Finley Township, Steele County, North Dakota

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Finley Township is a township in Steele County in the U.S. state of North Dakota. Its population as of the 2000 Census was 64,[1] which had dropped to an estimated 47 people as of 2009.[2] The county seat of Finley, North Dakota is located in the township and shares its name.[3][4]

History[edit]

Finley Township was originally called Highland Township, until the name was changed in 1904. The township had a peak population of 350 in 1900.[5] Finley village was incorporated from part of the township in 1908, reducing its size and population.[6] The county seat for Steele County was moved to Finley from Sherbrooke in 1919 after a vote of the county residents.[4][7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.47 square miles (84.1 km2), 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) of it water.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
189092
1900350280.4%
1910267−23.7%
19202753.0%
19302832.9%
1940211−25.4%
1950151−28.4%
1960150−0.7%
197079−47.3%
1980812.5%
199065−19.8%
200064−1.5%
Est. 200947

As of the 2000 Census,[1] there were 62 people, 22 households, and 19 families residing in the township. The population density was 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2). There were 25 housing units at an average density of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2).[8] The racial makeup of the township was 98.4% White, with 1.6% reporting two or more races. The top two ancestry groups in the township were German with 34% and Norwegian with 33%.

Of the 22 households in the township, 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.8% were married couples living together. Only 13.6% were non-families. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.21.

The township's population was spread out with 37.8% under the age of 18, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.5 years.[9]

The median household income for the township was $51,875, and the median family income was $56,250. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $23,250 for females, with a per capita income of $26,196. About 3% of population was below the poverty line.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. "Census Demographic Profiles, Finley Township" (PDF). CenStats Databases. Retrieved 2009-01-31.[dead link]
  2. ^ U.S. Census Bureau (2010). "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions: North Dakota". 2009 Population Estimates. Archived from the original (CSV) on 2010-06-27. Retrieved 2010-06-22.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b Wick, Douglas A. (1988). North Dakota Place Names. Bismarck, North Dakota: Hedemarken Collectibles. p. 177. ISBN 0-9620968-0-6. OCLC 191277027.
  5. ^ *U.S. Census Bureau (1901). "Population of North Dakota" (PDF). Twelfth Census of the United States: 1900. Government Printing Office. Retrieved 2008-07-20.
  6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau (1913). "Number of Inhabitants, North Dakota" (PDF). Thirteenth Census of the United States: 1910. Government Printing Office. Retrieved 2008-07-20.
  7. ^ Bugbee et al. v. Steele County, 41 N.D. 155. , 170 N.W. Rep. 321 (N.D. 1918)
  8. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000, Summary File 1. "GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000 - County -- Subdivision and Place". American FactFinder. <http://factfinder2.census.gov>. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. "QT-P1. Age Groups and Sex, Finley Township". American FactFinder. <http://factfinder.census.gov>. Retrieved 2009-01-31.

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Coordinates: 47°26′54″N 97°39′17″W / 47.44833°N 97.65472°W / 47.44833; -97.65472