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New Rockford, North Dakota

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New Rockford is a city in Eddy County, North Dakota, United States It is the county seat of Eddy County5 The population was 1,391 at the 2010 census6 New Rockford was founded in 1883

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2010 census
    • 32 2000 census
  • 4 Events
  • 5 Notable people
  • 6 Education
  • 7 Climate
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Historyedit

New Rockford was founded in 1883 at the time of the arrival of the Great Northern Railway into the area7

In 1915, residents mounted an unsuccessful challenge to have the state capital relocated from Bismarck, North Dakota to New Rockford

Geographyedit

New Rockford is located at 47°40′50″N 99°8′10″W / 4768056°N 9913611°W / 4768056; -9913611 47680579, -991361778

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 154 square miles 399 km2, of which, 151 square miles 391 km2 is land and 003 square miles 008 km2 is water1 New Rockford's zip code is 58356

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1920 2,111
1930 2,195 40%
1940 2,017 −81%
1950 2,185 83%
1960 2,177 −04%
1970 1,969 −96%
1980 1,791 −90%
1990 1,604 −104%
2000 1,463 −88%
2010 1,391 −49%
Est 2016 1,390 −01%
US Decennial Census9
2015 Estimate10

2010 censusedit

As of the census2 of 2010, there were 1,391 people, 628 households, and 363 families residing in the city The population density was 9212 inhabitants per square mile 3557/km2 There were 750 housing units at an average density of 4967 per square mile 1918/km2 The racial makeup of the city was 957% White, 01% African American, 17% Native American, 04% Asian, 01% Pacific Islander, 09% from other races, and 12% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29% of the population

There were 628 households of which 247% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 449% were married couples living together, 94% had a female householder with no husband present, 35% had a male householder with no wife present, and 422% were non-families 384% of all households were made up of individuals and 22% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 208 and the average family size was 274

The median age in the city was 502 years 208% of residents were under the age of 18; 48% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 183% were from 25 to 44; 288% were from 45 to 64; and 272% were 65 years of age or older The gender makeup of the city was 462% male and 538% female

2000 censusedit

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,463 people, 651 households, and 378 families residing in the city The population density was 9707 people per square mile 3741/km² There were 778 housing units at an average density of 5162 per square mile 1989/km² The racial makeup of the city was 9802% White, 014% African American, 150% Native American, 014% from other races, and 021% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 055% of the population

There were 651 households out of which 247% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 498% were married couples living together, 61% had a female householder with no husband present, and 418% were non-families 393% of all households were made up of individuals and 247% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 213 and the average family size was 284

In the city, the population was spread out with 208% under the age of 18, 64% from 18 to 24, 213% from 25 to 44, 219% from 45 to 64, and 297% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 46 years For every 100 females there were 845 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 800 males

The median income for a household in the city was $28,042, and the median income for a family was $43,438 Males had a median income of $26,080 versus $19,219 for females The per capita income for the city was $16,444 About 62% of families and 90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 83% of those under age 18 and 153% of those age 65 or over

Eventsedit

  • The annual Central North Dakota Steam Thresher's Reunion is one of New Rockford's main annual events It is held the third weekend of September and shows off many steam-powered engines
  • The Opera House host theatre productions year round wwwdprcacom 701-947-2174

Notable peopleedit

  • James Buchli, US Marine, former NASA astronaut
  • Ole H Olson, 18th Governor of North Dakota
  • Larry Steinbach, American football player

Educationedit

The city of New Rockford is served by New Rockford-Sheyenne Public School

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, New Rockford has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps11

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010" United States Census Bureau 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. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data Public Law 94-171 Summary File" American FactFinder United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2 May 2011 
  7. ^ Hellmann, Paul T May 13, 2013 Historical Gazetteer of the United States Routledge p 840 Retrieved 30 November 2013 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990" United States Census Bureau 2011-02-12 Retrieved 2011-04-23 
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau "Census of Population and Housing" Retrieved February 12, 2014 
  10. ^ "Population Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved June 3, 2016 
  11. ^ Climate Summary for New Rockford, North Dakota

External linksedit

  • New Rockford Community Site
  • City of New Rockford official website
  • A century of sowers, a harvest of heritage 1983 from the Digital Horizons website

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