Towner County, North Dakota

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Towner County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Towner 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 March 8, 1883
Seat Cando
Largest city Cando
Area
 • Total 1,042 sq mi (2,699 km2)
 • Land 1,025 sq mi (2,655 km2)
 • Water 17 sq mi (44 km2), 1.63%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 2,317
 • Density 3/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website townercountynd.com

Towner County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population is 2,246.[1] Its county seat is Cando.[2] It is south from the Canadian border of Manitoba.

The city of Towner, North Dakota, is in McHenry County.

History[edit]

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.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,042 square miles (2,700 km2), of which 1,025 square miles (2,650 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (1.63%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties and rural municipalities[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,450
1900 6,491 347.7%
1910 8,963 38.1%
1920 8,327 −7.1%
1930 8,393 0.8%
1940 7,200 −14.2%
1950 6,360 −11.7%
1960 5,624 −11.6%
1970 4,645 −17.4%
1980 4,052 −12.8%
1990 3,627 −10.5%
2000 2,876 −20.7%
2010 2,246 −21.9%
Est. 2013 2,317 3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[1]

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.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

  1. 1,150 - Cando
  2. 130 - Bisbee
  3. 105 - Rocklake
  4. 29 - Egeland
  5. 28 - Sarles (mostly in Cavalier County; 2012 estimate: 24 in Cavalier County; 4 in Towner County; 28 total)
  6. 12 - Hansboro
  7. 9 - Perth

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

2012 estimate population[6]

The western portion of Sarles lies within Towner County, while the balance of the city lies within Cavalier County to the east.[7]

Townships[edit]

  • Armourdale
  • Atkins
  • Bethel
  • Cando
  • Coolin
  • Crocus
  • Dash
  • Gerrard
  • Grainfield
  • Howell
  • Lansing
  • Maza
  • Monroe
  • Mount View
  • New City
  • Olson
  • Paulson
  • Picton
  • Rock Lake
  • Sidney
  • Smith
  • Sorenson
  • Springfield
  • Teddy
  • Twin Hill
  • Victor
  • Virginia
  • Zion

Other 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. ^ nd.gov: Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
  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. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in North Dakota". United States Census Bureau. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  7. ^ 2007 Taxable Valuation Survey, North Dakota League of Cities

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°41′N 99°15′W / 48.69°N 99.25°W / 48.69; -99.25