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Burlington, North Dakota

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Burlington is a city in Ward County, North Dakota, United States It was founded in 1883,5 the third in a series that included two earlier settlements Despite this, Burlington is still the oldest city in Ward County, as well as north-western and north central North Dakota In 1885, as it was the only city in the then-newly formed Imperial Ward County now split into Ward, Renville, Mountrail, and Burke counties, it was made the county seat, a position it held until 1888 The population was 1,060 at the 2010 census6 Burlington is part of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2010 census
    • 32 2000 census
  • 4 Education
  • 5 Athletics
    • 51 Statistics
  • 6 Media
    • 61 Radio
    • 62 Television
  • 7 Transportation
    • 71 Railroads
    • 72 Airports
  • 8 Sites of interest
  • 9 Notable residents
  • 10 Climate
  • 11 References
  • 12 External links

Historyedit

Dakota Territory, circa 1886

Burlington and its former settlements were founded by James Johnson and James Colton the men who also settled Larimore, North Dakota in Dakota Territory in the late 1870s Earlier settlements were The Forks, and later Colton named after James Colton, which are considered forerunners of the city Its current name was given to it by James Johnson during the creation of the post office, and was the name of his hometown of Burlington, Iowa "The Forks" is used as a nickname for Burlington, both alluding to its heritage, as well as its geographic location at the confluence of the Des Lacs and Souris Rivers One of the first buildings in Burlington was the first Ward County Courthouse, built by James Johnson, and used originally as a granary It was moved to the North Dakota State Fair fairgrounds in the mid-20th century and now serves as one of the two buildings of the Ward County Historical Society's Fairgrounds Museum In the early 1890s, the Burlington Reporter became the first newspaper in western North Dakota It would in the future be renamed to the Minot Daily News On June 24, 2011, the entire city was evacuated when floodwaters swept through the town

Geographyedit

Burlington is located on the Drift Prairie of north central North Dakota at 48°16′39″N 101°25′40″W / 48277475°N 101427694°W / 48277475; -101427694 48277475, -101427694,7 directly next to the confluence of the Des Lacs and the Souris Rivers, in Burlington Township, North Dakota, and Kirkelie Township, North Dakota According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 064 square miles 166 km2, all of it land1

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1920 300
1930 270 −100%
1940 200 −259%
1950 200 00%
1960 262 310%
1970 247 −57%
1980 762 2085%
1990 995 306%
2000 1,096 102%
2010 1,060 −33%
Est 2016 1,191 124%
US Decennial Census8
2015 Estimate9

2010 censusedit

As of the census2 of 2010, there were 1,060 people, 399 households, and 293 families residing in the city The population density was 1,6563 inhabitants per square mile 6395/km2 There were 410 housing units at an average density of 6406 per square mile 2473/km2 The racial makeup of the city was 942% White, 01% African American, 27% Native American, 02% Asian, 08% from other races, and 21% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21% of the population

There were 399 households of which 404% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 579% were married couples living together, 103% had a female householder with no husband present, 53% had a male householder with no wife present, and 266% were non-families 216% of all households were made up of individuals and 83% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 266 and the average family size was 311

The median age in the city was 33 years 288% of residents were under the age of 18; 83% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 274% were from 25 to 44; 276% were from 45 to 64; and 78% were 65 years of age or older The gender makeup of the city was 492% male and 508% female

2000 censusedit

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,096 people, 369 households, and 298 families residing in the city The population density was 1,7375 people per square mile 6717/km2 There were 388 housing units at an average density of 6151 per square mile 2378/km2 The racial makeup of the city was 9608% White, 055% African American, 201% Native American, 018% Asian, and 119% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 091% of the population

The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are German 488%, Norwegian 323%, Irish 75%, Swedish 49%, English 47%, French 36%

There were 369 households out of which 518% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 656% were married couples living together, 117% had a female householder with no husband present, and 192% were non-families 146% of all households were made up of individuals and 43% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 297 and the average family size was 327

In the city, the population was spread out with 359% under the age of 18, 74% from 18 to 24, 337% from 25 to 44, 169% from 45 to 64, and 62% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 31 years For every 100 females there were 936 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 937 males

The median income for a household in the city was $40,078, and the median income for a family was $42,639 Males had a median income of $24,922 versus $19,179 for females The per capita income for the city was $14,250 About 27% of families and 37% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30% of those under age 18 and 94% of those age 65 or over

