Richland County, North Dakota

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Richland County, North Dakota
Richland County Courthouse Wahpeton.jpg
Richland County Courthouse in Wahpeton
Map of North Dakota highlighting Richland 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
Seat Wahpeton
Largest city Wahpeton
Area
 • Total 1,446 sq mi (3,745 km2)
 • Land 1,437 sq mi (3,722 km2)
 • Water 9 sq mi (23 km2), 0.62%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 16,339
 • Density 13/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.richland.nd.us

Richland County is a county located in the State of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,321.[1] Its county seat is Wahpeton.[2] 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.[3]

Richland County is part of the Wahpeton, ND–MN Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Fargo-Wahpeton, ND-MN Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,446 square miles (3,750 km2), of which 1,437 square miles (3,720 km2) is land and 9 square miles (23 km2) (0.62%) is water.[4]

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History[edit]

Richland County was formed in 1873. It was named for Morgan T. Rich, an early settler in the area.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 3,597
1890 10,751 198.9%
1900 17,387 61.7%
1910 19,659 13.1%
1920 20,887 6.2%
1930 21,008 0.6%
1940 20,519 −2.3%
1950 19,865 −3.2%
1960 18,824 −5.2%
1970 18,089 −3.9%
1980 19,207 6.2%
1990 18,148 −5.5%
2000 17,998 −0.8%
2010 16,321 −9.3%
Est. 2013 16,339 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[1]

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.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

  1. 7,800 - Wahpeton
  2. 894 - Hankinson
  3. 635 - Lidgerwood
  4. 419 - Wyndmere
  5. 356 - Fairmount
  6. 261 - Abercrombie
  7. 234 - Walcott
  8. 194 - Mooreton
  9. 149 - Christine
  10. 121 - Colfax
  11. 80 - Dwight
  12. 62 - Mantador
  13. 59 - Great Bend
  14. 51 - Barney

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

2012 estimate population[6]

Townships[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. 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 

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Coordinates: 46°16′N 96°57′W / 46.27°N 96.95°W / 46.27; -96.95