Steele County, North Dakota

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Steele County, North Dakota
Steele County Courthouse.jpg
Steele County Courthouse in Finley
Map of North Dakota highlighting Steele 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 2, 1883
Seat Finley
Largest city Finley
Area
 • Total 715 sq mi (1,852 km2)
 • Land 712 sq mi (1,844 km2)
 • Water 3 sq mi (8 km2), 0.44%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 1,960
 • Density 3/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.steele.nd.us

Steele County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,975.[1] Its county seat is Finley.[2] The city of Steele, North Dakota, is in Kidder County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 715 square miles (1,850 km2), of which 712 square miles (1,840 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.44%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 3,777
1900 5,888 55.9%
1910 7,616 29.3%
1920 7,401 −2.8%
1930 6,972 −5.8%
1940 6,193 −11.2%
1950 5,145 −16.9%
1960 4,719 −8.3%
1970 3,749 −20.6%
1980 3,106 −17.2%
1990 2,420 −22.1%
2000 2,258 −6.7%
2010 1,975 −12.5%
Est. 2013 1,960 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,258 people, 923 households, and 635 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,231 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.32% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 0.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 60.7% were of Norwegian and 15.6% German ancestry.

There were 923 households out of which 29.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.30% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 4.70% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 19.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 107.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,757, and the median income for a family was $43,914. Males had a median income of $30,104 versus $20,694 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,601. About 5.00% of families and 7.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.00% of those under age 18 and 3.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

  1. 446 - Finley
  2. 261 - Hope
  3. 97 - Sharon
  4. 31 - Luverne

2012 estimate population[5]

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

Townships[edit]

  • Beaver Creek
  • Broadlawn
  • Carpenter
  • Colgate
  • Easton
  • Edendale
  • Enger
  • Finley
  • Franklin
  • Golden Lake
  • Greenview
  • Hugo
  • Melrose
  • Newburgh
  • Primrose
  • Riverside
  • Sharon
  • Sherbrooke
  • Westfield
  • Willow Lake

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost Towns[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. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  6. ^ Ghosts of North Dakota: Sherbrooke

Coordinates: 47°28′N 97°43′W / 47.46°N 97.72°W / 47.46; -97.72