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Grant County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Seat Carson
Largest city Elgin
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,666 sq mi (4,315 km²)
1,659 sq mi (4,297 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.39%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

2,415
3/sq mi (1/km²)
Founded information needed

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,841. Its county seat is Carson.[1] Until November 23, 1916, Grant County was a part of Morton County.[2] Grant County was named in honor of General Ulysses S. Grant.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,666 square miles (4,315 km²), of which, 1,659 square miles (4,298 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (17 km²) of it (0.39%) is water.

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Townships

  • Elm
  • Fisher
  • Freda
  • Howe
  • Lark
  • Leipzig
  • Minnie
  • Pretty Rock
  • Raleigh
  • Rock
  • Winona

Defunct Townships

  • Otter Creek[3]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1920 9,553
1930 10,134 6.1%
1940 8,264 −18.5%
1950 7,114 −13.9%
1960 6,248 −12.2%
1970 5,009 −19.8%
1980 4,274 −14.7%
1990 3,549 −17.0%
2000 2,841 −19.9%
Est. 2008 2,415 −15.0%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,841 people, 1,195 households, and 800 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,722 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.90% White, 1.72% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 73.7% were of German, 7.9% Norwegian and 5.2% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,195 households out of which 25.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 3.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 31.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 4.30% from 18 to 24, 20.50% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 24.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 104.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,165, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $21,537 versus $17,949 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,616. About 14.70% of families and 20.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.70% of those under age 18 and 20.90% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

In 2000 the county gave the fifth highest percentage Pat Buchanan received.[5]

Places

Cities

Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size.

Unincorporated communities

References

Further reading

Kane, Joseph Nathan; Charles Curry Aiken. The American Counties: Origins of County Names, Dates of Creation, and Population Data, 1950-2000 page 116. Scarecrow Press. pp. 552. ISBN 0810850362.  

Coordinates: 46°22′N 101°38′W / 46.36°N 101.64°W / 46.36; -101.64


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Grant County, North Dakota
Map
File:Map of North Dakota highlighting Grant County.png
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the USA highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Carson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.39%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

2841

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,841. Its county seat is Carson6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,315 km² (1,666 sq mi). 4,298 km² (1,659 sq mi) of it is land and 17 km² (6 sq mi) of it (0.39%) is water.

Townships

  • Elm
  • Fisher
  • Freda
  • Howe
  • Lark
  • Leipzig
  • Minnie
  • Pretty Rock
  • Raleigh
  • Rock
  • Shields
  • Winona

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,841 people, 1,195 households, and 800 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 1,722 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.90% White, 1.72% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,195 households out of which 25.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 3.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 31.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 4.30% from 18 to 24, 20.50% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 24.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 104.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,165, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $21,537 versus $17,949 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,616. About 14.70% of families and 20.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.70% of those under age 18 and 20.90% of those age 65 or over.

Places

Cities

Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size.

Coordinates: 46°22′N 101°38′W / 46.36, -101.64

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