Rawson, North Dakota

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Rawson, North Dakota
Street in Rawson
Street in Rawson
Rawson, North Dakota is located in North Dakota
Rawson, North Dakota
Rawson, North Dakota
Location within the state of North Dakota
Rawson, North Dakota is located in the United States
Rawson, North Dakota
Rawson, North Dakota
Rawson, North Dakota (the United States)
Coordinates: 47°49′3″N 103°32′35″W / 47.81750°N 103.54306°W / 47.81750; -103.54306Coordinates: 47°49′3″N 103°32′35″W / 47.81750°N 103.54306°W / 47.81750; -103.54306
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
 • Total0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
2,260 ft (689 m)
 • Total6
 • Density24.5/sq mi (9.4/km2)
ZIP code
Area code(s)701
FIPS code38-65500[1]
GNIS feature ID1030847[2]

Rawson is a now-unincorporated farm community in McKenzie County, North Dakota, United States. It has 2 streets Main Street, one mile north of the combined state highways 200 and 85, at Main's intersection with First Avenue. The population was 6 at the 2000 census. Rawson was founded in 1913 and incorporated, and attained the status of a small rural town. The government of Rawson was dissolved in 2002,[3] Mail was then sent to Alexander.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land. The land is fertile and flat, and used for farming. Rawson is located at 47°49′3″N 103°32′35″W / 47.81750°N 103.54306°W / 47.81750; -103.54306 (47.817537, -103.543091).[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6 people, 2 households, and 2 families residing in the city. The population density was 24.5 people per square mile (9.3/km²). There were 7 housing units at an average density of 28.5 per square mile (10.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 2 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, and 100.0% were married couples living together. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 33.3% from 45 to 64. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $16,250, and the median income for a family was $16,250. Males had a median income of $0 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the city was $5,467. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line. Farming is the sole occupation of the population; there are no other businesses or services.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ 2002 Taxable Valuations Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine, North Dakota League of Cities
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.