McLean County, North Dakota

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McLean County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting McLean 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 March 8, 1883
Seat Washburn
Largest city Garrison
Area
 • Total 2,328 sq mi (6,029 km2)
 • Land 2,110 sq mi (5,465 km2)
 • Water 218 sq mi (565 km2), 9.37%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 9,517
 • Density 5/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.visitmcleancounty.com

McLean County (/məˈkln/ mə-KLAYN) is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,962.[1] Its county seat is Washburn.[2] 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.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,328 square miles (6,030 km2), of which 2,110 square miles (5,500 km2) is land and 218 square miles (560 km2) (9.37%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

McLean County has more National Wildlife Refuges than any other county in the United States.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 860
1900 4,791 457.1%
1910 14,496 202.6%
1920 17,266 19.1%
1930 17,991 4.2%
1940 16,082 −10.6%
1950 18,824 17.1%
1960 14,030 −25.5%
1970 11,251 −19.8%
1980 12,383 10.1%
1990 10,457 −15.6%
2000 9,311 −11.0%
2010 8,962 −3.7%
Est. 2013 9,517 6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[1]

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.

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.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

  1. 1,517 - Garrison
  2. 1,296 - Washburn
  3. 792 - Underwood
  4. 729 - Wilton (however, only 560 in McLean County; 169 in Burleigh County)
  5. 594 - Turtle Lake
  6. 344 - Max
  7. 215 - Riverdale
  8. 96 - Mercer
  9. 82 - Coleharbor
  10. 70 - Butte
  11. 68 - Benedict
  12. 4 - Ruso

Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size.

2012 estimate population[6]

Townships[edit]

  • Amundsville
  • Andrews
  • Aurena
  • Blackwater
  • Blue Hill
  • Butte
  • Byersville
  • Cremerville
  • Deepwater
  • Dogden
  • Douglas
  • Gate
  • Greatstone
  • Horseshoe Valley
  • Lake Williams
  • Longfellow
  • Loquemont
  • Malcolm
  • McGinnis
  • Medicine Hill
  • Mercer
  • Otis
  • Roseglen
  • Rosemont
  • Saint Mary
  • Snow
  • Turtle Lake
  • Victoria
  • Wise

Census-designated place[edit]

Other communities[edit]

Communities flooded by Garrison Dam[edit]

  • Elbowoods (Arikara: hiswíkat [hiswíkAt]) [7]
  • Red Butte, Mandan community, (Arikara: ituhkánit [itUhkə́NIt] [7])
  • Lucky Mound
  • Nishu
  • Beaver Creek
  • Independence
  • Shell Creek
  • Charging Eagle

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. ^ "County History". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". United States Census Bureau. 2014-04-02. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  7. ^ a b "AISRI Dictionary Database Search-- Arikara. Prototype version". Retrieved 2012-07-08. 

Coordinates: 47°37′N 101°19′W / 47.61°N 101.32°W / 47.61; -101.32