Educationedit

Burlington's school district merged with Des Lacs' school district in the late 1960s to form United Public School District 7,10 thus Des Lacs High School now serves students living Burlington, and Burlington School the Elementary This means that it has since shared a school system with nearby Des Lacs Children in grades kindergarten through eighth attend school in Burlington, while those in grades nine through twelve attend high school in Des Lacs Before 2000, there was a lack of room for the possibility of the seventh and eighth grades being located in Burlington, as the room needed for those grades was not completed until that year in the form of a new junior high wing Burlington-Des Lacs Elementary School had approximately 500 enrolled students as of the 2008 school year

North Dakota State Principal of the Year
  • 2001 - Alton Nygaard - Des Lacs-Burlington High School
North Dakota State Superintendent of the Year
  • 2000 - Joe Lukach - United Public School District 7
  • 2007 - Clark Ranum - United Public School District 7

Athleticsedit

Statisticsedit

Runner-up
  • State Class 'B' boys' basketball: 1992
  • Women's softball: 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947
  • State Class 'B' boys' baseball: 1991, 1992, 1998
  • Region 16 Class 'B' boys' baseball: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • ND Region 6 Legion baseball: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Championship
  • State
    • State Class 'B' volleyball: 2001
    • State Class 'B' football: 1993

Mediaedit

Radioedit

AM
  • 910 KCJB - "91 Country" classic country/talk
  • 1320 KHRT - "K-Heart" gospel music
  • 1390 KRRZ - "Cars" oldies
FM
  • 889 KMPR - Prairie Public Radio incl NPR, PRI, APR
  • 911 K220GC - HBN Radio Christian
  • 919 K216EE - K-LOVE Christian
  • 937 KIZZ - "Z94" Top 40/CHR
  • 949 KTZU - "The Zoo" classic rock
  • 971 KYYX - "97 Kicks" country
  • 981 KOWW-LP - "The Cowlip" eclectic community broadcaster Burlington, North Dakota
  • 999 KMXA-FM - "Mix 999" hot AC
  • 1029 KWGO - "W-G-O" adult contemporary Burlington, North Dakota
  • 1041 KSAF-LP - Radio 74 Christian
  • 1053 KZPR - "The Fox" mainstream rock
  • 1069 KHRT - "K-Heart" Christian

Televisionedit

  • Burlington Community Access Channel
  • Burlington Retail Channel

Transportationedit

  • US Route 52
  • US Route 2

Railroadsedit

The railroads remain in Burlington today, and are becoming more important to the local oil and gravel industries, though Great Northern is now part of the BNSF Railway and the Soo Line is run by the Canadian Pacific Railway

Airportsedit

There are three private airstrips and landing strips within a three-mile radius of Burlington One, Pietschtree airstrip, is located directly next to Burlington to the north Otherwise, major aerial transportation is through Minot International Airport

Sites of interestedit

  • Old Settlers Park and, next to it, the Burlington Project "The Project", consisting of a 'Northern Project' and 'Southern Project'
  • Burlington Walking Path, which starts on US Route 2 and 52 and goes on for more than eight miles until finally connecting with Minot
  • Burlington Recreational Park and Burlington Recreational Baseball Diamond Complex
  • Lake Darling, North Dakota and Souris National Wildlife Refuge
  • Peace Lutheran Church, Burlington Cemetery
  • Burlington Township Cemetery
  • Art Relief

Notable residentsedit

  • Jeremy Horst - MLB pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies

Climateedit

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, Burlington has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps11

Referencesedit

  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. ^ Official city website
  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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990" United States Census Bureau 2011-02-12 Retrieved 2011-04-23 
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau "Census of Population and Housing" Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved October 23, 2013 
  9. ^ "Population Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved June 9, 2016 
  10. ^ United Public School District 7
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Burlington, North Dakota

External linksedit

  • City of Burlington
  • Ward County Historical Society
  • James and Ida Johnson's History of Burlington
  • United Public School District 7
  • Burlington Township information at Rootsweb
  • Burlington placename historypermanent dead link at webfamilytreecom
  • Burlington at city-datacom
  • Burlington, North Dakota travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Burlington Centennial, 1883-1983 from the Digital Horizons website

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