Ramsey County, North Dakota

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Ramsey County, North Dakota
Ramsey County Courthouse.jpg
Ramsey County Courthouse in Devils Lake, North Dakota.
Map of North Dakota highlighting Ramsey 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 January 25, 1883
Named for Alexander Ramsey
Seat Devils Lake
Largest city Devils Lake
Area
 • Total 1,301 sq mi (3,370 km2)
 • Land 1,187 sq mi (3,074 km2)
 • Water 114 sq mi (295 km2), 8.8%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 11,547
 • Density 25/sq mi (9.6/km2)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.co.ramsey.nd.us

Ramsey County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,451.[1] Its county seat is Devils Lake.[2] The county was created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and organized on January 25, 1883.[3] It was named for Alexander Ramsey, a U.S. Senator from Minnesota.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,301 square miles (3,370 km2), of which 1,187 square miles (3,070 km2) is land and 114 square miles (300 km2) (8.8%) is water.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880281
18904,4181,472.2%
19009,198108.2%
191015,19965.2%
192015,4271.5%
193016,2525.3%
194015,626−3.9%
195014,373−8.0%
196013,443−6.5%
197012,915−3.9%
198013,0481.0%
199012,681−2.8%
200012,066−4.8%
201011,451−5.1%
Est. 201611,547[6]0.8%
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 12,066 people, 4,957 households, and 3,187 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 5,729 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.31% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 5.40% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.7% were of German and 33.7% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 4,957 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.70% were non-families. 31.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,600, and the median income for a family was $42,439. Males had a median income of $29,562 versus $18,629 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,060. About 8.70% of families and 12.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.90% of those under age 18 and 8.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 11,451 people, 4,955 households, and 3,008 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 9.6 inhabitants per square mile (3.7/km2). There were 5,615 housing units at an average density of 4.7 per square mile (1.8/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 87.7% white, 8.7% American Indian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 41.9% were German, 37.7% were Norwegian, 7.0% were Irish, 5.7% were Swedish, 5.2% were English, and 2.9% were American.[13]

Of the 4,955 households, 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.3% were non-families, and 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.82. The median age was 43.0 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $41,792 and the median income for a family was $56,632. Males had a median income of $41,274 versus $25,171 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,130. About 8.7% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

  • Bartlett
  • Cato
  • Chain Lakes
  • Coulee
  • Creel
  • De Groat
  • Dry Lake
  • Fancher
  • Freshwater
  • Grand Harbor
  • Hammer
  • Harding
  • Highland Center
  • Hope
  • Klingstrup
  • Lawton
  • Lillehoff
  • Minnewaukan
  • Morris
  • Newbre
  • Newland
  • Noonan
  • North Creel
  • Northfield
  • Odessa
  • Ontario
  • Overland
  • Pelican
  • Poplar Grove
  • Prospect
  • Royal
  • South Minnewaukan
  • Stevens
  • Sullivan
  • Triumph
  • Webster

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 60.6% 3,217 28.4% 1,505 11.0% 583
2012 53.3% 2,665 43.3% 2,164 3.4% 170
2008 49.6% 2,361 48.6% 2,314 1.8% 87
2004 60.1% 2,943 38.5% 1,885 1.5% 72
2000 60.4% 3,005 33.3% 1,658 6.3% 314
1996 43.5% 2,077 44.5% 2,123 12.0% 574
1992 41.6% 2,516 33.2% 2,008 25.3% 1,530
1988 53.1% 3,103 45.6% 2,665 1.3% 73
1984 63.3% 4,150 35.2% 2,304 1.5% 99
1980 64.9% 4,078 25.6% 1,607 9.6% 600
1976 50.7% 3,293 47.6% 3,096 1.7% 113
1972 61.8% 3,954 37.3% 2,384 1.0% 62
1968 54.6% 3,189 40.8% 2,384 4.7% 272
1964 40.2% 2,409 59.7% 3,572 0.1% 6
1960 56.1% 3,599 43.9% 2,813 0.0% 1
1956 64.4% 3,821 35.5% 2,103 0.1% 6
1952 72.0% 4,670 27.7% 1,794 0.4% 25
1948 52.0% 2,891 44.3% 2,458 3.7% 206
1944 49.3% 2,505 50.0% 2,539 0.8% 39
1940 50.4% 3,629 49.1% 3,530 0.5% 35
1936 25.5% 1,784 65.2% 4,559 9.3% 650
1932 30.3% 1,917 68.5% 4,337 1.2% 75
1928 54.6% 3,246 45.0% 2,672 0.4% 25
1924 62.4% 3,110 7.2% 359 30.5% 1,519
1920 79.3% 3,996 18.6% 937 2.1% 104
1916 44.9% 1,169 51.1% 1,331 4.0% 103
1912 32.2% 739 39.9% 917 27.9% 640
1908 55.8% 1,480 40.4% 1,072 3.8% 101
1904 76.5% 1,523 19.4% 386 4.2% 83
1900 67.8% 1,147 29.3% 496 2.9% 49

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. 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 4, 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. 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 2016-04-03. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-13. 

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Coordinates: 48°15′N 98°43′W / 48.25°N 98.72°W / 48.25; -98.72