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Mercer County, North Dakota

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Mercer County is a county located in the US state of North Dakota As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,4241 Its county seat is Stanton2 The county was created by the 1874-1875 territorial legislature and was named for William Henry Harrison Mercer3 1844–1901, an early rancher who settled north of Bismarck in 1869 The county government was first organized on August 4, 18844

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Adjacent counties
    • 12 Major highways
    • 13 National protected area
  • 2 Demographics
    • 21 2000 census
    • 22 2010 census
  • 3 Communities
  • 4 Politics
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,112 square miles 2,880 km2, of which 1,043 square miles 2,700 km2 is land and 70 square miles 180 km2 63% is water5

Adjacent countiesedit

  • McLean County north
  • Oliver County east
  • Morton County south
  • Stark County southwest/MST Border
  • Dunn County west/MST Border

Major highwaysedit

  • North Dakota Highway 31
  • North Dakota Highway 48
  • North Dakota Highway 49
  • North Dakota Highway 200
  • North Dakota Highway 1806

National protected areaedit

  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1890 428
1900 1,778 3154%
1910 4,747 1670%
1920 8,224 732%
1930 9,516 157%
1940 9,611 10%
1950 8,686 −96%
1960 6,805 −217%
1970 6,175 −93%
1980 9,404 523%
1990 9,808 43%
2000 8,644 −119%
2010 8,424 −25%
Est 2016 8,694 32%
US Decennial Census7
1790-19608 1900-19909
1990-200010 2010-20161

2000 censusedit

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,644 people, 3,346 households, and 2,445 families residing in the county The population density was 8 people per square mile 3/km² There were 4,402 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile 2/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9604% White, 005% Black or African American, 200% Native American, 025% Asian, 038% Pacific Islander, 012% from other races, and 116% from two or more races 037% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race 688% were of German and 82% Norwegian ancestry

There were 3,346 households out of which 3710% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 6520% were married couples living together, 510% had a female householder with no husband present, and 2690% were non-families 2480% of all households were made up of individuals and 1110% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 255 and the average family size was 305

In the county, the population was spread out with 2910% under the age of 18, 420% from 18 to 24, 2750% from 25 to 44, 2490% from 45 to 64, and 1430% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 40 years For every 100 females there were 10120 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9990 males

The median income for a household in the county was $42,269, and the median income for a family was $51,983 Males had a median income of $47,969 versus $21,667 for females The per capita income for the county was $18,256 About 550% of families and 750% of the population were below the poverty line, including 520% of those under age 18 and 2090% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,424 people, 3,625 households, and 2,500 families residing in the county11 The population density was 81 inhabitants per square mile 31/km2 There were 4,450 housing units at an average density of 43 per square mile 17/km212 The racial makeup of the county was 956% white, 23% American Indian, 03% Asian, 02% black or African American, 01% Pacific islander, 04% from other races, and 11% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 14% of the population11 In terms of ancestry, 647% were German, 215% were Norwegian, 66% were Russian, 62% were Irish, and 22% were American13

Of the 3,625 households, 265% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 601% were married couples living together, 50% had a female householder with no husband present, 310% were non-families, and 273% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 229 and the average family size was 276 The median age was 463 years11

The median income for a household in the county was $60,191 and the median income for a family was $71,075 Males had a median income of $63,321 versus $32,294 for females The per capita income for the county was $30,616 About 41% of families and 62% of the population were below the poverty line, including 72% of those under age 18 and 112% of those age 65 or over14

Communitiesedit

  • Beulah
  • Golden Valley
  • Hazen
  • Pick City
  • Stanton county seat
  • Zap

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results15
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 803% 3,759 133% 621 65% 302
2012 708% 3,152 262% 1,166 31% 137
2008 634% 2,789 336% 1,476 30% 132
2004 712% 3,285 270% 1,245 19% 87
2000 686% 2,984 232% 1,011 82% 358
1996 483% 1,953 322% 1,300 195% 789
1992 453% 2,274 264% 1,323 283% 1,420
1988 615% 3,013 376% 1,843 09% 46
1984 672% 3,705 314% 1,729 14% 76
1980 680% 3,224 255% 1,209 65% 308
1976 598% 1,982 391% 1,298 11% 36
1972 743% 2,567 227% 784 30% 105
1968 694% 2,039 248% 730 58% 170
1964 540% 1,540 460% 1,310
1960 739% 2,395 261% 844
1956 792% 2,555 206% 666 02% 6
1952 850% 2,994 145% 512 05% 18
1948 753% 2,219 218% 643 29% 86
1944 847% 2,504 151% 445 02% 7
1940 854% 3,341 145% 567 02% 6
1936 316% 1,142 532% 1,924 153% 553
1932 160% 480 832% 2,491 07% 22
1928 375% 971 624% 1,619 01% 3
1924 250% 522 34% 70 716% 1,494
1920 873% 1,786 84% 172 44% 89
1916 642% 730 310% 353 48% 55
1912 200% 147 193% 142 608% 448
1908 811% 430 181% 96 08% 4
1904 933% 252 63% 17 04% 1
1900 868% 269 132% 41

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Mercer County, North Dakota

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on July 14, 2011 Retrieved November 1, 2013 
  2. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry 1905 The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States US Government Printing Office p 205 
  4. ^ "County History" Official Portal for North Dakota State Government Retrieved 4 May 2011 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  7. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed April 20, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
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