McLean County, North Dakota

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McLean County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting McLean 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 November 1, 1883
Seat Washburn
Largest city Garrison
Area
 • Total 2,328 sq mi (6,029 km2)
 • Land 2,111 sq mi (5,467 km2)
 • Water 217 sq mi (562 km2), 9.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 9,729
 • Density 4.2/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.visitmcleancounty.com

McLean County (/məˈkln/ mə-KLAYN) is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,962.[1] Its county seat is Washburn.[2] The county was created by the 1883 territorial legislature and organized on November 1, 1883.[3] It was named for John A. McLean, a prominent citizen and the first mayor of Bismarck, North Dakota.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,328 square miles (6,030 km2), of which 2,111 square miles (5,470 km2) is land and 217 square miles (560 km2) (9.3%) is water.[5] It is the third-largest county in North Dakota by land area and second-largest by total area.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 860
1900 4,791 457.1%
1910 14,496 202.6%
1920 17,266 19.1%
1930 17,991 4.2%
1940 16,082 −10.6%
1950 18,824 17.1%
1960 14,030 −25.5%
1970 11,251 −19.8%
1980 12,383 10.1%
1990 10,457 −15.6%
2000 9,311 −11.0%
2010 8,962 −3.7%
Est. 2016 9,729 [6] 8.6%
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 9,311 people, 3,815 households, and 2,712 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 5,264 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.52% White, 0.02% Black or African American, 5.95% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 0.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 48.6% were of German and 22.1% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 3,815 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.30% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 27.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,337, and the median income for a family was $39,604. Males had a median income of $32,376 versus $18,224 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,220. About 10.40% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.30% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,962 people, 3,897 households, and 2,600 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 4.2 inhabitants per square mile (1.6/km2). There were 5,590 housing units at an average density of 2.6 per square mile (1.0/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 91.0% white, 7.0% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 54.4% were German, 24.6% were Norwegian, 6.5% were Irish, 5.6% were Swedish, 5.1% were English, and 3.6% were American.[13]

Of the 3,897 households, 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.3% were non-families, and 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.75. The median age was 49.1 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $52,922 and the median income for a family was $62,686. Males had a median income of $48,906 versus $29,431 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,029. About 6.5% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

  • Amundsville
  • Andrews
  • Aurena
  • Blackwater
  • Blue Hill
  • Butte
  • Byersville
  • Cremerville
  • Deepwater
  • Dogden
  • Douglas
  • Gate
  • Greatstone
  • Horseshoe Valley
  • Lake Williams
  • Longfellow
  • Loquemont
  • Malcolm
  • McGinnis
  • Medicine Hill
  • Mercer
  • Otis
  • Roseglen
  • Rosemont
  • Saint Mary
  • Snow
  • Turtle Lake
  • Victoria
  • Wise

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Communities flooded by Garrison Dam[edit]

  • Elbowoods
  • Red Butte, Mandan community
  • Lucky Mound
  • Nishu
  • Beaver Creek
  • Independence
  • Shell Creek
  • Charging Eagle

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 72.6% 3,860 20.3% 1,081 7.0% 374
2012 63.6% 3,141 33.8% 1,670 2.6% 127
2008 58.4% 2,767 39.4% 1,867 2.2% 102
2004 63.5% 3,014 35.0% 1,664 1.5% 72
2000 62.2% 2,891 31.5% 1,465 6.2% 290
1996 45.4% 1,988 40.2% 1,759 14.5% 633
1992 40.1% 2,124 34.1% 1,808 25.9% 1,371
1988 53.9% 2,906 45.0% 2,428 1.2% 62
1984 62.8% 3,673 35.3% 2,062 1.9% 112
1980 67.8% 4,234 25.8% 1,613 6.4% 399
1976 48.2% 2,729 49.7% 2,815 2.1% 121
1972 66.2% 3,575 31.6% 1,703 2.2% 120
1968 55.0% 2,764 40.8% 2,050 4.3% 216
1964 39.7% 2,204 60.2% 3,339 0.1% 4
1960 55.1% 3,398 44.9% 2,771 0.1% 4
1956 58.2% 3,653 41.5% 2,609 0.3% 18
1952 68.6% 5,184 30.4% 2,295 1.0% 76
1948 50.1% 2,762 41.4% 2,283 8.5% 468
1944 53.4% 2,822 44.0% 2,326 2.7% 140
1940 59.0% 4,113 38.2% 2,666 2.8% 193
1936 25.2% 1,732 58.6% 4,018 16.2% 1,112
1932 23.9% 1,369 76.1% 4,354
1928 47.5% 2,730 49.7% 2,855 2.8% 161
1924 36.0% 1,651 4.2% 194 59.8% 2,738
1920 74.2% 3,724 14.9% 748 10.9% 545
1916 41.6% 1,054 47.8% 1,210 10.6% 267
1912 25.6% 505 29.6% 583 44.8% 882[16]
1908 67.8% 2,273 27.7% 927 4.5% 151
1904 88.4% 1,928 10.1% 219 1.5% 33
1900 83.7% 587 15.7% 110 0.6% 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. 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". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  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. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. 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 2016-03-14. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  16. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 526 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 325 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 31 votes.

Further reading[edit]

  • Mary Ann Barnes Williams, Pioneer Days of Washburn, N. Dakota and Vicinity. Washburn, ND: Washburn Leader, 1936.
  • McLean County Heritage. Washburn, ND: McLean County Historical Society, 1978.

Coordinates: 47°37′N 101°19′W / 47.61°N 101.32°W / 47.61; -101.32