McClusky, North Dakota

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McClusky, North Dakota
City
Sign entering McClusky on Highway 200 westbound
Sign entering McClusky on Highway 200 westbound
Location of McClusky, North Dakota
Location of McClusky, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°29′3″N 100°26′32″W / 47.48417°N 100.44222°W / 47.48417; -100.44222Coordinates: 47°29′3″N 100°26′32″W / 47.48417°N 100.44222°W / 47.48417; -100.44222
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Sheridan
Area[1]
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,923 ft (586 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 380
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 362
 • Density 974.4/sq mi (376.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58463
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-49020
GNIS feature ID 1030134[4]
Website http://mccluskynd.com/

McClusky is a city in Sheridan County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Sheridan County[5]. The population was 380 at the 2010 census.[6] McClusky was founded in 1905. It is the closest town to the geographical center of North Dakota, which lies about five miles to the southwest.[7]

History[edit]

McClusky was founded mainly by German and Norwegian settlers in 1905. Even with chernozem soil, the low rainfall of 16.5 inches per year makes farming in the area difficult. The principal crops are flax and wheat, which were greatly aided in 1976 by the completion of the McClusky Canal just west of town which brings valuable irrigation water 74 miles from Lake Audubon (close to the Garrison Dam) to near the source of the Sheyenne River. Tourism today largely revolves around cyclists and pheasant hunters. The major festival is the Midsummer Fest, which is held annually during the second weekend of July. The local newspaper, the McClusky Gazette, is published weekly and maintains an office on Main Street. In the fall of 2009, the Lady Coyotes volleyball had their last home game of the season. In the fall of 2010, the Lady Coyotes volleyball will co. op. with the Turtle Lake-Mercer Trojans.

Transportation[edit]

The Red River Valley and Western Railroad ran to McClusky and further west until the early 1990s, with formal abandonment of the rail line occurring in 2000. North Dakota Highway 200 which runs through downtown is popular with cross-country cyclists. There is also an airport for small planes, the McClusky Municipal Airport.

Geography[edit]

McClusky is located at 47°29′3″N 100°26′32″W / 47.48417°N 100.44222°W / 47.48417; -100.44222 (47.484280, -100.442103)[8].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 517
1920 646 25.0%
1930 719 11.3%
1940 924 28.5%
1950 850 −8.0%
1960 751 −11.6%
1970 664 −11.6%
1980 658 −0.9%
1990 492 −25.2%
2000 415 −15.7%
2010 380 −8.4%
Est. 2012 362 −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2012 Estimate[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 380 people, 206 households, and 103 families residing in the city. The population density was 974.4 inhabitants per square mile (376.2 /km2). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 712.8 per square mile (275.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.8% White, 0.5% African American, 2.9% Native American, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 206 households of which 13.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 47.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.84 and the average family size was 2.58.

The median age in the city was 54 years. 17.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.8% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 37.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.5% male and 55.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 500 people, 205 households, and 110 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,072.9 people per square mile (410.9/km²). There were 247 housing units at an average density of 638.6 per square mile (244.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.28% White and 0.72% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 205 households out of which 18.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.9% were non-families. 43.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.93 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the city the population was spread out with 16.9% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 17.8% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 36.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,731, and the median income for a family was $32,344. Males had a median income of $26,094 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,874. About 12.4% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 22.9% 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, McClusky has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[11]

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