Richland County, North Dakota
|Richland County, North Dakota|
Richland County Courthouse in Wahpeton
Location in the state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
|Founded||November 25, 1873|
|• Total||1,445 sq mi (3,743 km2)|
|• Land||1,436 sq mi (3,719 km2)|
|• Water||9.7 sq mi (25 km2), 0.7%|
|• Density||11/sq mi (4/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Richland County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,321. Its county seat is Wahpeton. The county was created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for Morgan T. Rich of Wahpeton, who settled on the site of the future city in 1869. County government was organized on November 25, 1873.
- Interstate 29
- North Dakota Highway 11
- North Dakota Highway 13
- North Dakota Highway 18
- North Dakota Highway 27
- North Dakota Highway 46
- North Dakota Highway 127
- Cass County (north)
- Wilkin County, Minnesota (east)
- Traverse County, Minnesota (southeast)
- Roberts County, South Dakota (south)
- Sargent County (west)
- Ransom County (west)
National protected area
- Sheyenne National Grassland (part)
As of the census of 2000, there were 17,998 people, 6,885 households, and 4,427 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 7,575 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.83% White, 0.34% Black or African American, 1.66% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 46.5% were of German and 26.9% Norwegian ancestry.
There were 6,885 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 14.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 107.7 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 108.6 men.
The median income for a household in the county was $36,098, and the median income for a family was $45,484. Men had a median income of $30,829 versus $20,310 for women. The per capita income for the county was $16,339. About 6.1% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.
- Liberty Grove
- West End
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- Richland County, North Dakota
- A history of Richland County and the city of Wahpeton, North Dakota (1938?) from the Digital Horizons website
|Sargent County and Ransom County||Wilkin County, Minnesota|
|Roberts County, South Dakota||Traverse County, Minnesota|