Ramsey County, North Dakota

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Ramsey County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Ramsey 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 January 4, 1873
Named for Alexander Ramsey
Seat Devils Lake
Largest city Devils Lake
Area
 • Total 1,301 sq mi (3,370 km2)
 • Land 1,185 sq mi (3,069 km2)
 • Water 116 sq mi (300 km2), 8.92%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 11,554
 • Density 10/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.ramsey.nd.us

Ramsey County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,451.[1] Its county seat is Devils Lake.[2] The county was created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for Alexander Ramsey, a U.S. Senator from Minnesota at the time. County government was not formally organized until January 25, 1883.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,301 square miles (3,370 km2), of which 1,185 square miles (3,070 km2) is land and 116 square miles (300 km2) (8.92%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 281
1890 4,418 1,472.2%
1900 9,198 108.2%
1910 15,199 65.2%
1920 15,427 1.5%
1930 16,252 5.3%
1940 15,626 −3.9%
1950 14,373 −8.0%
1960 13,443 −6.5%
1970 12,915 −3.9%
1980 13,048 1.0%
1990 12,681 −2.8%
2000 12,066 −4.8%
2010 11,451 −5.1%
Est. 2013 11,554 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 12,066 people, 4,957 households, and 3,187 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 5,729 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.31% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 5.40% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.7% were of German and 33.7% Norwegian ancestry according to the 2000 census.

There were 4,957 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.70% were non-families. 31.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,600, and the median income for a family was $42,439. Males had a median income of $29,562 versus $18,629 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,060. About 8.70% of families and 12.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.90% of those under age 18 and 8.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

  1. 7,256 - Devils Lake
  2. 180 - Edmore
  3. 143 - Crary
  4. 117 - Starkweather
  5. 56 - Brocket
  6. 48 - Hampden
  7. 30 - Lawton
  8. 12 - Churchs Ferry

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

2013 estimate population[6]

Townships[edit]

  • Bartlett
  • Cato
  • Chain Lakes
  • Coulee
  • Creel
  • De Groat
  • Dry Lake
  • Fancher
  • Freshwater
  • Grand Harbor
  • Hammer
  • Harding
  • Highland Center
  • Hope
  • Klingstrup
  • Lawton
  • Lillehoff
  • Minnewaukan
  • Morris
  • Newbre
  • Newland
  • Noonan
  • North Creel
  • Northfield
  • Odessa
  • Ontario
  • Overland
  • Pelican
  • Poplar Grove
  • Prospect
  • Royal
  • South Minnewaukan
  • Stevens
  • Sullivan
  • Triumph
  • Webster

Unincorporated communities[edit]

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. 2013-06-01. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 

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Coordinates: 48°15′N 98°43′W / 48.25°N 98.72°W / 48.25; -98.72