New Town, North Dakota

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New Town, North Dakota
neetuhčipiriínu [neetUhčipiriíNU]
City
Location of New Town, North Dakota
Location of New Town, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°58′54″N 102°29′5″W / 47.98167°N 102.48472°W / 47.98167; -102.48472Coordinates: 47°58′54″N 102°29′5″W / 47.98167°N 102.48472°W / 47.98167; -102.48472
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Mountrail
Area[1]
 • Total 1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)
 • Land 1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,900 ft (579 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,925
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 2,363
 • Density 1,503.9/sq mi (580.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58763
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-56740
GNIS feature ID 1030400[4]
Highways ND 23, ND 1804
Website http://www.newtownchamber.com/

New Town (Arikara: neetuhčipiriínu [neetUhčipiriíNU])[5] (Hidatsa: Awadihiraash)[6] is a city in Mountrail County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 1,925 at the 2010 census.[7] New Town was founded in 1953 to replace the cities of Sanish and Van Hook which were planned to be inundated by Lake Sakakawea.[8] It is the largest city and administrative center of the Fort Berthold Reservation. New Town is home to Fort Berthold Community College.

Geography[edit]

New Town is located at 47°58′54″N 102°29′5″W / 47.98167°N 102.48472°W / 47.98167; -102.48472 (47.981748, -102.484842)[9].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.28 square miles (3.32 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,586
1970 1,428 −10.0%
1980 1,335 −6.5%
1990 1,388 4.0%
2000 1,367 −1.5%
2010 1,925 40.8%
Est. 2013 2,363 22.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2013 Estimate[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,925 people, 647 households, and 437 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,503.9 inhabitants per square mile (580.7 /km2). There were 701 housing units at an average density of 547.7 per square mile (211.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 17.8% White, 0.2% African American, 76.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.

There were 647 households of which 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.3% were married couples living together, 23.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.5% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.58.

The median age in the city was 30.2 years. 30.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 8.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,367 people, 488 households, and 318 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,031.6 people per square mile (787.8/km²). There were 512 housing units at an average density of 760.9 per square mile (295.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 29.63% White, 0.15% African American, 66.86% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 2.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.

There were 488 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% were married couples living together, 22.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,524, and the median income for a family was $35,500. Males had a median income of $26,944 versus $21,630 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,490. About 17.2% of families and 23.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.2% of those under age 18 and 30.0% of those age 65 or over.

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, New Town has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[12]

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