Parshall, North Dakota

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Parshall, North Dakota
City
Paul Broste Rock Museum in Parshall
Paul Broste Rock Museum in Parshall
Location of Parshall, North Dakota
Location of Parshall, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°57′17″N 102°8′4″W / 47.95472°N 102.13444°W / 47.95472; -102.13444Coordinates: 47°57′17″N 102°8′4″W / 47.95472°N 102.13444°W / 47.95472; -102.13444
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Mountrail
Area[1]
 • Total 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Land 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,932 ft (589 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 903
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 1,216
 • Density 1,641.8/sq mi (633.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58770
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-60940
GNIS feature ID 1030639[4]
Website www.parshallnd.com

Parshall (Hidatsa: dibiarugareesh)[5] is a city lying within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation. It is located on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in Mountrail County, North Dakota, United States. Its population was 903 at the 2010 census.[6] Parshall was founded in 1914, and is the home of the Paul Broste Rock Museum.

On February 15, 1936, Parshall recorded a temperature of -60 °F (-51 °C), setting a state record low temperature, which still stands today.[7]

Randy Hedberg, a former NFL quarterback, was born and raised in Parshall.

Geography[edit]

Parshall is located at 47°57′17″N 102°8′4″W / 47.95472°N 102.13444°W / 47.95472; -102.13444 (47.954806, -102.134513)[8].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 376
1930 470 25.0%
1940 570 21.3%
1950 935 64.0%
1960 1,216 30.1%
1970 1,246 2.5%
1980 1,059 −15.0%
1990 943 −11.0%
2000 981 4.0%
2010 903 −8.0%
Est. 2013 1,216 34.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2013 Estimate[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 903 people, 313 households, and 220 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,641.8 inhabitants per square mile (633.9 /km2). There were 364 housing units at an average density of 661.8 per square mile (255.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 30.6% White, 0.3% African American, 62.7% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 5.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.5% of the population.

There were 313 households of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 22.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.7% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.41.

The median age in the city was 31.6 years. 32.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 981 people, 339 households, and 240 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,803.4 people per square mile (701.4/km²). There were 392 housing units at an average density of 720.6 per square mile (280.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 41.79% White, 0.31% African American, 54.54% Native American, 1.22% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.26% of the population.

There were 339 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 25.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,500, and the median income for a family was $27,222. Males had a median income of $23,558 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,459. About 21.6% of families and 27.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.6% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

There are two schools in Parshall, the public elementary school and the public high school.[11] Along with White Shield, North Dakota, Parshall is known for being home to speakers of the Arikara language.[12]

Parshall High School

Oil Development[edit]

Parshall, North Dakota, is perhaps best known nationally for its namesake Parshall Oil Field, which surrounds the town. It was the 2006 discovery of the Parshall Field that started the North Dakota oil boom. Aspects of the oil boom near Parshall were presented in the series Boomtown on Discovery Communications cable channel Planet Green.

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, Parshall has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[13]

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