Sykeston, North Dakota

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Sykeston, North Dakota
City
Kubis Barbershop in Sykeston
Kubis Barbershop in Sykeston
Location of Sykeston, North Dakota
Location of Sykeston, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°27′53″N 99°23′56″W / 47.46472°N 99.39889°W / 47.46472; -99.39889Coordinates: 47°27′53″N 99°23′56″W / 47.46472°N 99.39889°W / 47.46472; -99.39889
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Wells
Area[1]
 • Total 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Land 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,634 ft (498 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 117
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 116
 • Density 307.9/sq mi (118.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58486
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-77660
GNIS feature ID 1032426[4]

Sykeston is a city in Wells County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 117 at the 2010 census.[5]

Sykeston was founded in 1883 by Richard Sykes, a prominent landowner and founder of several other cities in the state.[6] The city was the county seat of Wells County from 1884 to 1894, when Fessenden took over that role.[7]

As of 2010, the center of population of North Dakota is located about 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Sykeston.[8]

Geography[edit]

Sykeston is located at 47°27′53″N 99°23′56″W / 47.46472°N 99.39889°W / 47.46472; -99.39889 (47.464603, −99.398900).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 276
1920 367 33.0%
1930 327 −10.9%
1940 273 −16.5%
1950 272 −0.4%
1960 236 −13.2%
1970 232 −1.7%
1980 193 −16.8%
1990 167 −13.5%
2000 153 −8.4%
2010 117 −23.5%
Est. 2013 116 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2013 Estimate[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 117 people, 65 households, and 36 families residing in the city. The population density was 307.9 inhabitants per square mile (118.9/km2). There were 85 housing units at an average density of 223.7 per square mile (86.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.9% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races.

There were 65 households of which 13.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.6% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.80 and the average family size was 2.25.

The median age in the city was 53.9 years. 11.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.6% were from 25 to 44; 36.7% were from 45 to 64; and 29.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 153 people, 74 households, and 40 families residing in the city. The population density was 407.8 people per square mile (155.5/km²). There were 95 housing units at an average density of 253.2 per square mile (96.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.35% White, and 0.65% from two or more races.

There were 74 households out of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.9% were non-families. 43.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,500, and the median income for a family was $28,750. Males had a median income of $21,000 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,342. About 10.5% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.1% of those sixty five or over.

Notable people[edit]

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sykeston has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Wick, Douglas A. "Sykeston (Wells County)". North Dakota Place Names. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "County History". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "2010 Census Centers of Population by State". United States Census Bureau, Geography Division. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Sykeston, North Dakota