Wimbledon, North Dakota

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Wimbledon, North Dakota
City
Location of Wimbledon, North Dakota
Location of Wimbledon, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°10′14″N 98°27′36″W / 47.17056°N 98.46000°W / 47.17056; -98.46000Coordinates: 47°10′14″N 98°27′36″W / 47.17056°N 98.46000°W / 47.17056; -98.46000
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Barnes
Area[1]
 • Total 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Land 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,490 ft (454 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 216
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 217
 • Density 407.5/sq mi (157.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58492
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-86620
GNIS feature ID 1032841[4]

Wimbledon is a city in Barnes County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 216 at the 2010 census.[5] Wimbledon was founded in 1892.

Geography[edit]

Wimbledon is located at 47°10′14″N 98°27′36″W / 47.17056°N 98.46000°W / 47.17056; -98.46000 (47.170662, -98.459941).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 226
1910 571 152.7%
1920 521 −8.8%
1930 421 −19.2%
1940 357 −15.2%
1950 449 25.8%
1960 402 −10.5%
1970 337 −16.2%
1980 330 −2.1%
1990 275 −16.7%
2000 237 −13.8%
2010 216 −8.9%
Est. 2013 217 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 216 people, 94 households, and 55 families residing in the city. The population density was 407.5 inhabitants per square mile (157.3 /km2). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 224.5 per square mile (86.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 94 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.5% were non-families. 39.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 40 years. 30.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.4% male and 55.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 237 people, 111 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 512.3 people per square mile (198.9/km²). There were 126 housing units at an average density of 272.4 per square mile (105.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.89% White, 0.42% African American, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 111 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,107, and the median income for a family was $42,000. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,493. About 5.6% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.9% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Students in the Wimbledon area attend Barnes County North—Wimbledon-Courtenay campus,[9] a part of the Barnes County North school district. The district is split between three sites, the Wimbledon-Courtenay campus, the North Central at Rogers campus, and the Spiritwood campus.[10]

New school controversy[edit]

The Barnes County North school board presented voters of the district with a vote on a $14.5 million bond issue for a new school building to consolidate all three campuses into one building. The plan hinged on "efficiencies" to pay for the plan,[11] namely the layoff of 16 teachers and other support staff.[12] The vote took place on September 21, 2010, and failed, receiving 49% of the vote, with 60% needed for passage.[13]

Despite the result of the vote, the school board has voted 5-3 to reconsider a new school plan. The vote was made amid controversy on the board, with some members favoring remodeling current buildings already in use by the district. Members from the Wimbledon area have refused to consider such a plan. The discussion will take place at a meeting of the board Wednesday, January 19. A second vote could be authorized at that time.[14]

Notable people[edit]

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