 6,048 89.8%
1910 10,724 77.3%
1920 11,564 7.8%
1930 11,517 −0.4%
1940 10,298 −10.6%
1950 9,498 −7.8%
1960 8,705 −8.3%
1970 7,117 −18.2%
1980 6,473 −9.0%
1990 5,383 −16.8%
2000 4,701 −12.7%
2010 4,139 −12.0%
Est. 2014 4,149 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,701 people, 1,942 households, and 1,308 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,271 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.23% White, 0.02% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 50.7% were of German, 22.8% Norwegian and 5.5% Swedish ancestry.

There were 1,942 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 4.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 30.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 23.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,707, and the median income for a family was $36,495. Males had a median income of $26,351 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,059. 14.70% of the population and 12.30% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.30% are under the age of 18 and 12.90% are 65 or older.

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Airports[edit]

Kulm Municipal Airport (FAA LID: D03) is a public use airport located in LaMoure County, one nautical mile (1.85 km) northeast of the central business district of Kulm, North Dakota.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated community[edit]

Townships[edit]

Ghost town[edit]

U.S. Navy ships[edit]

The United States Navy commissioned two tank landing ships named for the county. The first, USS La Moure County (LST-883), was commissioned 23 January 1945, and served until 7 December 1959. The second, USS La Moure County (LST-1194), was commissioned December 1, 1971 and served until 17 November 2000.

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. ^ "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. Government Printing Office. p. 180. 
  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. 

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Coordinates: 46°28′N 98°32′W / 46.47°N 98.53°W / 46.47; -98.53