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, 1873
Named for Joseph Renville
Seat Mohall
Largest city Mohall
Area
 • Total 892 sq mi (2,310 km2)
 • Land 875 sq mi (2,266 km2)
 • Water 17 sq mi (44 km2), 1.94%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 2,608
 • Density 3/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
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] It is south from the Canadian border of Saskatchewan.

Renville County is part of the Minot, ND Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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 892 square miles (2,310 km²), of which 875 square miles (2,266 km²) is land and 17 square miles (45 km²) (1.94%) is water.[4]

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. 2013 2,608 5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[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]

  1. 805 - Mohall
  2. 404 - Glenburn
  3. 251 - Sherwood
  4. 48 - Tolley
  5. 9 - Loraine
  6. 7 - Grano

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

2012 estimate population[6]

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. ^ "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 Population for Incorporated Places in North Dakota". United States Census Bureau. 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  7. ^ [1], Greene, ND. Retrieved January 2, 2011.

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