Adams County, North Dakota

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Adams County, North Dakota
Adams County Courthouse (North Dakota).jpg
Map of North Dakota highlighting Adams County
Location in the U.S. state of North Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded April 24, 1907
Seat Hettinger
Largest city Hettinger
Area
 • Total 989 sq mi (2,561 km2)
 • Land 988 sq mi (2,559 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 2,305
 • Density 2.4/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,343.[1] The county seat is Hettinger.[2] The county was created on April 17, 1907, and organized one week later.[3][4][5] It was named after John Quincy Adams (1848 – 1919), a railroad official for the Milwaukee Road Railroad and distant relative of U.S. President John Quincy Adams (1767 – 1848).[6][7]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 989 square miles (2,560 km2), of which 988 square miles (2,560 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.[8]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 5,407
1920 5,593 3.4%
1930 6,343 13.4%
1940 4,664 −26.5%
1950 4,910 5.3%
1960 4,449 −9.4%
1970 3,832 −13.9%
1980 3,584 −6.5%
1990 3,174 −11.4%
2000 2,593 −18.3%
2010 2,343 −9.6%
Est. 2016 2,305 [9] −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1790-1960[11] 1900-1990[12]
1990-2000[13] 2010-2016[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,593 people, 1,121 households, and 725 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.6 people per square mile (1.0/km²). There were 1,416 housing units at an average density of 1.4 per square mile (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.50% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. 0.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 40.6% were of German, 27.9% Norwegian and 5.6% English ancestry.

There were 1,121 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,079, and the median income for a family was $34,306. Males had a median income of $23,073 versus $18,714 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,425. About 8.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,343 people, 1,098 households, and 658 families residing in the county.[14] The population density was 2.4 inhabitants per square mile (0.93/km2). There were 1,377 housing units at an average density of 1.4 per square mile (0.54/km2).[15] The racial makeup of the county was 97.3% white, 0.7% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population.[14] In terms of ancestry, 51.8% were German, 29.9% were Norwegian, 8.0% were Irish, 7.4% were Swedish, 7.1% were English, 5.4% were Russian, and 4.6% were American.[16]

Of the 1,098 households, 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.1% were non-families, and 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.69. The median age was 49.5 years.[14]

The median income for a household in the county was $35,966 and the median income for a family was $50,227. Males had a median income of $31,290 versus $25,145 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,118. About 5.7% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.[17]

Population by decade[edit]

Communities[edit]

Detailed map of Adams County

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unorganized territories[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Defunct townships[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[20]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 74.6% 909 17.7% 216 7.6% 93
2012 71.4% 918 25.5% 328 3.1% 40
2008 62.0% 788 34.2% 435 3.8% 48
2004 70.9% 915 27.3% 353 1.8% 23
2000 71.2% 826 24.7% 286 4.1% 48
1996 49.9% 575 31.8% 366 18.3% 211
1992 39.8% 647 28.8% 469 31.4% 510
1988 58.6% 1,018 40.8% 708 0.6% 11
1984 70.7% 1,343 27.9% 530 1.4% 27
1980 68.7% 1,334 24.2% 470 7.1% 137
1976 48.5% 940 49.5% 959 2.0% 38
1972 62.8% 1,177 35.5% 665 1.8% 33
1968 57.3% 1,020 36.0% 641 6.7% 120
1964 46.5% 877 53.5% 1,010 0.1% 1
1960 59.7% 1,232 40.3% 832
1956 64.9% 1,338 35.1% 723 0.1% 2
1952 70.5% 1,561 28.6% 633 0.9% 19
1948 51.0% 908 42.3% 753 6.7% 119
1944 58.6% 966 40.5% 668 0.9% 14
1940 58.8% 1,231 40.0% 837 1.3% 27
1936 31.0% 746 55.0% 1,321 14.0% 337
1932 35.1% 915 58.1% 1,514 6.8% 177
1928 70.7% 1,590 28.6% 644 0.7% 16
1924 40.3% 776 5.5% 106 54.3% 1,046
1920 77.9% 1,377 19.6% 347 2.5% 44
1916 43.6% 469 49.5% 532 6.9% 74
1912 24.2% 205 29.3% 249 46.5% 395
1908 70.5% 577 24.5% 201 5.0% 41

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ North Dakota Secretary of State (1995). North Dakota Blue Book. Bismarck: North Dakota Secretary of State. p. 446. 
  4. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ "County History". North Dakota.gov. The State of North Dakota. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ Wick, Douglas A. North Dakota Place Names. Hedemarken Collectibles. p. 217. ISBN 0-9620968-0-6. 
  7. ^ County History, State of North Dakota
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  12. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  15. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  16. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  17. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  18. ^ Holden Unorganized Territory consists of the boundaries of the former Holden Township.
  19. ^ Whetstone Township disorganized and became part of West Adams Unorganized Territory January 1, 2006.
  20. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°05′N 102°32′W / 46.09°N 102.53°W / 46.09; -102.53