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Divide County, North Dakota

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Divide County is a county located in the US state of North Dakota As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,0711 Its county seat is Crosby2

Divide County was formed following a vote at the November 1910 general election to divide Williams County into two counties This division is the most likely origin of the name,3 though additional deciding factorscitation needed may have been the fact that Divide County lies on the continental divide between the watersheds that flow into the Gulf of Mexico and those that flow into Hudson Bay The county is located next to the Canada–United States border with Saskatchewan The county government was first organized on December 9, 19104 and Crosby has always been the county seat3

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Adjacent counties and rural municipalities
    • 12 Major highways
  • 2 Demographics
    • 21 2000 census
    • 22 2010 census
    • 23 Population by decade
  • 3 Places of interest
  • 4 Communities
    • 41 Cities
    • 42 Townships
    • 43 Unincorporated communities
  • 5 Trivia
  • 6 Politics
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,294 square miles 3,350 km2, of which 1,261 square miles 3,270 km2 is land and 33 square miles 85 km2 26% is water5

Divide County is one of several western North Dakota counties with significant exposure to the Bakken Formation in the Williston Basin

Adjacent counties and rural municipalitiesedit

  • Lake Alma No 8, Saskatchewan northwest
  • Souris Valley No 7, Saskatchewan north
  • Cambria No 6, Saskatchewan north
  • Estevan No 5, Saskatchewan northeast
  • Burke County east
  • Williams County south
  • Sheridan County, Montana west

Major highwaysedit

  • US Highway 85
  • North Dakota Highway 5
  • North Dakota Highway 40
  • North Dakota Highway 42

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1910 6,015
1920 9,637 602%
1930 9,636 00%
1940 7,086 −265%
1950 5,967 −158%
1960 5,566 −67%
1970 4,564 −180%
1980 3,494 −234%
1990 2,899 −170%
2000 2,283 −212%
2010 2,071 −93%
Est 2016 2,413 165%
US Decennial Census7
1790-19608 1900-19909
1990-200010 2010-20161

2000 censusedit

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,283 people, 1,005 households, and 649 families residing in the county The population density was 18 people per square mile 07/km² There were 1,469 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile 04/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9899% White, 013% Native American, 053% Asian, 018% from other races, and 018% from two or more races 061% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

There were 1,005 households out of which 225% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 568% were married couples living together, 42% had a female householder with no husband present, and 354% were non-families 334% of all households were made up of individuals and 199% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 218 and the average family size was 279

In the county, the population was spread out with 202% under the age of 18, 36% from 18 to 24, 201% from 25 to 44, 266% from 45 to 64, and 295% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 49 years For every 100 females there were 1008 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 975 males

The median income for a household in the county was $30,089, and the median income for a family was $39,292 Males had a median income of $28,333 versus $16,371 for females The per capita income for the county was $16,225 About 95% of families and 146% of the population were below the poverty line, including 195% of those under age 18 and 147% of those age 65 or over

The largest ancestries are Norwegian 647%, German 240%, Swedish 88%, and Irish 59%

Among the population claiming adherence to a particular religious organization, 806% claimed adherence to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ELCA in 2010 This rate is the highest such rate for the ELCA among all counties in the United States11

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,071 people, 977 households, and 584 families residing in the county12 The population density was 16 inhabitants per square mile 062/km2 There were 1,324 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile 042/km213 The racial makeup of the county was 980% white, 05% American Indian, 03% Asian, 02% black or African American, 00% from other races, and 08% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 14% of the population12 In terms of ancestry, 577% were Norwegian, 303% were German, 85% were Irish, 52% were Swedish, and 29% were American14

Of the 977 households, 198% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 512% were married couples living together, 45% had a female householder with no husband present, 402% were non-families, and 366% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 205 and the average family size was 266 The median age was 514 years12

The median income for a household in the county was $48,152 and the median income for a family was $65,000 Males had a median income of $42,341 versus $27,596 for females The per capita income for the county was $28,462 About 94% of families and 140% of the population were below the poverty line, including 407% of those under age 18 and 57% of those age 65 or over15

Population by decadeedit

Places of interestedit

Two petroglyphs are displayed at Writing Rock State Historical Site in Writing Rock Township

Communitiesedit

Citiesedit

  • Crosby county seat
  • Noonan
  • Ambrose
  • Fortuna

Townshipsedit

  • Alexandria
  • Ambrose
  • Blooming Prairie
  • Blooming Valley
  • Border
  • Burg
  • Clinton
  • Coalfield
  • Daneville
  • De Witt
  • Elkhorn
  • Fertile Valley
  • Fillmore
  • Frazier
  • Frederick
  • Garnet
  • Gooseneck
  • Hawkeye
  • Hayland
  • Lincoln Valley
  • Long Creek
  • Mentor
  • Palmer
  • Plumer
  • Sioux Trail
  • Smoky Butte
  • Stoneview
  • Troy
  • Twin Butte
  • Upland
  • Westby
  • Writing Rock

Unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Alkabo
  • Bounty
  • Colgan
  • Juno
  • Kermit
  • Paulson
  • Stady

Triviaedit

The border town of Westby, Montana was founded in 1910 on the North Dakotan side of the border, but was moved over to the Montanan side four years later

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results16
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 711% 867 201% 245 88% 107
2012 631% 733 331% 385 38% 44
2008 557% 630 410% 464 33% 37
2004 592% 751 384% 487 24% 30
2000 558% 443 385% 306 57% 45
1996 364% 488 475% 637 161% 215
1992 318% 515 391% 634 291% 471
1988 492% 869 495% 875 14% 24
1984 633% 1,165 340% 626 27% 49
1980 661% 1,267 265% 509 74% 142
1976 445% 881 534% 1,057 20% 40
1972 603% 1,230 379% 774 18% 36
1968 504% 1,032 446% 914 50% 102
1964 342% 779 657% 1,498 02% 4
1960 520% 1,348 479% 1,243 02% 4
1956 520% 1,296 479% 1,194 01% 3
1952 708% 1,999 286% 807 06% 18
1948 481% 981 435% 887 83% 170
1944 442% 1,225 546% 1,513 12% 34
1940 443% 1,437 546% 1,771 11% 34
1936 165% 585 626% 2,212 209% 739
1932 240% 817 698% 2,374 62% 211
1928 604% 1,963 384% 1,250 12% 39
1924 304% 743 37% 91 658% 1,608
1920 808% 2,438 153% 462 39% 117
1916 394% 707 530% 950 76% 137
1912 286% 404 265% 375 449% 634

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Divide 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. ^ a b "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 1, 2015 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Archived from the original on January 29, 2015 Retrieved January 28, 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 28, 2015 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved January 28, 2015 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved January 28, 2015 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved January 28, 2015 
  11. ^ "2010 US Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study - Links and Rankings All Years" Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies 2010 Retrieved January 19, 2014 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS

External linksedit

  • Stories and histories of Divide County 1964 from the Digital Horizons website
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Coordinates: 48°49′N 103°29′W / 4881°N 10349°W / 4881; -10349

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