Drake, North Dakota

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Drake, North Dakota
City
Farmers Store in Drake
Farmers Store in Drake
Location of Drake, North Dakota
Location of Drake, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°55′26″N 100°22′17″W / 47.92389°N 100.37139°W / 47.92389; -100.37139Coordinates: 47°55′26″N 100°22′17″W / 47.92389°N 100.37139°W / 47.92389; -100.37139
Country United States
State North Dakota
County McHenry
Area[1]
 • Total 2.02 sq mi (5.23 km2)
 • Land 1.97 sq mi (5.10 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 1,677 ft (511 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 275
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 288
 • Density 139.6/sq mi (53.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58736
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-20300
GNIS feature ID 1028721[4]

Drake is a town in McHenry County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 275 at the 2010 census.[5] It is part of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area. Drake was founded in 1902 and named after Herman Drake, a settler.[6]

Geography[edit]

Drake is located at 47°55′26″N 100°22′17″W / 47.92389°N 100.37139°W / 47.92389; -100.37139 (47.923793, -100.371284)[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.02 square miles (5.23 km2), of which, 1.97 square miles (5.10 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 348
1920 517 48.6%
1930 644 24.6%
1940 654 1.6%
1950 831 27.1%
1960 752 −9.5%
1970 636 −15.4%
1980 479 −24.7%
1990 361 −24.6%
2000 322 −10.8%
2010 275 −14.6%
Est. 2015 288 [8] 4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2015 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 275 people, 144 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 139.6 inhabitants per square mile (53.9/km2). There were 200 housing units at an average density of 101.5 per square mile (39.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.4% Native American, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 144 households of which 17.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 51.4% were non-families. 44.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 27% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.91 and the average family size was 2.70.

The median age in the city was 48.1 years. 17.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 27.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 322 people, 164 households, and 94 families residing in the city. The population density was 163.1 people per square mile (63.1/km²). There were 201 housing units at an average density of 101.8 per square mile (39.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 164 households out of which 18.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.1% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the city, the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 35.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,813, and the median income for a family was $34,844. Males had a median income of $23,250 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,023. About 8.2% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.

Miscellaneous[edit]

The school board ordered books considered obscene including Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut and Deliverance by James Dickey assigned to the sophomore English class be confiscated and burned in 1973. The resulting national controversy surrounding burning 32 copies of Slaughterhouse Five resulted in an out of court settlement including permission for it to be taught to the high school juniors and seniors.[10]

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Drake has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[11]

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