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Billings County, North Dakota

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Billings County is a county located in the US state of North Dakota As of the 2010 census, the population was 783,1 making it the second-least populous county in North Dakota Its county seat and only incorporated place is Medora2

The Territorial legislature authorized Billings County in 1879, naming it for Northern Pacific Railway president Frederick H Billings It was organized seven years later, on May 4, 1886, at a meeting in Medora The county's area was later reduced by erecting new counties: Golden Valley County in 1912 and Slope County in 19153

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Major highways
    • 12 Adjacent counties
    • 13 National protected areas
  • 2 Demographics
    • 21 2000 census
    • 22 2010 census
    • 23 Population by decade
  • 3 Politics
  • 4 Recreation
  • 5 Communities
    • 51 City
    • 52 Unorganized Territories
    • 53 Unincorporated communities
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,153 square miles 2,990 km2, of which 1,149 square miles 2,980 km2 is land and 46 square miles 12 km2 04% is water4 The South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park lies in the central part of the county, just north of Medora

Major highwaysedit

  • Interstate 94
  • US Highway 85

Adjacent countiesedit

  • McKenzie County north
  • Dunn County northeast
  • Stark County east
  • Slope County south
  • Golden Valley County west

National protected areasedit

  • Little Missouri National Grassland part
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park part

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1880 1,323
1890 170 −872%
1900 975 4735%
1910 10,186 9447%
1920 3,126 −693%
1930 3,140 04%
1940 2,531 −194%
1950 1,777 −298%
1960 1,513 −149%
1970 1,198 −208%
1980 1,138 −50%
1990 1,108 −26%
2000 888 −199%
2010 783 −118%
Est 2016 934 193%
US Decennial Census6
1790-19607 1900-19908
1990-20009 2010-20161
note 1

2000 censusedit

As of the census of 2000, there were 888 people, 366 households, and 255 families residing in the county The population density was 079 people per square mile 031/km² There were 529 housing units at an average density of 045 per square mile 018/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9896% White, 011% Native American, 011% Pacific Islander, 011% from other races, and 070% from two or more races 034% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race 442% were of German, 175% Ukrainian, 82% Norwegian and 54% Irish ancestry

There were 366 households out of which 292% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 626% were married couples living together, 44% had a female householder with no husband present, and 301% were non-families 268% of all households were made up of individuals and 77% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 243 and the average family size was 295

In the county, the population was spread out with 249% under the age of 18, 45% from 18 to 24, 266% from 25 to 44, 280% from 45 to 64, and 160% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 42 years For every 100 females there were 1129 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1124 males

The median income for a household in the county was $32,667, and the median income for a family was $35,750 Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $21,000 for females The per capita income for the county was $16,186 About 107% of families and 128% of the population were below the poverty line, including 110% of those under age 18 and 128% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 783 people, 358 households, and 223 families residing in the county10 The population density was 07 inhabitants per square mile 027/km2 There were 484 housing units at an average density of 04 per square mile 015/km211 The racial makeup of the county was 986% white, 05% Asian, 04% American Indian, 03% black or African American, 01% from other races, and 01% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 05% of the population10 In terms of ancestry, 406% were German, 191% were Ukrainian, 177% were Norwegian, 93% were Irish, 74% were Russian, 50% were English, and 09% were American12

Of the 358 households, 190% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 561% were married couples living together, 17% had a female householder with no husband present, 377% were non-families, and 332% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 216 and the average family size was 272 The median age was 486 years10

The median income for a household in the county was $51,923 and the median income for a family was $61,250 Males had a median income of $46,806 versus $31,250 for females The per capita income for the county was $28,666 About 68% of families and 83% of the population were below the poverty line, including 119% of those under age 18 and 45% of those age 65 or over13

Population by decadeedit

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results14
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 818% 495 98% 59 84% 51
2012 817% 472 154% 89 29% 17
2008 752% 375 229% 114 20% 10
2004 796% 449 176% 99 28% 16
2000 751% 394 156% 82 93% 49
1996 554% 281 229% 116 217% 110
1992 412% 279 181% 123 407% 276
1988 663% 437 320% 211 17% 11
1984 773% 505 204% 133 23% 15
1980 761% 524 177% 122 62% 43
1976 513% 351 417% 285 70% 48
1972 698% 509 263% 192 38% 28
1968 619% 395 273% 174 108% 69
1964 494% 340 506% 348
1960 479% 368 521% 400
1956 634% 437 360% 248 06% 4
1952 820% 674 174% 143 06% 5
1948 505% 372 423% 311 72% 53
1944 625% 354 369% 209 05% 3
1940 621% 663 378% 404 01% 1
1936 267% 329 592% 729 141% 174
1932 273% 295 704% 760 22% 24
1928 522% 458 470% 412 08% 7
1924 483% 421 37% 32 480% 418
1920 915% 787 71% 61 14% 12
1916 491% 306 443% 276 66% 41
1912 353% 671 288% 547 359% 68115
1908 737% 768 227% 236 37% 38
1904 851% 256 123% 37 27% 8
1900 742% 158 239% 51 19% 4

The county is traditionally Republican In each of the last three elections the Republican candidate has received over 70% of the county's vote16 However, it has some third party or independent interest Billings county gave Ross Perot over 20% of the vote in both of his campaigns1718 It also gave Pat Buchanan approximately 6% when he ran as the Reform Party's candidate19

Recreationedit

The Bully Pulpit Golf Course is located three miles south of Medora

Communitiesedit

Cityedit

  • Medora county seat

Unorganized Territoriesedit

  • North Billings
  • South Billings

Unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Fairfield
  • Gorham
  • Fryburg
  • Scoria Point Corner
  • Six Mile Corner
  • Sully Springs

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Billings 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. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Archived from the original on January 29, 2015 Retrieved January 27, 2015 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  6. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved January 27, 2015 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved January 27, 2015 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved January 27, 2015 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved January 27, 2015 
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
  15. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 495 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 161 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 25 votes
  16. ^ The New York Times Electoral Map Zoom in on North Dakota
  17. ^ David Leip's Presidential Election Atlas - 1992 statistics
  18. ^ David Leip's Presidential Election Atlas - 1996 statistics
  19. ^ David Leip's Presidential Election Atlas - 2000 statistics
Notes
  1. ^ The total for 1910 includes population 8,009 of townships taken to form Golden Valley and Slope Counties in 1912 and 1915, respectively
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Coordinates: 47°02′N 103°22′W / 4704°N 10337°W / 4704; -10337

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