McLean County, North Dakota
|McLean County, North Dakota|
Location in the state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 8, 1883|
|• Total||2,328 sq mi (6,029 km2)|
|• Land||2,110 sq mi (5,465 km2)|
|• Water||218 sq mi (565 km2), 9.37%|
|• Density||5/sq mi (2/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
McLean County (// mə-KLAYN) is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,962. Its county seat is Washburn. The county was created by the 1883 territorial legislature and organized on November 1, 1883. It was named for John A. McLean, a prominent citizen and the first mayor of Bismarck, North Dakota. Washburn has always been the county seat.
- Ward County (north)
- McHenry County (northeast)
- Sheridan County (east)
- Burleigh County (southeast)
- Oliver County (south)
- Mercer County (southwest)
- Dunn County (west)
- Mountrail County (northwest)
||Mountrail County||Ward County||McHenry County|
|Dunn County||Sheridan County|
|Mercer County||Oliver County||Burleigh County|
- U.S. Highway 83
- North Dakota Highway 28
- North Dakota Highway 37
- North Dakota Highway 53
- North Dakota Highway 41
- North Dakota Highway 200
- North Dakota Highway 1804
National protected areas
- Audubon National Wildlife Refuge
- Camp Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Hiddenwood National Wildlife Refuge (part)
- Lake Nettie National Wildlife Refuge
- Lake Otis National Wildlife Refuge
- Lost Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- McLean National Wildlife Refuge
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,311 people, 3,815 households, and 2,712 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 5,264 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.52% White, 0.02% Black or African American, 5.95% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 0.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 48.6% were of German and 22.1% Norwegian ancestry according to the 2000 census.
There were 3,815 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.30% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 27.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,337, and the median income for a family was $39,604. Males had a median income of $32,376 versus $18,224 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,220. About 10.40% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.30% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.
- Benedict (Population:66)
- Butte (Population:68)
- Coleharbor (Population:79)
- Garrison (Population:1,453)
- Max (Population:334)
- Mercer (Population:94)
- Riverdale (Population:205)
- Ruso (Population:4)
- Turtle Lake (Population:581)
- Underwood (Population:778)
- Washburn (Population:1,246)
- Wilton (Population:711; however, only 550 in McLean County; 161 in Burleigh County)
Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size.
- White Shield (Population:336)
Communities flooded by Garrison Dam
- Elbowoods (Arikara: hiswíkat [hiswíkAt]) 
- Red Butte, Mandan community, (Arikara: ituhkánit [itUhkə́NIt] )
- Lucky Mound
- Beaver Creek
- Shell Creek
- Charging Eagle
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