LaMoure County, North Dakota

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LaMoure County, North Dakota
La Moure County Courthouse.jpg
Map of North Dakota highlighting LaMoure County
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 4, 1873 (created)
October 27, 1881 (organized)
Named forJudson LaMoure
SeatLaMoure
Largest cityLaMoure
Area
 • Total1,151 sq mi (2,981 km2)
 • Land1,146 sq mi (2,968 km2)
 • Water4.9 sq mi (13 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2018)4,062
 • Density3.57/sq mi (1.38/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.lamourecountynd.com

LaMoure County is a county in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 4,139.[1] Its county seat is LaMoure.[2]

History[edit]

The Dakota Territory legislature created the county on January 4, 1873, with Grand Rapids as the county seat. However, the county organization was not completed at that time, nor was the county attached to another county for administrative and judicial purposes. It was named for Judson LaMoure,[3] a member of the territorial/state legislature from 1872–1918.[4]

The county organization was effected on October 27, 1881. Its boundaries were altered in February 1881 and in March 1883. It has retained its present boundary since that time.[5] The present county seat, LaMoure, was founded in 1882, and the county seat was transferred to that community soon after.[6]

Geography[edit]

The James River flows southeasterly through the central portion of LaMoure County, and a tributary of the South Branch Maple River flows southerly from the center of the county. The county terrain consists of rolling hills, mostly devoted to agriculture.[7] The terrain slopes to the south and east; its highest point is on its upper west boundary line at 2,047' (624m) ASL.[8] The county has a total area of 1,151 square miles (2,980 km2), of which 1,146 square miles (2,970 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (0.4%) is water.[9]

LaMoure County hosts a Navy transmitter, the Naval Radio Transmitter Facility LaMoure.

Major highways[edit]

Airports[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Lakes[7][edit]

  • Bone Hill Creek Lake
  • Cottonwood Lake
  • Lake Lamoure
  • Pearl Lake
  • Wild Rice Slough

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188020
18903,18715,835.0%
19006,04889.8%
191010,72477.3%
192011,5647.8%
193011,517−0.4%
194010,298−10.6%
19509,498−7.8%
19608,705−8.3%
19707,117−18.2%
19806,473−9.0%
19905,383−16.8%
20004,701−12.7%
20104,139−12.0%
Est. 20184,062[10]−1.9%
US Decennial Census[11]
1790-1960[12] 1900-1990[13]
1990-2000[14] 2010-2018[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 4,701 people, 1,942 households, and 1,308 families in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,271 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.23% White, 0.02% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 50.7% were of German, 22.8% Norwegian and 5.5% Swedish ancestry.

There were 1,942 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 4.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 30.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.99.

The county population contained 24.20% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 23.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,707, and the median income for a family was $36,495. Males had a median income of $26,351 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,059. 14.70% of the population and 12.30% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.30% are under the age of 18 and 12.90% are 65 or older.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,139 people, 1,825 households, and 1,182 families in the county.[15] The population density was 3.61/sqmi (1.39/km²). There were 2,238 housing units at an average density of 1.95/sqmi (0.75/km²).[16] The racial makeup of the county was 98.5% white, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.8% of the population.[15] In terms of ancestry, 63.0% were German, 27.6% were Norwegian, 6.2% were Swedish, 6.1% were Russian, 6.0% were English, and 2.8% were American.[17]

Of the 1,825 households, 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.2% were non-families, and 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.82. The median age was 49.2 years.[15]

The median income for a household in the county was $46,098 and the median income for a family was $60,932. Males had a median income of $41,250 versus $25,172 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,056. About 6.8% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.[18]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[7][edit]

  • Alfred
  • Diesem
  • Medberry
  • Nortonville

Townships[edit]

Ghost town[edit]

U.S. Navy ships[edit]

The United States Navy commissioned two tank landing ships named for the county. The first, USS La Moure County (LST-883), was commissioned January 23, 1945, and served until December 7, 1959. The second, USS La Moure County (LST-1194), was commissioned December 1, 1971 and served until November 17, 2000.

Politics[edit]

LaMoure County voters are traditionally Republican. In only one national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate (as of 2016).

Presidential election results
Presidential elections results[19]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 68.9% 1,481 23.3% 502 7.8% 168
2012 62.8% 1,377 33.7% 740 3.5% 77
2008 58.5% 1,310 38.7% 868 2.8% 63
2004 68.2% 1,592 30.5% 712 1.3% 31
2000 64.4% 1,590 27.9% 689 7.7% 189
1996 51.2% 1,220 36.9% 880 12.0% 285
1992 46.0% 1,270 28.9% 797 25.2% 696
1988 56.6% 1,642 42.2% 1,223 1.2% 36
1984 63.6% 1,978 34.9% 1,086 1.4% 44
1980 64.9% 2,136 25.8% 850 9.3% 306
1976 49.0% 1,735 48.6% 1,718 2.4% 85
1972 59.6% 2,110 39.5% 1,399 0.9% 30
1968 57.9% 2,008 36.6% 1,269 5.5% 191
1964 42.7% 1,604 57.1% 2,145 0.2% 6
1960 61.4% 2,511 38.5% 1,575 0.1% 4
1956 58.9% 2,433 41.0% 1,694 0.2% 7
1952 73.1% 3,202 26.2% 1,145 0.7% 32
1948 53.9% 1,999 39.9% 1,481 6.2% 228
1944 61.3% 2,298 37.9% 1,422 0.9% 32
1940 63.7% 2,943 35.4% 1,637 0.9% 40
1936 33.1% 1,614 49.5% 2,412 17.4% 845
1932 24.7% 1,134 72.2% 3,310 3.0% 139
1928 55.0% 2,245 44.1% 1,800 0.9% 37
1924 43.2% 1,647 5.8% 221 51.0% 1,942
1920 77.6% 2,991 16.7% 645 5.7% 219
1916 47.6% 1,045 45.1% 990 7.3% 161
1912 28.6% 436 38.6% 588 32.8% 499
1908 64.8% 1,104 32.4% 553 2.8% 48
1904 77.1% 860 17.5% 195 5.4% 60
1900 58.4% 597 39.6% 405 2.0% 20

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. US Govt Printing Office. p. 180.
  4. ^ A Profile of Jud LaMoure (accessed 21 February 2019)
  5. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  6. ^ LaMoure County website (home page) accessed 22 February 2019
  7. ^ a b c LaMoure County ND Google Maps (accessed 21 February 2019)
  8. ^ "Find an Altitude/LaMoure County ND" Google Maps (accessed 21 February 2019)
  9. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  10. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  11. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  12. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  13. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (April 20, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  14. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  15. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  16. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  17. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  18. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  19. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 12, 2018.

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Coordinates: 46°28′N 98°32′W / 46.47°N 98.53°W / 46.47; -98.53