Stutsman County, North Dakota

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Stutsman County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Stutsman 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
Named for Enos Stutsman
Seat Jamestown
Largest city Jamestown
Area
 • Total 2,298 sq mi (5,952 km2)
 • Land 2,221 sq mi (5,753 km2)
 • Water 77 sq mi (199 km2), 3.34%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 21,120
 • Density 10/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.stutsman.nd.us

Stutsman County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,100.[1] Its county seat is Jamestown.[2]

The Jamestown Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Stutsman County.

Stutsman County was created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for Enos Stutsman, who was born with Phocomelia (lacking arms or legs), but who nonetheless not only homesteaded, but became a powerful politician in the early days of the Dakota Territory. The county government was first organized on June 20, 1873.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,298 square miles (5,950 km2), of which 2,221 square miles (5,750 km2) is land and 77 square miles (200 km2) (3.34%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,007
1890 5,266 422.9%
1900 9,143 73.6%
1910 18,189 98.9%
1920 24,575 35.1%
1930 26,100 6.2%
1940 23,495 −10.0%
1950 24,158 2.8%
1960 25,137 4.1%
1970 23,550 −6.3%
1980 24,154 2.6%
1990 22,241 −7.9%
2000 21,908 −1.5%
2010 21,100 −3.7%
Est. 2013 21,120 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 21,908 people, 8,954 households, and 5,649 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 per square mile (4/km²). There were 9,817 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.53% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.3% were of German and 18.0% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 8,954 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.90% were non-families. 32.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,848, and the median income for a family was $42,853. Males had a median income of $28,529 versus $20,397 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,706. About 6.80% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

  1. 15,323 - Jamestown
  2. 303 - Medina
  3. 167 - Streeter
  4. 160 - Kensal
  5. 99 - Buchanan
  6. 91 - Spiritwood Lake
  7. 87 - Montpelier
  8. 81 - Cleveland
  9. 59 - Pingree
  10. 49 - Woodworth
  11. 44 - Courtenay

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

2012 Estimate population[6]

Townships[edit]

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. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions: North Dakota". Population Census. 2012 Estimate. 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 

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Coordinates: 46°59′N 98°58′W / 46.98°N 98.96°W / 46.98; -98.96