Maza, North Dakota

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Maza, North Dakota
Unincorporated community
Location of Maza, North Dakota
Location of Maza, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°23′33″N 99°11′39″W / 48.39250°N 99.19417°W / 48.39250; -99.19417Coordinates: 48°23′33″N 99°11′39″W / 48.39250°N 99.19417°W / 48.39250; -99.19417
Country  United States
State North Dakota
County Towner
 • Total 9.1 sq mi (23.4 km2)
 • Land 8.2 sq mi (21.2 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
Elevation 1,460 ft (445 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5
 • Density 0.6/sq mi (0.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58324
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-38980[1]
GNIS feature ID 1037275[2]

Maza is a former city in Towner County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 5 at the 2000 census. Maza was founded in 1893. Maza was incorporated as a city until 2002, when the city was dissolved and governance reverted to the surrounding Maza Township.[3][4] Maza shares a zip code of 58324 with the city of Cando to the north.[5]

Maza was one of only 8 places in the United States with a population of five people at the 2000 census. The others are Storrie, California; Bear Head Lake, Minnesota; Baker, Missouri; Gross, Nebraska; Odell, New Hampshire; Somerset, Vermont; and Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.


Maza is located at 48°23′33″N 99°11′39″W / 48.39250°N 99.19417°W / 48.39250; -99.19417 (48.392442, -99.194052).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2000 the city had a total area of 9.1 square miles (24 km2), of which, 8.2 square miles (21 km2) of it was land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it was water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 70
1940 66 −5.7%
1950 82 24.2%
1960 31 −62.2%
1970 20 −35.5%
1980 21 5.0%
1990 12 −42.9%
2000 5 −58.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5 people, 3 households, and 2 families residing in the city. The population density was 0.6 people per square mile (0.2/km²). There were 5 housing units at an average density of 0.6/sq mi (0.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.00% White, and 20.00% from two or more races.

There were three households out of which two were married couples living together, and one was an individual. All five residents were aged between 45 and 64, and the median age was 52 years. There were two women and three men.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,750. The per capita income for the city was $39,000. No-one was below the poverty line.