Ransom County, North Dakota

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Ransom County, North Dakota
Ransom County Courthouse 2008.jpg
Map of North Dakota highlighting Ransom 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 Established January 4, 1873
Organized April 4, 1881
Seat Lisbon
Largest city Lisbon
Area
 • Total 864 sq mi (2,238 km2)
 • Land 862 sq mi (2,233 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (4 km2), 0.2%
Population (Est.)
 • (2014) 5,446
 • Density 6.3/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.ransomcountynd.com

Ransom County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,457.[1] Its county seat is Lisbon.[2] The county was created in 1873 and organized in 1881.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 864 square miles (2,240 km2), of which 862 square miles (2,230 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (0.2%) is water.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 537
1890 5,393 904.3%
1900 6,919 28.3%
1910 10,345 49.5%
1920 11,618 12.3%
1930 10,983 −5.5%
1940 10,061 −8.4%
1950 8,876 −11.8%
1960 8,078 −9.0%
1970 7,102 −12.1%
1980 6,698 −5.7%
1990 5,921 −11.6%
2000 5,890 −0.5%
2010 5,457 −7.4%
Est. 2014 5,446 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2014[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,890 people, 2,350 households, and 1,560 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,604 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.93% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.5% were of German and 34.9% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 2,350 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.60% were non-families. 30.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 21.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 106.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,672, and the median income for a family was $44,865. Males had a median income of $35,023 versus $18,772 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,219. About 6.30% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.70% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

  • Aliceton
  • Alleghany
  • Bale
  • Big Bend
  • Casey
  • Coburn
  • Elliott
  • Fort Ransom
  • Greene
  • Hanson
  • Island Park
  • Isley
  • Liberty
  • McLeod
  • Moore
  • Northland
  • Owego
  • Preston
  • Rosemeade
  • Sandoun
  • Scoville
  • Shenford
  • Springer
  • Sydna
  • Tuller

Unincorporated community[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. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "County History". North Dakota.gov. The State of North Dakota. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (April 20, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 

Coordinates: 46°28′N 97°40′W / 46.46°N 97.66°W / 46.46; -97.66