Bowman County, North Dakota

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Bowman County, North Dakota
Bank in Bowman.jpg
Dakota Western Bank in Bowman, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Bowman 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 July 5, 1907
Seat Bowman
Largest city Bowman
Area
 • Total 1,167 sq mi (3,023 km2)
 • Land 1,162 sq mi (3,010 km2)
 • Water 5.2 sq mi (13 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 3,241
 • Density 2.7/sq mi (1.0/km2)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC−7/−6
Website www.bowmannd.com

Bowman County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,151.[1] Its county seat is Bowman.[2]

Bowman County was created by the 1883 Dakota Territory legislature but eliminated in 1903 due to a lack of settlement. The county was then reestablished in 1907 by a proclamation by Governor John Burke. The name comes from Edward M. Bowman, member of the territorial House of Representatives during the 1883 session. The county government was first organized on July 5, 1907;[3] Bowman has always been the county seat.[4]

The U.S. Navy ship USS Bowman County (LST-391), a tank landing ship in World War II, was named after this county.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,167 square miles (3,020 km2), of which 1,162 square miles (3,010 km2) is land and 5.2 square miles (13 km2) (0.4%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19104,668
19204,7682.1%
19305,1197.4%
19403,860−24.6%
19504,0013.7%
19604,1543.8%
19703,901−6.1%
19804,2298.4%
19903,596−15.0%
20003,242−9.8%
20103,151−2.8%
Est. 20163,241[6]2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2016[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,242 people, 1,358 households, and 890 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,596 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.98% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.1% were of German, 28.1% Norwegian, 5.3% Irish and 5.0% Polish ancestry.

There were 1,358 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 4.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% were non-families. 31.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,906, and the median income for a family was $39,485. Males had a median income of $28,682 versus $17,992 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,662. About 5.90% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,151 people, 1,385 households, and 873 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 2.7 inhabitants per square mile (1.0/km2). There were 1,683 housing units at an average density of 1.4 per square mile (0.54/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 97.9% white, 0.6% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.5% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 47.4% were German, 28.1% were Norwegian, 9.9% were Irish, 6.4% were Swedish, 6.4% were English, 5.4% were American, and 5.2% were Polish.[13]

Of the 1,385 households, 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.0% were non-families, and 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.82. The median age was 46.9 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $48,063 and the median income for a family was $63,897. Males had a median income of $41,542 versus $27,269 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,354. About 3.9% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Communities[edit]

Detailed map of Bowman County.

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unorganized Territories[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 80.9% 1,446 12.7% 227 6.4% 114
2012 73.7% 1,280 23.8% 414 2.5% 43
2008 67.5% 1,107 29.2% 478 3.4% 55
2004 74.6% 1,280 23.1% 397 2.3% 39
2000 73.4% 1,080 22.4% 330 4.2% 61
1996 48.2% 710 33.2% 489 18.6% 274
1992 37.3% 712 26.5% 506 36.1% 689
1988 59.5% 1,111 39.5% 737 1.0% 19
1984 72.6% 1,559 26.2% 562 1.3% 28
1980 70.5% 1,507 21.2% 454 8.3% 177
1976 51.7% 1,033 45.6% 911 2.7% 54
1972 61.7% 1,111 35.7% 643 2.6% 47
1968 56.5% 927 34.0% 559 9.5% 156
1964 41.4% 756 58.6% 1,070 0.1% 1
1960 55.0% 1,038 44.9% 847 0.2% 3
1956 58.3% 1,007 41.4% 715 0.2% 4
1952 71.2% 1,375 28.0% 540 0.8% 16
1948 49.8% 723 41.1% 597 9.0% 131
1944 55.7% 785 43.2% 609 1.1% 16
1940 50.6% 927 48.2% 882 1.2% 22
1936 26.6% 534 55.6% 1,118 17.8% 358
1932 28.3% 616 59.4% 1,292 12.3% 268
1928 55.0% 1,031 43.8% 821 1.2% 23
1924 45.2% 776 3.9% 67 50.9% 875
1920 69.8% 1,192 18.8% 321 11.4% 195
1916 32.5% 374 59.5% 685 8.0% 92
1912 29.2% 302 34.9% 361 35.9% 372[16]
1908 66.1% 451 30.7% 209 3.2% 22

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. 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. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "County History". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-12. 
  16. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 258 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 99 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 15 votes.

Coordinates: 46°07′N 103°31′W / 46.11°N 103.52°W / 46.11; -103.52