Eddy County, North Dakota

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Eddy County, North Dakota
Eddy County Courthouse 2008.jpg
Map of North Dakota highlighting Eddy 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 27, 1885
Seat New Rockford
Largest city New Rockford
Area
 • Total 644 sq mi (1,668 km2)
 • Land 630 sq mi (1,632 km2)
 • Water 14 sq mi (36 km2), 2.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 2,358
 • Density 3.8/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website Eddy County, North Dakota

Eddy County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,385.[1] Its county seat is New Rockford.[2] Eddy County was created by the 1885 territorial legislature from the northern half of Foster County and named for Ezra B. Eddy, a Fargo banker who had died a few weeks earlier. The county government was first organized on April 27, 1885.[3][4]

History[edit]

Eddy County was formed in 1885 from a portion of Foster County.[5] It was named after Ezra B. Eddy, one of the first bankers of the region in Fargo.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 644 square miles (1,670 km2), of which 630 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (2.2%) is water.[6] It is the smallest county in North Dakota by area.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

County Roads[edit]

  • Eddy County Road 1
  • Eddy County Road 2
  • Eddy County Road 3
  • Eddy County Road 4
  • Eddy County Road 5
  • Eddy County Road 6
  • Eddy County Road 7
  • Eddy County Road 8
  • Eddy County Road 9
  • Eddy County Road 10
  • Eddy County Road 12
  • Eddy County Road 14
  • Eddy County Road 16

Eddy County Road 14 is a north-south County Road in North Dakota. It runs from North Dakota Highway 15 near New Rockford, North Dakota to Eddy County Road 9 (1st Ave North) in downtown New Rockford.

Eddy County Road 9 is an East-West County Road in North Dakota. It runs from US 281/North Dakota Highway 15 (1st Street) in New Rockford, North Dakota to Wells County CR 2 near New Rockford.

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,377
1900 3,330 141.8%
1910 4,800 44.1%
1920 6,493 35.3%
1930 6,346 −2.3%
1940 5,741 −9.5%
1950 5,372 −6.4%
1960 4,936 −8.1%
1970 4,103 −16.9%
1980 3,554 −13.4%
1990 2,951 −17.0%
2000 2,757 −6.6%
2010 2,385 −13.5%
Est. 2016 2,358 [7] −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2016[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,757 people, 1,164 households, and 743 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,418 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.37% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 2.36% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.1% were of Norwegian and 32.5% German ancestry.

There were 1,164 households out of which 27.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 5.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.10% were non-families. 34.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.40% 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 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 22.50% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 24.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,642, and the median income for a family was $37,625. Males had a median income of $24,063 versus $20,344 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,941. About 6.90% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.50% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,385 people, 1,057 households, and 653 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 3.8 inhabitants per square mile (1.5/km2). There were 1,323 housing units at an average density of 2.1 per square mile (0.81/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 95.2% white, 2.4% American Indian, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.2% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 52.7% were German, 45.9% were Norwegian, 9.3% were Irish, 6.5% were Swedish, and 1.3% were American.[14]

Of the 1,057 households, 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.2% were non-families, and 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.77. The median age was 49.2 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $38,404 and the median income for a family was $47,857. Males had a median income of $31,887 versus $28,194 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,302. About 11.5% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and 21.7% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

  • Bush
  • Cherry Lake
  • Columbia
  • Colvin
  • Eddy
  • Freeborn
  • Gates
  • Grandfield
  • Hillsdale
  • Lake Washington
  • Munster
  • New Rockford
  • Paradise
  • Pleasant Prairie
  • Rosefield
  • Sheldon
  • Superior
  • Tiffany

Unincorporated community[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 64.3% 791 28.8% 355 6.9% 85
2012 54.8% 634 42.0% 486 3.2% 37
2008 47.0% 548 50.0% 583 2.9% 34
2004 54.0% 655 44.0% 534 2.0% 24
2000 55.4% 703 36.1% 458 8.4% 107
1996 40.4% 517 43.2% 553 16.5% 211
1992 36.6% 591 35.6% 575 27.8% 449
1988 53.7% 891 45.1% 748 1.2% 19
1984 56.4% 1,049 42.8% 796 0.8% 15
1980 61.2% 1,153 28.6% 539 10.1% 191
1976 43.3% 890 54.7% 1,123 2.0% 41
1972 52.0% 1,022 46.4% 911 1.6% 31
1968 51.1% 1,018 44.8% 893 4.1% 81
1964 35.8% 747 64.0% 1,337 0.2% 4
1960 50.7% 1,188 49.2% 1,152 0.1% 2
1956 56.0% 1,239 44.0% 973
1952 67.1% 1,534 31.8% 728 1.1% 26
1948 46.9% 952 45.2% 919 7.9% 161
1944 47.6% 974 50.9% 1,042 1.6% 32
1940 48.4% 1,319 50.2% 1,368 1.4% 37
1936 21.4% 579 63.8% 1,729 14.9% 403
1932 21.3% 537 74.7% 1,888 4.0% 102
1928 46.1% 1,071 53.4% 1,240 0.5% 11
1924 39.3% 881 4.5% 101 56.2% 1,258
1920 68.8% 1,525 26.0% 577 5.2% 116
1916 40.2% 505 51.8% 650 8.0% 101
1912 21.9% 199 41.3% 376 36.8% 335
1908 58.0% 540 39.5% 368 2.5% 23
1904 76.2% 596 20.7% 162 3.1% 24
1900 64.5% 455 33.3% 235 2.3% 16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "County History". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Eddy County (Carrington, North Dakota History Web Page)". Archived from the original on 2007-11-14. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°43′N 98°54′W / 47.72°N 98.90°W / 47.72; -98.90