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Foster County, North Dakota

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Foster County is a county located within the US state of North Dakota As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,3431 Its county seat is Carrington2 The county was founded in 1873 and later organized in 188334 It was named for George I Foster, a pioneer and member of the Territorial legislature5

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Major highways
    • 12 Adjacent counties
    • 13 National protected area
  • 2 Demographics
    • 21 2000 census
    • 22 2010 census
  • 3 Communities
    • 31 Cities
    • 32 Townships
    • 33 Unincorporated communities
  • 4 Politics
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 647 square miles 1,680 km2, of which 635 square miles 1,640 km2 is land and 11 square miles 28 km2 18% is water6 It is the second-smallest county in North Dakota by area

Major highwaysedit

  • US Highway 52
  • US Highway 281
  • North Dakota Highway 9
  • North Dakota Highway 20
  • North Dakota Highway 200

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Eddy County north
  • Griggs County east
  • Stutsman County south
  • Wells County west

National protected areaedit

  • Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge part

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1880 37
1890 1,210 3,1703%
1900 3,770 2116%
1910 5,313 409%
1920 6,108 150%
1930 6,353 40%
1940 5,824 −83%
1950 5,337 −84%
1960 5,361 04%
1970 4,832 −99%
1980 4,611 −46%
1990 3,983 −136%
2000 3,759 −56%
2010 3,343 −111%
Est 2016 3,303 −12%
US Decennial Census8
1790-19609 1900-199010
1990-200011 2010-20161

2000 censusedit

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,759 people, 1,540 households, and 1,031 families residing in the county The population density was 2/km² 6/sq mi There were 1,793 housing units at an average density of 1/km² 3/sq mi The racial makeup of the county was 9902% White, 013% Black or African American, 043% Native American, 005% from other races, and 037% from two or more races 019% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race 431% were of German, 310% Norwegian and 54% Irish ancestry

There were 1,540 households out of which 3100% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 5750% were married couples living together, 640% had a female householder with no husband present, and 3300% were non-families 3060% of all households were made up of individuals and 1600% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 239 and the average family size was 299

In the county, the population was spread out with 2620% under the age of 18, 550% from 18 to 24, 2590% from 25 to 44, 2100% from 45 to 64, and 2140% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 40 years For every 100 females there were 9880 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9580 males

The median income for a household in the county was $32,019, and the median income for a family was $40,469 Males had a median income of $31,442 versus $19,750 for females The per capita income for the county was $17,928 About 760% of families and 930% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1090% of those under age 18 and 1240% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,343 people, 1,495 households, and 930 families residing in the county12 The population density was 53 inhabitants per square mile 20/km2 There were 1,801 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile 11/km213 The racial makeup of the county was 984% white, 06% American Indian, 01% black or African American, 01% Asian, 02% from other races, and 05% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 09% of the population12 In terms of ancestry, 542% were German, 359% were Norwegian, 98% were Irish, 58% were American, and 51% were Swedish14

Of the 1,495 households, 237% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 534% were married couples living together, 55% had a female householder with no husband present, 378% were non-families, and 335% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 220 and the average family size was 281 The median age was 467 years12

The median income for a household in the county was $41,066 and the median income for a family was $55,278 Males had a median income of $40,076 versus $29,189 for females The per capita income for the county was $27,945 About 34% of families and 73% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52% of those under age 18 and 134% of those age 65 or over15

Communitiesedit

Citiesedit

  • Carrington county seat
  • Glenfield
  • Grace City
  • McHenry

Townshipsedit

  • Birtsell
  • Bordulac
  • Bucephalia
  • Carrington
  • Eastman
  • Estabrook
  • Florance
  • Glenfield
  • Haven
  • Larrabee
  • Longview
  • McHenry
  • McKinnon
  • Melville
  • Nordmore
  • Rolling Prairie
  • Rose Hill
  • Wyard

Unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Barlow
  • Bordulac
  • Juanita
  • Melville

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results16
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 722% 1,241 202% 347 76% 131
2012 612% 1,030 361% 607 27% 45
2008 554% 914 416% 687 30% 50
2004 690% 1,219 293% 518 16% 29
2000 672% 1,172 272% 474 56% 97
1996 459% 801 381% 664 160% 279
1992 414% 803 291% 565 295% 572
1988 588% 1,218 404% 837 07% 15
1984 642% 1,422 346% 765 12% 27
1980 666% 1,534 255% 586 80% 183
1976 486% 1,120 498% 1,147 17% 38
1972 603% 1,352 384% 861 13% 30
1968 523% 1,119 419% 897 58% 123
1964 413% 927 586% 1,315 01% 2
1960 533% 1,351 467% 1,182
1956 535% 1,234 461% 1,062 04% 10
1952 642% 1,558 355% 862 03% 8
1948 448% 938 520% 1,089 32% 66
1944 444% 891 549% 1,102 07% 14
1940 432% 1,109 563% 1,446 05% 12
1936 248% 685 687% 1,894 65% 180
1932 247% 609 744% 1,838 10% 24
1928 490% 1,137 508% 1,178 03% 6
1924 451% 922 141% 287 408% 834
1920 790% 1,583 185% 371 25% 50
1916 445% 549 536% 662 19% 24
1912 300% 285 424% 403 277% 263
1908 560% 569 427% 434 13% 13
1904 717% 618 259% 223 24% 21
1900 615% 415 357% 241 28% 19

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Foster 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. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies" Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries The Newberry Library 2006 Retrieved February 3, 2015 
  4. ^ "County History" North Dakotagov The State of North Dakota Retrieved February 3, 2015 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry 1905 The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States Govt Print Off p 130 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Archived from the original on January 29, 2015 Retrieved January 28, 2015 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  8. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved January 28, 2015 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved January 28, 2015 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved January 28, 2015 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved January 28, 2015 
  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

  • ND DOT county map of Foster County PDF
  • Foster County official website
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Coordinates: 47°28′N 98°53′W / 4746°N 9889°W / 4746; -9889

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