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
Area
 • 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]

History[edit]

Maza had its start when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] A post office was established at Maza in 1893, and remained in operation until 1964.[7] The community most likely was named for their maize.[8]

Geography[edit]

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).[9]

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.

Demographics[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ U.S. Census Bureau: Boundary Changes
  4. ^ 2002 Taxable Valuations, North Dakota League of Cities
  5. ^ U.S. Postal Service Zip Code Lookup
  6. ^ Kildahl, Harold Berg; Kildahl, Erling E. (2008). Westward We Came: A Norwegian Immigrant's Story, 1866-1898. Purdue University Press. p. 189. ISBN 978-1-55753-471-2. 
  7. ^ "Towner County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). North Dakota, a Guide to the Northern Prairie State. WPA. p. 204. ISBN 978-1-62376-033-5. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.