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Pierce County, North Dakota

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Pierce County is a county located in the US state of North Dakota As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,3571 Its county seat is Rugby2 The county was created by the 1887 territorial legislature and named for Gilbert Ashville Pierce, governor of Dakota Territory from 1884 to 1886 and a representative of North Dakota in the United States Senate from 1889 to 1891 The county government was first organized on April 6, 188934

The geographical center of North America is in Pierce County, about 6 miles 10 km west of Balta5 Rugby has a monument for the center at the intersection of US 2 and ND 3

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 Census-designated places
    • 33 Townships
  • 4 Politics
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,082 square miles 2,800 km2, of which 1,019 square miles 2,640 km2 is land and 64 square miles 170 km2 59% is water6

Major highwaysedit

  • US Highway 2
  • US Highway 52
  • North Dakota Route 3
  • North Dakota Route 60
  • North Dakota Route 17
  • North Dakota Route 19

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Rolette County north
  • Towner County northeast
  • Benson County east
  • Wells County southeast
  • Sheridan County southwest
  • McHenry County west
  • Bottineau County northwest

National protected areaedit

  • Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1890 905
1900 4,765 4265%
1910 9,740 1044%
1920 9,283 −47%
1930 9,074 −23%
1940 9,208 15%
1950 8,326 −96%
1960 7,394 −112%
1970 6,323 −145%
1980 6,166 −25%
1990 5,052 −181%
2000 4,675 −75%
2010 4,357 −68%
Est 2016 4,267 −21%
US Decennial Census8
1790-19609 1900-199010
1990-200011 2010-20161

2000 censusedit

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,675 people, 1,964 households, and 1,276 families residing in the county The population density was 5 people per square mile 2/km² There were 2,269 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile 1/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9850% White, 011% Black or African American, 068% Native American, 026% Asian, 004% from other races, and 041% from two or more races 060% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race 477% were of German and 327% Norwegian ancestry

There were 1,964 households out of which 2820% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 5640% were married couples living together, 630% had a female householder with no husband present, and 3500% were non-families 3200% of all households were made up of individuals and 1710% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 231 and the average family size was 294

In the county, the population was spread out with 2390% under the age of 18, 550% from 18 to 24, 2390% from 25 to 44, 2270% from 45 to 64, and 2410% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 43 years For every 100 females there were 9660 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9250 males

The median income for a household in the county was $26,524, and the median income for a family was $34,412 Males had a median income of $25,037 versus $16,946 for females The per capita income for the county was $14,055 About 930% of families and 1250% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1240% of those under age 18 and 1700% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,357 people, 1,835 households, and 1,145 families residing in the county12 The population density was 43 inhabitants per square mile 17/km2 There were 2,199 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile 085/km213 The racial makeup of the county was 941% white, 39% American Indian, 05% black or African American, 01% Asian, 07% from other races, and 08% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 10% of the population12 In terms of ancestry, 523% were German, 345% were Norwegian, 55% were Irish, and 20% were American14

Of the 1,835 households, 245% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 528% were married couples living together, 59% had a female householder with no husband present, 376% were non-families, and 343% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 223 and the average family size was 286 The median age was 469 years12

The median income for a household in the county was $37,091 and the median income for a family was $55,304 Males had a median income of $39,511 versus $21,811 for females The per capita income for the county was $18,575 About 64% of families and 129% of the population were below the poverty line, including 112% of those under age 18 and 192% of those age 65 or over15

Communitiesedit

Citiesedit

  • Balta
  • Rugby county seat
  • Wolford

Census-designated placesedit

  • Barton
  • Orrin
  • Selz

Townshipsedit

  • Alexanter
  • Antelope Lake
  • Balta
  • Elling
  • Elverum
  • Hagel
  • Jefferson
  • Meyer map
  • Ness
  • Reno Valley
  • Rush Lake
  • Torgerson
  • Truman
  • Tuscarora
  • White

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results16
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 694% 1,437 208% 431 98% 203
2012 673% 1,465 303% 660 24% 53
2008 608% 1,301 370% 792 22% 46
2004 672% 1,475 313% 686 16% 34
2000 684% 1,348 254% 500 62% 123
1996 515% 1,017 340% 671 145% 286
1992 452% 1,099 313% 761 235% 571
1988 574% 1,422 407% 1,008 19% 47
1984 717% 1,883 263% 691 20% 52
1980 761% 2,273 173% 517 66% 198
1976 484% 1,396 497% 1,434 20% 57
1972 662% 1,970 327% 973 12% 35
1968 571% 1,700 352% 1,048 78% 231
1964 383% 1,178 616% 1,893 01% 2
1960 442% 1,464 558% 1,848 00% 1
1956 598% 1,997 401% 1,340 02% 5
1952 778% 2,806 214% 773 08% 29
1948 589% 1,738 388% 1,147 23% 68
1944 601% 1,992 394% 1,307 05% 17
1940 616% 2,349 381% 1,451 03% 11
1936 242% 912 576% 2,168 182% 684
1932 257% 856 732% 2,439 11% 38
1928 476% 1,469 520% 1,606 04% 11
1924 469% 1,160 64% 157 468% 1,157
1920 846% 2,102 118% 294 36% 89
1916 443% 703 497% 789 61% 96
1912 224% 264 384% 453 392% 46217
1908 574% 884 396% 610 31% 47
1904 734% 921 226% 284 40% 50
1900 649% 535 335% 276 16% 13

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Pierce 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" 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 4, 2015 
  5. ^ MacPherson, James June 2, 2010 "ND town misses mark as North America's center" USA Today Retrieved April 15, 2014 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  8. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed April 20, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 1, 2015 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-04-03 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-04-03 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-04-03 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-04-03 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
  17. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 276 votes, while Socialist Eugene Debs received 159 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 27 votes

External linksedit

  • A history of Pierce County 1936 from the Digital Horizons website
  • Fifty years in Pierce county 1943 from the Digital Horizons website
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Coordinates: 48°15′N 99°59′W / 4825°N 9998°W / 4825; -9998

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