Griggs County, North Dakota

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Griggs County, North Dakota
Griggs County Courthouse (c. 1892).jpg
Griggs County Courthouse. Photographed in 1892.
Map of North Dakota highlighting Griggs 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 June 16, 1882
Seat Cooperstown
Largest city Cooperstown
Area
 • Total 716 sq mi (1,854 km2)
 • Land 709 sq mi (1,836 km2)
 • Water 7.6 sq mi (20 km2), 1.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 2,277
 • Density 3.4/sq mi (1.3/km2)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.griggscountynd.gov

Griggs County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,420.[1] Its county seat is Cooperstown.[2] The county was founded in 1881 and later organized in 1882.[3][4] It was named for Alexander Griggs.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 716 square miles (1,850 km2), of which 709 square miles (1,840 km2) is land and 7.6 square miles (20 km2) (1.1%) is water.[6] It is the third-smallest county in North Dakota by land area and fourth-smallest by total area.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18902,817
19004,74468.4%
19106,27432.3%
19207,40218.0%
19306,889−6.9%
19405,818−15.5%
19505,460−6.2%
19605,023−8.0%
19704,184−16.7%
19803,714−11.2%
19903,303−11.1%
20002,754−16.6%
20102,420−12.1%
Est. 20162,277[7]−5.9%
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 2,754 people, 1,178 households, and 781 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,521 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.31% White, 0.22% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. 0.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 59.7% were of Norwegian and 24.9% German ancestry.

There were 1,178 households out of which 26.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 4.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 31.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 21.10% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 25.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,572, and the median income for a family was $38,611. Males had a median income of $26,981 versus $19,327 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,131. About 7.80% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,420 people, 1,131 households, and 694 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 3.4 inhabitants per square mile (1.3/km2). There were 1,461 housing units at an average density of 2.1 per square mile (0.81/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 98.8% white, 0.3% American Indian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.4% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 60.8% were Norwegian, 36.7% were German, 5.9% were English, 5.6% were Swedish, and 1.2% were American.[14]

Of the 1,131 households, 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.6% were non-families, and 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.70. The median age was 51.9 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $40,085 and the median income for a family was $51,570. Males had a median income of $33,169 versus $27,038 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,122. About 9.5% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated community[edit]

  • Karnak

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 67.0% 847 23.6% 298 9.5% 120
2012 57.4% 771 39.9% 536 2.7% 36
2008 51.9% 682 45.5% 598 2.6% 34
2004 63.0% 907 35.1% 505 1.9% 27
2000 62.6% 920 33.0% 484 4.4% 65
1996 46.5% 731 42.7% 670 10.8% 170
1992 44.0% 773 36.9% 647 19.1% 336
1988 54.1% 1,020 44.9% 846 1.0% 19
1984 59.9% 1,254 39.5% 828 0.6% 12
1980 61.8% 1,342 29.3% 636 8.9% 192
1976 48.0% 1,086 49.6% 1,122 2.4% 54
1972 58.1% 1,312 39.9% 901 2.0% 45
1968 49.8% 1,110 45.3% 1,008 4.9% 109
1964 37.0% 885 63.0% 1,505
1960 49.9% 1,278 49.9% 1,279 0.2% 4
1956 50.8% 1,212 49.1% 1,173 0.1% 2
1952 66.2% 1,727 33.4% 872 0.4% 10
1948 44.3% 1,036 50.5% 1,180 5.2% 122
1944 44.5% 990 55.1% 1,228 0.4% 9
1940 43.1% 1,117 56.5% 1,464 0.4% 11
1936 24.5% 666 61.2% 1,665 14.4% 392
1932 18.0% 428 77.3% 1,838 4.7% 111
1928 52.5% 1,329 46.7% 1,182 0.9% 23
1924 33.3% 738 5.2% 116 61.4% 1,360
1920 73.8% 1,739 22.5% 530 3.7% 86
1916 40.9% 521 52.4% 668 6.8% 86
1912 14.5% 144 43.6% 434 41.9% 417
1908 51.8% 605 42.3% 493 5.9% 69
1904 66.8% 688 22.5% 232 10.7% 110
1900 54.4% 527 42.1% 407 3.5% 34

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 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. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "County History". North Dakota.gov. The State of North Dakota. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 145. 
  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. (April 20, 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. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-12. 

Coordinates: 47°28′N 98°14′W / 47.46°N 98.23°W / 47.46; -98.23