Nelson County, North Dakota

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Nelson County, North Dakota
Lakota North Dakota Water Tower.jpg
Water Tower behind Lakota City Hall.
Map of North Dakota highlighting Nelson 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 June 9, 1883
Seat Lakota
Largest city Lakota
Area
 • Total 1,009 sq mi (2,613 km2)
 • Land 982 sq mi (2,543 km2)
 • Water 27 sq mi (70 km2), 2.7%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 2,960
 • Density 3.2/sq mi (1.2/km2)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.nelsonco.org

Nelson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,126.[1] Its county seat is Lakota.[2] The county was founded in 1883.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,009 square miles (2,610 km2), of which 982 square miles (2,540 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (2.7%) is water.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18904,293
19007,31670.4%
191010,14038.6%
192010,3622.2%
193010,203−1.5%
19409,129−10.5%
19508,090−11.4%
19607,034−13.1%
19705,776−17.9%
19805,233−9.4%
19904,410−15.7%
20003,715−15.8%
20103,126−15.9%
Est. 20162,960[6]−5.3%
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 3,715 people, 1,628 households, and 1,004 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,014 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.57% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 53.4% were of Norwegian and 21.8% German ancestry.

There were 1,628 households out of which 24.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 5.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.30% were non-families. 36.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 4.00% from 18 to 24, 20.30% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 27.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,892, and the median income for a family was $37,406. Males had a median income of $27,163 versus $18,857 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,320. About 7.20% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.00% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,126 people, 1,474 households, and 905 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 3.2 inhabitants per square mile (1.2/km2). There were 1,927 housing units at an average density of 2.0 per square mile (0.77/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 97.2% white, 1.0% American Indian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.0% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 52.3% were Norwegian, 34.1% were German, 8.2% were Irish, and 3.9% were American.[13]

Of the 1,474 households, 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.6% were non-families, and 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.66. The median age was 51.5 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $39,071 and the median income for a family was $51,731. Males had a median income of $33,629 versus $28,672 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,838. About 4.0% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

  • Adler
  • Bergen
  • Central
  • Clara
  • Dahlen
  • Dayton
  • Dodds
  • Enterprise
  • Field
  • Forde
  • Hamlin
  • Illinois
  • Lakota
  • Lee
  • Leval
  • Melvin
  • Michigan
  • Nash
  • Nesheim
  • Ora
  • Osago
  • Petersburg
  • Rubin
  • Rugh
  • Sarnia
  • Wamduska
  • Williams

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 59.7% 1,025 31.2% 536 9.1% 156
2012 51.6% 865 45.7% 767 2.7% 46
2008 45.7% 800 51.8% 907 2.6% 45
2004 57.6% 1,107 40.5% 778 1.9% 37
2000 56.0% 1,031 37.3% 687 6.6% 122
1996 41.4% 745 46.0% 827 12.6% 227
1992 39.2% 864 38.1% 841 22.7% 501
1988 48.1% 1,078 51.3% 1,151 0.6% 14
1984 57.5% 1,445 40.8% 1,026 1.7% 42
1980 62.1% 1,611 28.0% 726 9.9% 258
1976 44.3% 1,336 53.4% 1,610 2.3% 69
1972 53.7% 1,625 44.9% 1,358 1.5% 45
1968 48.3% 1,526 46.7% 1,477 5.0% 159
1964 33.5% 1,101 66.5% 2,186
1960 52.0% 1,934 47.9% 1,783 0.1% 2
1956 50.4% 1,821 49.6% 1,794 0.1% 2
1952 63.0% 2,443 36.6% 1,418 0.5% 19
1948 47.3% 1,672 46.0% 1,629 6.7% 237
1944 43.8% 1,506 55.9% 1,925 0.3% 10
1940 43.1% 1,859 56.4% 2,435 0.5% 22
1936 22.3% 1,002 65.8% 2,954 11.9% 535
1932 23.1% 956 76.9% 3,176
1928 60.2% 2,364 39.3% 1,542 0.6% 22
1924 49.2% 1,697 5.1% 175 45.7% 1,577
1920 84.5% 3,127 13.5% 501 2.0% 73
1916 51.0% 1,013 43.3% 861 5.7% 113
1912 26.3% 448 30.9% 526 42.7% 727[16]
1908 63.8% 1,225 32.1% 616 4.1% 79
1904 74.6% 1,284 19.8% 340 5.6% 97
1900 61.2% 994 35.5% 576 3.3% 53

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. 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". North Dakota.gov. The State of North Dakota. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 29, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. 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. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-13. 
  16. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 511 votes, while Socialist Eugene Debs received 178 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 38 votes.

Coordinates: 47°55′N 98°11′W / 47.92°N 98.19°W / 47.92; -98.19