Towner County, North Dakota
|Towner County, North Dakota|
Location in the state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 8, 1883|
|• Total||1,042 sq mi (2,699 km2)|
|• Land||1,025 sq mi (2,655 km2)|
|• Water||17 sq mi (44 km2), 1.63%|
|• Density||3/sq mi (1/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
The county was founded in 1883 by territorial legislation (predating statehood). It was named after Oscar M. Towner (b. 1842, d. 1897), a businessman and member of the 15th territorial legislature. After founding, the county government was fully organized on January 24, 1884.
Adjacent counties and rural municipalities
- Rural Municipality of Turtle Mountain Manitoba (north)
- Rural Municipality of Roblin, Manitoba (north)
- Rural Municipality of Louise, Manitoba (north)
- Cavalier County (east)
- Ramsey County (southeast)
- Benson County (south)
- Pierce County (southwest)
- Rolette County (west)
||R.M. of Turtle Mountain Manitoba, Canada; R.M. of Roblin, Manitoba, Canada; and R.M. of Louise, Manitoba, Canada|
|Rolette County||Cavalier County|
|Pierce County||Benson County||Ramsey County|
National protected areas
- Brumba National Wildlife Refuge
- Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge (part)
- Rock Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Snyder Lake National Wildlife Refuge
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,876 people, 1,218 households, and 785 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,558 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.32% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 2.05% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 0.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.1% were of German and 31.0% Norwegian ancestry. 98.4% spoke English as their first language.
There were 1,218 households out of which 27.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 4.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.50% were non-families. 33.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 3.60% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 23.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,740, and the median income for a family was $39,286. Males had a median income of $24,917 versus $17,335 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,605. About 6.30% of families and 8.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.20% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.
- 1,150 - Cando
- 130 - Bisbee
- 105 - Rocklake
- 29 - Egeland
- 28 - Sarles (mostly in Cavalier County; 2012 estimate: 24 in Cavalier County; 4 in Towner County; 28 total)
- 12 - Hansboro
- 9 - Perth
Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size.
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- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- nd.gov: Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in North Dakota". United States Census Bureau. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
- 2007 Taxable Valuation Survey, North Dakota League of Cities