Renville County, North Dakota

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Renville County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Renville 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 June 3, 1910
Named for Joseph Renville
Seat Mohall
Largest city Mohall
Area
 • Total 893 sq mi (2,313 km2)
 • Land 877 sq mi (2,271 km2)
 • Water 16 sq mi (41 km2), 1.8%
Population (Est.)
 • (2014) 2,587
 • Density 2.8/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.renvillecountynd.org

Renville County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,470.[1] Its county seat is Mohall.[2] The county was originally created in 1873 but not organized until 1910.[3][4]

Renville County is part of the Minot, ND Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is south from the Canadian border of Saskatchewan.

History[edit]

The first Renville County was created by the 1872-73 Dakota Territory legislature, but was dissolved because of too little settlement. The name was then brought back in the 1908 general election under a proposal to divide Ward County. Though defeated on election day, the matter went to court, which led to the creation of the present-day Renville County in 1910. The county government was first organized on July 23, 1910; Mohall has always been the county seat.[3] The county's name honors Joseph Renville, an interpreter, translator, and important figure in dealings between white men and the Sioux.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 893 square miles (2,310 km2), of which 877 square miles (2,270 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (1.8%) is water.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties and rural municipalities[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 7,840
1920 7,776 −0.8%
1930 7,263 −6.6%
1940 5,533 −23.8%
1950 5,405 −2.3%
1960 4,698 −13.1%
1970 3,828 −18.5%
1980 3,608 −5.7%
1990 3,160 −12.4%
2000 2,610 −17.4%
2010 2,470 −5.4%
Est. 2014 2,587 4.7%
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 2,610 people, 1,085 households, and 748 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,413 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.74% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.8% were of Norwegian, 25.7% German and 5.6% Irish ancestry.

There were 1,085 households out of which 28.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,746, and the median income for a family was $36,023. Males had a median income of $25,346 versus $16,700 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,478. About 8.50% of families and 11.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 9.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

  • Brandon
  • Callahan
  • Clay
  • Colquhoun
  • Eden Valley
  • Ensign
  • Fairbanks
  • Grassland
  • Grover
  • Hamerly
  • Hamlet
  • Hurley
  • Ivanhoe
  • Lockwood
  • McKinney
  • Muskego
  • Plain
  • Prescott
  • Prosperity
  • Rockford
  • Roosevelt
  • Stafford
  • Van Buren
  • White Ash

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. ^ a b "County History". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  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" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  10. ^ Greene, shown on a 1977 USGS map (at present day 46th Ave NW and 86th Street NW), was a former station stop on the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Saint Marie Railroad. Its former streets are still shown on Google Earth and Yahoo! Maps
  11. ^ [1], Greene, ND. Retrieved January 2, 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°43′N 101°40′W / 48.71°N 101.66°W / 48.71; -101.66