Nekoma, North Dakota

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Nekoma, North Dakota
City
Grain Elevator in Nekoma
Grain Elevator in Nekoma
Location of Nekoma, North Dakota
Location of Nekoma, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°34′36″N 98°22′16″W / 48.57667°N 98.37111°W / 48.57667; -98.37111Coordinates: 48°34′36″N 98°22′16″W / 48.57667°N 98.37111°W / 48.57667; -98.37111
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Cavalier
Area[1]
 • Total 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Land 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,631 ft (497 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 50
 • Estimate (2014)[3] 48
 • Density 138.9/sq mi (53.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58355
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-55740
GNIS feature ID 1030368[4]

Nekoma is a city in Cavalier County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 50 at the 2010 census.[5] Nekoma was founded in 1905. Nekoma is 15 miles south of Langdon, North Dakota.

Of particular interest in Nekoma is the Safeguard Program anti-ballistic missile complex, with a large pyramid phased array radar structure visible for miles in every direction.

Geography[edit]

Nekoma is located at 48°34′36″N 98°22′16″W / 48.57667°N 98.37111°W / 48.57667; -98.37111 (48.576546, -98.371083).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 120
1920 189 57.5%
1930 191 1.1%
1940 184 −3.7%
1950 140 −23.9%
1960 143 2.1%
1970 84 −41.3%
1980 102 21.4%
1990 63 −38.2%
2000 51 −19.0%
2010 50 −2.0%
Est. 2014 48 [7] −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2014 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 50 people, 21 households, and 15 families residing in the city. The population density was 138.9 inhabitants per square mile (53.6/km2). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 100.0 per square mile (38.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 21 households of which 19.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.6% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% 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 2.93.

The median age in the city was 54 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12% were from 25 to 44; 50% were from 45 to 64; and 14% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 58.0% male and 42.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 51 people, 21 households, and 12 families residing in the city. The population density was 136.7 people per square mile (53.2/km²). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 109.9 per square mile (42.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.04% White, and 1.96% from two or more races.

There were 21 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, and 38.1% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 112.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,188, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $11,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,330. There were no families and 5.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 22.2% of those over 64.

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