Wilton, North Dakota

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Wilton, North Dakota
City
Ukrainian Orthodox church in Wilton, North Dakota
Ukrainian Orthodox church in Wilton, North Dakota
Motto: "A city rich in its past and future..."
Location of Wilton, North Dakota
Location of Wilton, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°9′32″N 100°47′9″W / 47.15889°N 100.78583°W / 47.15889; -100.78583Coordinates: 47°9′32″N 100°47′9″W / 47.15889°N 100.78583°W / 47.15889; -100.78583
Country United States
State North Dakota
Counties McLean, Burleigh
Area[1]
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Land 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 2,172 ft (662 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 711
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 727
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (430/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58579
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-86580
GNIS feature ID 1036350[4]
Website http://www.wiltonnd.org/

Wilton is a city in Burleigh and McLean counties in the State of North Dakota. It is part of the "Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area" or "Bismarck-Mandan". The population was 711 at the 2010 census.[5] Founded in 1899, Wilton was named by General W. D. Washburn after the town of Wilton in his native state of Maine.

History[edit]

Wilton was platted in 1899 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] The city was named after Wilton, Maine, the native home of an early settler.[7] A post office has been in operation at Wilton since 1900.[8] Wilton was originally built up chiefly by Ukrainians.[9]

Geography[edit]

Wilton is located at 47°9′32″N 100°47′9″W / 47.15889°N 100.78583°W / 47.15889; -100.78583 (47.159011, -100.785903).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), of which, 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 437
1920 108 −75.3%
1930 149 38.0%
1940 117 −21.5%
1950 134 14.5%
1960 105 −21.6%
1970 116 10.5%
1980 262 125.9%
1990 728 177.9%
2000 807 10.9%
2010 711 −11.9%
Est. 2016 727 [3] 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2015 Estimate[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 711 people, 317 households, and 188 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,128.6 inhabitants per square mile (435.8/km2). There were 358 housing units at an average density of 568.3 per square mile (219.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 2.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 317 households of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 46.7 years. 19.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 32.9% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.2% male and 46.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 807 people, 309 households, and 219 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,395.3 people per square mile (537.2/km²). There were 347 housing units at an average density of 599.9 per square mile (231.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.27% White, 0.12% African American, 0.74% Native American, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 309 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $39,063. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,111. About 8.0% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 17.1% of those age 65 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, Wilton has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  6. ^ North Dakota: Counties, Towns & People. Watchmaker Publishing, Ltd. 2008. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-60386-191-5. 
  7. ^ Capace, Nancy (1 January 2001). Encyclopedia of North Dakota. Somerset Publishers, Inc. p. 303. ISBN 978-0-403-09608-4. 
  8. ^ "McLean County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). North Dakota, a Guide to the Northern Prairie State,. WPA. p. 209. ISBN 978-1-62376-033-5. 
  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 July 19, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2016. 
  13. ^ Climate Summary for Wilton, North Dakota

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