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Mountrail County, North Dakota

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Mountrail County is a county located in the northwestern part of North Dakota, United States As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,6731 Its county seat is Stanley2 The county was originally created in 1873, then removed in 1892, annexed by Ward County It was re-created and organized in 190934

Oil production from the Bakken formation in the early 21st century has attracted workers and reversed decades of population decline in the county From 2010 to 2015, especially, population has markedly increased, creating its own strains

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Adjacent counties
    • 22 Major highways
    • 23 National protected areas
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2000 census
    • 32 2010 census
  • 4 Communities
    • 41 Cities
    • 42 Townships
    • 43 Unincorporated communities
  • 5 Politics
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References

Historyedit

Mountrail County was first established in 1873 as Mountraille County by the Dakota Territorial Legislature The boundaries extended from the Missouri River north to the border with Canada45 It remained a county when North Dakota became a state in 1889, but in 1892 North Dakota Legislature authorized neighboring Ward County to take over all of Mountrail's territory, and this county was eliminated4

At the November 3, 1908, general election, a vote was held in Ward County on whether to recreate Mountrail with different boundaries46 The vote was 4,207 to 4,024 in favor of the new county, but North Dakota's Attorney General sued the Secretary of State over the validity of the vote Organization of the new Mountrail County was delayed until the Supreme Court affirmed the vote in January 190947

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,942 square miles 5,030 km2, of which 1,825 square miles 4,730 km2 is land and 116 square miles 300 km2 60% is water8

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

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Burke County north
  • Ward County east
  • McLean County southeast
  • Dunn County south
  • McKenzie County southwest
  • Williams County west

Major highwaysedit

  • US Highway 2
  • North Dakota Highway 8
  • North Dakota Highway 23
  • North Dakota Highway 31
  • North Dakota Highway 37
  • North Dakota Highway 1804

National protected areasedit

  • Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge part
  • Shell Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1910 8,491
1920 12,140 430%
1930 13,544 116%
1940 10,482 −226%
1950 9,418 −102%
1960 10,077 70%
1970 8,437 −163%
1980 7,679 −90%
1990 7,021 −86%
2000 6,631 −56%
2010 7,673 157%
Est 2016 10,242 335%
US Decennial Census10
1790-196011 1900-199012
1990-200013 2010-20151

2000 censusedit

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,631 people, 2,560 households, and 1,753 families residing in the county The population density was 4 people per square mile 1/km² There were 3,438 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile 1/km² The racial makeup of the county was 6599% White, 009% Black or African American, 2998% Native American, 021% Asian, 005% Pacific Islander, 026% from other races, and 342% from two or more races 131% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race 371% were of Norwegian and 154% German ancestry

There were 2,560 households out of which 3180% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 5180% were married couples living together, 1180% had a female householder with no husband present, and 3150% were non-families 2850% of all households were made up of individuals and 1460% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 253 and the average family size was 309

In the county, the population was spread out with 2810% under the age of 18, 680% from 18 to 24, 2320% from 25 to 44, 2420% from 45 to 64, and 1770% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 40 years For every 100 females there were 9680 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9510 males

The median income for a household in the county was $27,098, and the median income for a family was $31,864 Males had a median income of $24,750 versus $20,844 for females The per capita income for the county was $13,422 About 1400% of families and 1930% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2340% of those under age 18 and 1830% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,673 people, 2,793 households, and 1,852 families residing in the county14 The population density was 42 inhabitants per square mile 16/km2 There were 4,119 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile 089/km215 The racial makeup of the county was 656% white, 306% American Indian, 02% black or African American, 02% Asian, 08% from other races, and 26% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 37% of the population14 In terms of ancestry, 366% were Norwegian, 244% were German, 66% were Irish, and 08% were American16

Of the 2,793 households, 311% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 483% were married couples living together, 114% had a female householder with no husband present, 337% were non-families, and 283% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 255 and the average family size was 311 The median age was 370 years14

The median income for a household in the county was $53,912 and the median income for a family was $63,238 Males had a median income of $43,386 versus $29,432 for females The per capita income for the county was $25,762 About 135% of families and 165% of the population were below the poverty line, including 242% of those under age 18 and 142% of those age 65 or over17

Communitiesedit

Citiesedit

  • New Town
  • Palermo
  • Parshall
  • Plaza
  • Ross
  • Stanley county seat
  • White Earth

Townshipsedit

  • Alger
  • Austin
  • Banner
  • Bicker
  • Big Bend
  • Brookbank
  • Burke
  • Clearwater
  • Cottonwood
  • Crane Creek
  • Crowfoot
  • Debing
  • Egan
  • Fertile
  • Howie
  • Idaho
  • James Hill
  • Kickapoo
  • Knife River
  • Liberty
  • Lostwood
  • Lowland
  • Manitou
  • McAlmond
  • McGahan
  • Model
  • Mountrail
  • Myrtle
  • Oakland
  • Osborn
  • Osloe
  • Palermo
  • Parshall
  • Plaza
  • Powers
  • Powers Lake
  • Purcell
  • Rat Lake
  • Redmond
  • Ross
  • Shell
  • Sidonia
  • Sikes
  • Sorkness
  • Spring Coulee
  • Stave
  • Van Hook
  • Wayzetta
  • White Earth

Unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Belden
  • Lostwood
  • Lunds Valley
  • Old Sanish
  • Tagus

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results18
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 629% 2,582 297% 1,220 74% 304
2012 568% 1,962 406% 1,403 27% 92
2008 479% 1,406 503% 1,477 19% 55
2004 504% 1,527 484% 1,465 13% 38
2000 506% 1,466 434% 1,256 60% 174
1996 369% 965 488% 1,277 143% 373
1992 309% 1,017 424% 1,393 267% 879
1988 417% 1,443 572% 1,977 11% 38
1984 551% 1,959 440% 1,565 09% 31
1980 604% 2,165 330% 1,183 67% 239
1976 386% 1,430 590% 2,189 24% 89
1972 583% 2,038 398% 1,391 19% 67
1968 443% 1,494 493% 1,662 64% 214
1964 307% 1,131 692% 2,548 01% 4
1960 455% 1,894 544% 2,264 01% 5
1956 472% 1,699 526% 1,891 02% 7
1952 629% 2,516 359% 1,437 11% 45
1948 422% 1,395 460% 1,521 117% 388
1944 451% 1,666 536% 1,981 13% 46
1940 447% 1,981 539% 2,392 14% 62
1936 147% 700 582% 2,775 271% 1,294
1932 222% 986 738% 3,284 40% 178
1928 523% 2,354 445% 2,003 32% 144
1924 362% 1,354 35% 130 603% 2,257
1920 727% 2,960 169% 687 104% 423
1916 326% 740 557% 1,262 117% 265
1912 281% 407 212% 307 508% 73719

See alsoedit

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

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Retrieved November 1, 2013 
  2. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  3. ^ "County History" North Dakotagov The State of North Dakota Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  4. ^ a b c d e Long, John H 2006 "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies" Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries The Newberry Library Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  5. ^ "Dakota Territory Historical Counties: Interactive Map" Atlas of Historical County Boundaries The Newberry Library Retrieved 2010-07-06 
  6. ^ "North Dakota Historical Counties: Interactive Map" Atlas of Historical County Boundaries The Newberry Library Retrieved 2010-07-06 
  7. ^ STATE ex rel McCue, Attorney General v Blaisdell, Secretary of State, et al, 18 ND 31 ND 1909
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  10. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  12. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed April 20, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  14. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  15. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  16. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  17. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  18. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
  19. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Socialist Eugene Debs received 372 votes, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 347 votes, while Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 18 votes
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