New Leipzig, North Dakota

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New Leipzig, North Dakota
City
View of the main road looking towards a grain elevator
View of the main road looking towards a grain elevator
Motto: "The Small Friendly German Town On The Dakota Prairie"[1]
Location of New Leipzig, North Dakota
Location of New Leipzig, North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°22′23″N 101°56′51″W / 46.37306°N 101.94750°W / 46.37306; -101.94750Coordinates: 46°22′23″N 101°56′51″W / 46.37306°N 101.94750°W / 46.37306; -101.94750
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Grant
Government
 • Mayor Jerome Roehrich
Area[2]
 • Total 0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)
 • Land 0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,346 ft (715 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 221
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 219
 • Density 250/sq mi (96/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 58562
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-56420
GNIS feature ID 1030394[5]
Website New Leipzig, North Dakota

New Leipzig is a city in Grant County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 221 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

New Leipzig was laid out in 1910 when the railroad was extended to that point.[7] The city took its name after Leipzig in Bessarabia.[8] A post office has been in operation at New Leipzig since 1910.[9]

Geography[edit]

New Leipzig is located at 46°22′23″N 101°56′51″W / 46.37306°N 101.94750°W / 46.37306; -101.94750 (46.373050, -101.947542).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.89 square miles (2.31 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 378
1930 443 17.2%
1940 366 −17.4%
1950 447 22.1%
1960 390 −12.8%
1970 354 −9.2%
1980 352 −0.6%
1990 326 −7.4%
2000 274 −16.0%
2010 221 −19.3%
Est. 2016 219 [4] −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2014 Estimate[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 221 people, 115 households, and 71 families residing in the city. The population density was 248.3 inhabitants per square mile (95.9/km2). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 174.2 per square mile (67.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.9% Native American, and 1.8% from two or more races.

There were 115 households of which 10.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.3% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.42.

The median age in the city was 57.8 years. 11.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12.7% were from 25 to 44; 36.2% were from 45 to 64; and 35.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 274 people, 131 households, and 78 families residing in the city. The population density was 306.4 people per square mile (118.9/km²). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 183.4 per square mile (71.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.27% White and 0.73% Native American. 87.2% were of German ancestry.

There were 131 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 39.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 32.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,521, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $32,000 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,231. About 2.5% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 13.6% of those sixty five or over.

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, New Leipzig has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Leipzig, North Dakota". New Leipzig, North Dakota. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  7. ^ North Dakota: Counties - Towns & People, Part III. Watchmaker Publishing, Ltd. 2008. p. 158. ISBN 978-1-60386-342-1. 
  8. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). North Dakota, a Guide to the Northern Prairie State,. WPA. p. 230. ISBN 978-1-62376-033-5. 
  9. ^ "Grant County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  13. ^ Climate Summary for New Leipzig, North Dakota

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