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Bottineau, North Dakota

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Bottineau is a city in Bottineau County, North Dakota, United States It is the county seat of Bottineau County5 and is located just over ten miles south of the Canada–United States border The city's population was 2,211 at the 2010 census6

The city is home to Dakota College at Bottineau Attractions in Bottineau include the Bottineau Winter Park and "Tommy Turtle", the world's largest turtle, which has become a landmark for the city Built in 1978 and standing 30 feet tall, the fiberglass turtle is located in the eastern half of the city and was built as a symbol for the nearby Turtle Mountains7

Bottineau is also home to Programmer's Broadcasting, which owns and operates KBTO, along with KTZU and KWGO in Minot

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography and climate
  • 3 Law and government
  • 4 Economy
  • 5 Demographics
    • 51 2010 census
    • 52 2000 census
  • 6 Education
    • 61 K-12
    • 62 Higher education
  • 7 Media
  • 8 Notable people
  • 9 Notes
  • 10 External links

Historyedit

Pierre Bottineau

Bottineau was founded in 1883 as Oak Creek as a customs station and an overnight stagecoach stop The town name was changed to Bottineau in 1884 in honor of Pierre Bottineau c1814-1895, a Métis pioneer, hunter, and trapper who became a successful land speculator

The town was originally located about 15 miles north of its current location The entire town was moved south in 1887 to where the Great Northern Railway was installing new tracks8

In 2012 a new chalet called Annie's House was built in Bottineau Winter Park 16 km North of Bottineau The facility will be North Dakota's first ski facility for handicapped children and wounded veterans It is being built to honor Ann Nicole Nelson, who was the only North Dakotan to die in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City9

Geography and climateedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 109 square miles 282 km2, all of it land1

Climate data for Bottineau, North Dakota 1981–2010
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F °C 156
−91
209
−62
333
07
530
117
655
186
740
233
796
264
793
263
683
202
531
117
340
11
191
−72
496
98
Average low °F °C −43
−202
08
−173
144
−98
289
−17
408
49
508
104
554
13
533
118
428
6
294
−14
152
−93
06
−174
273
−26
Average precipitation inches mm 047
119
040
102
078
198
100
254
241
612
360
914
273
693
241
612
150
381
132
335
069
175
057
145
1787
4539
Average snowfall inches cm 88
224
57
145
65
165
36
91
13
33
00
0
00
0
00
0
01
03
28
71
72
183
92
234
451
1146
Source: NOAA10

Law and governmentedit

Bottineau uses the city council style of municipal government Citizens are divided by location into four wards, who each elect two city council members, for a total of eight

The current president of the city council is Dave Caroline and the current mayor of the city is Ben Aufforth11 The city council meets on the first Monday of every month in the city's Armory

Economyedit

Downtown Bottineau The "Botno" theater name reflects the local pronunciation of Bottineau

The economy in Bottineau is based on agriculture and recreational activities It is the only socialist economy in the state of North Dakota

The city's commercial district consists mainly of small local shops, but a Wal-Mart Supercenter store is now operating within Bottineau; some consider this unusual for a town of such a small size12 Bottineau is also home to the Bottineau County Fair, which is North Dakota's oldest county fair13

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1890 145
1900 888 5124%
1910 1,331 499%
1920 1,172 −119%
1930 1,322 128%
1940 1,739 315%
1950 2,268 304%
1960 2,613 152%
1970 2,760 56%
1980 2,829 25%
1990 2,598 −82%
2000 2,336 −101%
2010 2,211 −54%
Est 2016 2,284 33%
US Decennial Census14
2015 Estimate15

2010 censusedit

As of the census2 of 2010, there were 2,211 people, 972 households, and 538 families residing in the city The population density was 2,0284 inhabitants per square mile 7832/km2 There were 1,085 housing units at an average density of 9954 per square mile 3843/km2 The racial makeup of the city was 924% White, 07% African American, 41% Native American, 05% Asian, 02% from other races, and 22% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14% of the population

There were 972 households of which 233% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 435% were married couples living together, 88% had a female householder with no husband present, 30% had a male householder with no wife present, and 447% were non-families 410% of all households were made up of individuals and 217% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 202 and the average family size was 271

The median age in the city was 449 years 181% of residents were under the age of 18; 135% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 184% were from 25 to 44; 251% were from 45 to 64; and 247% were 65 years of age or older The gender makeup of the city was 488% male and 512% female

2000 censusedit

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,336 people, 979 households, and 550 families residing in the city The population density was 2,2300 people per square mile 8590/km² There were 1,114 housing units at an average density of 1,0634 per square mile 4096/km² The racial makeup of the city was 9525% White, 034% African American, 287% Native American, 039% Asian, 009% from other races, and 107% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 098% of the population

There were 979 households out of which 244% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 476% were married couples living together, 64% had a female householder with no husband present, and 438% were non-families 415% of all households were made up of individuals and 242% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 210 and the average family size was 286

In the city, the population was spread out with 190% under the age of 18, 142% from 18 to 24, 189% from 25 to 44, 208% from 45 to 64, and 272% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 43 years For every 100 females there were 876 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 850 males

The median income for a household in the city was $29,022, and the median income for a family was $40,938 Males had a median income of $29,286 versus $20,089 for females The per capita income for the city was $16,530 About 54% of families and 109% of the population were below the poverty line, including 160% of those under age 18 and 91% of those age 65 or over

Educationedit

K-12edit

Bottineau is served by Bottineau Public Schools The system operates one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school

Higher educationedit

  • Dakota College at Bottineau

Mediaedit

  • Newspapers

The Bottineau Courant is a weekly publication

  • Radio

KBTO is a local FM station A few other stations are available from nearby Manitoba

Notable peopleedit

  • Gary Dahl, the inventor of the Pet Rock, was born in Bottineau16
  • Duane Klueh, retired basketball player and coach; former head coach for Indiana State men's basketball team
  • Ryan Kraft, left wing hockey player with the German Kassel Huskies
  • Gregory R Page, president and CEO of Cargill inc
  • Ronald Paulson, English professor, expert on William Hogarth works
  • Neal Peterson, musician
  • Tom Rapp, leader of the band Pearls Before Swine

Notesedit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2012-01-24 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. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2011-05-31 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data Public Law 94-171 Summary File" American FactFinder United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 21 July 2011 Retrieved 2 May 2011 
  7. ^ Information about Tommy Turtle - roadsideamericacom
  8. ^ http://wwwkxnetcom/getArticleasps=rss&ArticleId=394118 "Bottineau Quasicentential" KXNET, June 20, 2009
  9. ^ Building Annie’s House published in the Minot Daily News on September 9, 2012
  10. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data" National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Retrieved May 4, 2013 
  11. ^ Local government information - city of Bottineau website
  12. ^ Bottineau Wal-Mart story - KXMB
  13. ^ Bottineau County Fair information
  14. ^ United States Census Bureau "Census of Population and Housing" Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved January 19, 2014 
  15. ^ "Population Estimates" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on October 19, 2016 Retrieved June 3, 2016 
  16. ^ "Gary Dahl, Creator Of The Pet Rock, Dies At 78" NPR 1 April 2015 Retrieved 10 April 2015 

External linksedit

  • City of Bottineau official website
  • Bottineau Chamber of Commerce
  • Dakota College at Bottineau website
  • Bottineau Public Schools website

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