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Benson County, North Dakota

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Benson County is a county located in the US state of North Dakota As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,6601 Its county seat is Minnewaukan2 The county was created by the 1879 territorial legislature and named for BW Benson, a Dakota Territory legislator at the time The county government was first organized on June 4, 188434

Sullys Hill National Game Preserve and much of the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation are located within the county

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Adjacent counties
    • 12 Major highways
    • 13 National protected areas
  • 2 Demographics
    • 21 2000 census
    • 22 2010 census
    • 23 Population by decade
  • 3 Communities
    • 31 Cities
    • 32 Townships
    • 33 Census-designated place
    • 34 Other communities
  • 4 Politics
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,439 square miles 3,730 km2, of which 1,389 square miles 3,600 km2 is land and 51 square miles 130 km2 35% is water5

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Towner County north
  • Ramsey County northeast
  • Nelson County east
  • Eddy County southeast
  • Wells County southwest
  • Pierce County west

Major highwaysedit

  • US Highway 2
  • US Highway 281
  • North Dakota Highway 19
  • North Dakota Highway 20
  • North Dakota Highway 57

National protected areasedit

  • Pleasant Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Silver Lake National Wildlife Refuge part
  • Sullys Hill National Game Preserve
  • Wood Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1890 2,460
1900 8,320 2382%
1910 12,681 524%
1920 13,095 33%
1930 13,327 18%
1940 12,629 −52%
1950 10,675 −155%
1960 9,435 −116%
1970 8,245 −126%
1980 7,944 −37%
1990 7,198 −94%
2000 6,964 −33%
2010 6,660 −44%
Est 2016 6,739 12%
US Decennial Census7
1790-19608 1900-19909
1990-200010 2010-20161

2000 censusedit

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,964 people, 2,328 households, and 1,701 families residing in the county The population density was 5 people per square mile 2/km² There were 2,932 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile 1/km² The racial makeup of the county was mostly White 5085% and Native American 4805% In addition, 010% are Black/African American, 001% are Asian, 001% are Pacific Islander, 016% are from other races, and 082% are from two or more races 079% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race 252% were of Norwegian and 148% German ancestry

There were 2,328 households out of which 3800% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 4850% were married couples living together, 1660% had a female householder with no husband present, and 2690% were non-families 2450% of all households were made up of individuals and 1250% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 297 and the average family size was 348

In the county, the population was spread out with 3610% under the age of 18, 780% from 18 to 24, 2330% from 25 to 44, 1940% from 45 to 64, and 1350% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 31 years For every 100 females there were 10210 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 10200 males

The median income for a household in the county was $26,688, and the median income for a family was $31,558 Males had a median income of $23,056 versus $17,862 for females The per capita income for the county was $11,509 About 2440% of families and 2910% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3890% of those under age 18 and 1670% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,660 people, 2,233 households, and 1,628 families residing in the county11 The population density was 48 inhabitants per square mile 19/km2 There were 2,950 housing units at an average density of 21 per square mile 081/km212 The racial makeup of the county was 550% American Indian, 434% white, 02% from other races, and 14% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 12% of the population11 In terms of ancestry, 220% were Norwegian, 180% were German, 50% were Irish, and 06% were American13

Of the 2,233 households, 413% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 423% were married couples living together, 206% had a female householder with no husband present, 271% were non-families, and 232% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 298 and the average family size was 346 The median age was 316 years11

The median income for a household in the county was $30,479 and the median income for a family was $34,597 Males had a median income of $31,729 versus $25,253 for females The per capita income for the county was $14,545 About 261% of families and 356% of the population were below the poverty line, including 483% of those under age 18 and 169% of those age 65 or over14

Population by decadeedit

Communitiesedit

Citiesedit

  • Brinsmade
  • Esmond
  • Knox
  • Leeds
  • Maddock
  • Minnewaukan county seat
  • Oberon
  • Warwick
  • York

Townshipsedit

  • Albert
  • Arne
  • Aurora
  • Beaver
  • Broe
  • Butte Valley
  • East Fork
  • Eldon
  • Esmond
  • Hesper
  • Impark
  • Iowa
  • Irvine
  • Isabel
  • Knox
  • Lake Ibsen
  • Lallie
  • Leeds
  • Lohnes
  • McClellan
  • Minco
  • Mission
  • Normania
  • North Viking
  • Oberon
  • Pleasant Lake
  • Rich Valley
  • Riggin
  • Rock
  • South Viking
  • Twin Lake
  • Twin Tree
  • Warwick
  • West Antelope
  • West Bay
  • Wood Lake
  • York

Census-designated placeedit

  • Fort Totten

Other communitiesedit

  • Baker
  • Comstock
  • Fillmore
  • Flora
  • Harlow
  • Hesper
  • Isabel
  • Josephine
  • Lallie
  • Niles
  • Pleasant Lake
  • Saint Michael
  • Tilden
  • Tokio

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results15
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 462% 929 419% 842 119% 240
2012 402% 868 573% 1,235 25% 54
2008 326% 773 661% 1,569 14% 32
2004 446% 1,002 533% 1,196 21% 48
2000 490% 1,055 442% 952 68% 147
1996 391% 850 488% 1,059 121% 263
1992 333% 874 429% 1,126 238% 625
1988 434% 1,316 558% 1,691 08% 24
1984 514% 1,729 476% 1,599 10% 35
1980 599% 2,149 312% 1,119 89% 319
1976 453% 1,689 530% 1,973 17% 63
1972 551% 2,050 439% 1,635 10% 36
1968 469% 1,707 486% 1,772 45% 164
1964 367% 1,489 632% 2,566 01% 5
1960 508% 2,259 491% 2,181 01% 3
1956 557% 2,340 440% 1,851 03% 12
1952 696% 3,192 295% 1,353 09% 39
1948 443% 1,920 512% 2,216 45% 195
1944 430% 1,726 564% 2,261 06% 23
1940 459% 2,485 535% 2,898 07% 37
1936 190% 1,020 623% 3,343 187% 1,000
1932 238% 1,170 742% 3,650 20% 97
1928 538% 2,621 450% 2,194 12% 57
1924 450% 1,870 59% 246 491% 2,040
1920 811% 3,540 156% 680 33% 145
1916 533% 1,210 406% 922 61% 138
1912 261% 515 301% 594 437% 862
1908 678% 1,363 275% 553 47% 94
1904 856% 1,111 110% 143 34% 44
1900 755% 1,084 222% 319 23% 33

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Benson County, North Dakota

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Retrieved October 31, 2013 
  2. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2011-05-31 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  3. ^ "County History" Official Portal for North Dakota State Government Retrieved 4 May 2011 
  4. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies" Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries The Newberry Library 2006 Retrieved February 2, 2015 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Archived from the original on January 29, 2015 Retrieved January 27, 2015 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  7. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved January 27, 2015 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved January 27, 2015 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved January 27, 2015 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved January 27, 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. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
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