Stutsman County, North Dakota

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Stutsman County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Stutsman 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 20, 1873
Named for Enos Stutsman
Seat Jamestown
Largest city Jamestown
Area
 • Total 2,298 sq mi (5,952 km2)
 • Land 2,222 sq mi (5,755 km2)
 • Water 76 sq mi (197 km2), 3.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 21,128
 • Density 9.5/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.stutsman.nd.us

Stutsman County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,100.[1] Its county seat is Jamestown.[2]

The Jamestown, ND Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Stutsman County.

Stutsman County was created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for Enos Stutsman, who was born with Phocomelia (lacking arms or legs), but who nonetheless not only homesteaded, but became a powerful politician in the early days of the Dakota Territory. The county government was first organized on June 20, 1873.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,298 square miles (5,950 km2), of which 2,222 square miles (5,750 km2) is land and 76 square miles (200 km2) (3.3%) is water.[5] It is the second-largest county in North Dakota by land area and third-largest by total area.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,007
1890 5,266 422.9%
1900 9,143 73.6%
1910 18,189 98.9%
1920 24,575 35.1%
1930 26,100 6.2%
1940 23,495 −10.0%
1950 24,158 2.8%
1960 25,137 4.1%
1970 23,550 −6.3%
1980 24,154 2.6%
1990 22,241 −7.9%
2000 21,908 −1.5%
2010 21,100 −3.7%
Est. 2016 21,128 [6] 0.1%
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 21,908 people, 8,954 households, and 5,649 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 per square mile (4/km²). There were 9,817 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.53% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.3% were of German and 18.0% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 8,954 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.90% were non-families. 32.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,848, and the median income for a family was $42,853. Males had a median income of $28,529 versus $20,397 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,706. About 6.80% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 21,100 people, 8,931 households, and 5,255 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 9.5 inhabitants per square mile (3.7/km2). There were 9,862 housing units at an average density of 4.4 per square mile (1.7/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 95.6% white, 1.4% American Indian, 0.7% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.7% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 56.5% were German, 27.6% were Norwegian, 7.2% were Irish, 6.0% were Russian, 5.2% were English, and 2.4% were American.[13]

Of the 8,931 households, 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.2% were non-families, and 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.79. The median age was 42.0 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $44,620 and the median income for a family was $60,171. Males had a median income of $40,365 versus $27,549 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,307. About 6.3% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

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Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 66.2% 6,718 24.6% 2,498 9.3% 939
2012 59.5% 5,685 37.5% 3,585 3.0% 288
2008 56.2% 5,499 41.5% 4,056 2.3% 229
2004 64.4% 6,517 34.0% 3,438 1.7% 167
2000 60.2% 5,488 33.6% 3,067 6.2% 563
1996 44.0% 3,784 41.8% 3,589 14.2% 1,220
1992 40.4% 4,039 33.1% 3,313 26.5% 2,649
1988 55.6% 5,375 43.6% 4,214 0.8% 80
1984 64.6% 6,591 34.2% 3,495 1.2% 122
1980 63.9% 6,545 25.1% 2,573 11.0% 1,131
1976 52.4% 5,653 45.3% 4,883 2.3% 244
1972 62.5% 6,269 35.8% 3,589 1.7% 170
1968 56.2% 5,162 38.5% 3,532 5.3% 490
1964 42.1% 3,990 57.7% 5,463 0.2% 21
1960 56.8% 5,905 43.1% 4,481 0.1% 13
1956 59.9% 5,718 40.0% 3,825 0.1% 11
1952 67.7% 6,713 31.8% 3,156 0.5% 47
1948 52.9% 4,208 42.9% 3,415 4.2% 334
1944 56.2% 4,220 43.2% 3,243 0.6% 46
1940 58.9% 5,634 40.8% 3,897 0.3% 31
1936 29.1% 2,725 59.4% 5,564 11.5% 1,080
1932 29.0% 2,577 69.6% 6,182 1.3% 119
1928 55.1% 4,782 44.6% 3,873 0.3% 29
1924 56.7% 3,952 6.6% 463 36.7% 2,558
1920 77.4% 5,531 19.5% 1,394 3.1% 220
1916 45.7% 1,664 50.7% 1,846 3.7% 133
1912 28.3% 757 41.1% 1,100 30.6% 818
1908 55.7% 1,777 42.1% 1,344 2.2% 71
1904 78.3% 1,856 19.1% 453 2.7% 63
1900 59.1% 1,077 39.0% 711 1.9% 34

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. 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 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (April 20, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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