Lisbon, North Dakota

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Lisbon, North Dakota
City
Ransom County Courthouse in Lisbon
Ransom County Courthouse in Lisbon
Motto: "A Place to Call Home!"
Location of Lisbon, North dakota
Location of Lisbon, North dakota
Coordinates: 46°26′21″N 97°41′1″W / 46.43917°N 97.68361°W / 46.43917; -97.68361Coordinates: 46°26′21″N 97°41′1″W / 46.43917°N 97.68361°W / 46.43917; -97.68361
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Ransom
Area[1]
 • Total 2.25 sq mi (5.83 km2)
 • Land 2.25 sq mi (5.83 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,083 ft (330 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,154
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 2,172
 • Density 957.3/sq mi (369.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58054
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-47100
GNIS feature ID 1029920[4]
Highways ND 27, ND 32
Website www.lisbonnd.com

Lisbon is a city in Ransom County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Ransom County.[5] The population was 2,154 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Scene at the North Dakota Veterans Home, 2010.

Lisbon was founded in 1880 by Joseph L. Colton, who named the new city after Lisbon, New York, his wife's hometown.[7] Picnickers in Sandager Park can often watch canoeists paddle by on the Sheyenne. Camping is available in Sandager Park and five miles south of the city in Dead Colt Creek Recreation Area. Pioneer Lisbon newspaper publisher W.D. Boyce is credited with importing the concept for the Boy Scouts from England to the United States. The verdant campus of the North Dakota Veterans Home, established in 1891, provides pleasant retirement living for military vets. Construction is underway for a large new facility adjacent to the current one.

Downtown Lisbon is home to the Scenic movie theater, which was established in 1911. The Scenic is the oldest, continuously running theater in the United States.[8]

Geography and climate[edit]

Lisbon is located at 46°26′21″N 97°41′1″W / 46.43917°N 97.68361°W / 46.43917; -97.68361 (46.439141, -97.683520)[9].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.25 square miles (5.83 km2), all of it land.[1]

Lisbon is at the intersection of State Highways 27 (5th Avenue) and 32 (Main Street).

Climate data for Lisbon, North Dakota (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 20.1
(−6.6)
25.6
(−3.6)
37.4
(3)
55.8
(13.2)
69.0
(20.6)
77.9
(25.5)
83.3
(28.5)
82.2
(27.9)
71.8
(22.1)
57.5
(14.2)
38.0
(3.3)
24.6
(−4.1)
53.6
(12)
Average low °F (°C) 0.5
(−17.5)
5.7
(−14.6)
18.2
(−7.7)
31.1
(−0.5)
43.6
(6.4)
53.3
(11.8)
58.5
(14.7)
56.0
(13.3)
45.7
(7.6)
33.4
(0.8)
19.0
(−7.2)
6.6
(−14.1)
31.0
(−0.6)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.58
(14.7)
0.46
(11.7)
1.06
(26.9)
1.44
(36.6)
2.85
(72.4)
3.29
(83.6)
3.00
(76.2)
2.08
(52.8)
2.35
(59.7)
2.03
(51.6)
0.77
(19.6)
0.53
(13.5)
20.42
(518.7)
Snowfall inches (cm) 7.8
(19.8)
5.4
(13.7)
8.5
(21.6)
2.7
(6.9)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.8
(2)
8.3
(21.1)
7.9
(20.1)
41.6
(105.7)
Source: NOAA[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 935
1900 1,046 11.9%
1910 1,758 68.1%
1920 1,855 5.5%
1930 1,650 −11.1%
1940 1,997 21.0%
1950 2,031 1.7%
1960 2,093 3.1%
1970 2,090 −0.1%
1980 2,283 9.2%
1990 2,177 −4.6%
2000 2,292 5.3%
2010 2,154 −6.0%
Est. 2013 2,172 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2013 Estimate[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,154 people, 966 households, and 531 families residing in the city. The population density was 957.3 inhabitants per square mile (369.6 /km2). There were 1,090 housing units at an average density of 484.4 per square mile (187.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 966 households of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.0% were non-families. 41.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 46.4 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.8% were from 45 to 64; and 23.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,292 people, 948 households, and 571 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,019.7 people per square mile (393.3/km²). There were 1,017 housing units at an average density of 452.4 per square mile (174.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.65% White, 0.04% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.26% Asian, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 948 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,024, and the median income for a family was $47,566. Males had a median income of $36,917 versus $18,315 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,757. About 0.3% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.8% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

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 2014-06-02. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Wick, Douglas A. "Lisbon (Ransom County)". North Dakota Place Names. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  8. ^ Evenson, Samantha. "A Community Rallies to Save Its Historic Theater". USDA blog. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 2, 2014. 

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