Sargent County, North Dakota

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Sargent County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Sargent 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 April 9, 1883
Seat Forman
Largest city Gwinner
Area
 • Total 867 sq mi (2,246 km2)
 • Land 859 sq mi (2,225 km2)
 • Water 8 sq mi (21 km2), 0.96%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 3,890
 • Density 5/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.sargent.nd.us

Sargent County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,829.[1] Its county seat is Forman.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 867 square miles (2,250 km2), of which 859 square miles (2,220 km2) is land and 8 square miles (21 km2) (0.96%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 5,076
1900 6,039 19.0%
1910 9,202 52.4%
1920 9,655 4.9%
1930 9,298 −3.7%
1940 8,693 −6.5%
1950 7,616 −12.4%
1960 6,856 −10.0%
1970 5,937 −13.4%
1980 5,512 −7.2%
1990 4,549 −17.5%
2000 4,366 −4.0%
2010 3,829 −12.3%
Est. 2013 3,890 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,366 people, 1,786 households, and 1,243 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,016 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.24% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.5% were of German and 35.4% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 1,786 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.00% were married couples living together, 3.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.10% 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 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 110.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,213, and the median income for a family was $44,063. Males had a median income of $34,222 versus $19,844 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,689. About 6.00% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.90% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

the former Brampton Lutheran Church

In 1997 the Brampton Lutheran Church (originally built in 1908) was moved to Sletta near Radøy in Norway and reconstructed there. It is now called Emigrantkirka (Emigrant Church).

The Sargent County Courthouse, a Beaux Arts-style building built in 1910, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

  1. 781 - Gwinner
  2. 665 - Milnor
  3. 503 - Forman
  4. 166 - Rutland
  5. 101 - Cogswell
  6. 73 - Havana
  7. 27 - Cayuga

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

2012 estimate population[5]

Townships[edit]

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in North Dakota". United States Census Bureau. 2014-01-30. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 

Coordinates: 46°07′N 97°38′W / 46.11°N 97.63°W / 46.11; -97.63