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Nelson County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Nelson 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 Lakota
Largest city Lakota
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,009 sq mi (2,613 km²)
982 sq mi (2,543 km²)
27 sq mi (70 km²), 2.69%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

3,166
3/sq mi (1/km²)
Founded 1883
Website www.nelsonco.org

Nelson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 3,715. Its county seat is Lakota.[1]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,009 square miles (2,613 km²), of which, 982 square miles (2,542 km²) of it is land and 27 square miles (70 km²) of it (2.69%) is water.

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Major highways

  • US 2.svg U.S. Highway 2
  • North Dakota 1.svg North Dakota Route 1
  • North Dakota 15.svg North Dakota Route 15
  • North Dakota 32.svg North Dakota Route 32
  • North Dakota 35.svg North Dakota Route 35

Townships

  • Adler
  • Bergen
  • Central
  • Clara
  • Dahlen
  • Dayton
  • Dodds
  • Enterprise
  • Field
  • Forde
  • Hamlin
  • Illinois
  • Lakota
  • Lee
  • Leval
  • Melvin
  • Michigan
  • Nash
  • Nesheim
  • Ora
  • Osago
  • Petersburg
  • Rubin
  • Rugh
  • Sarnia
  • Wamduska
  • Williams

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 4,293
1900 7,316 70.4%
1910 10,140 38.6%
1920 10,362 2.2%
1930 10,203 −1.5%
1940 9,129 −10.5%
1950 8,090 −11.4%
1960 7,034 −13.1%
1970 5,776 −17.9%
1980 5,233 −9.4%
1990 4,410 −15.7%
2000 3,715 −15.8%
Est. 2008 3,166 −14.8%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,715 people, 1,628 households, and 1,004 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,014 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.57% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 53.4% were of Norwegian and 21.8% German ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,628 households out of which 24.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 5.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.30% were non-families. 36.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 4.00% from 18 to 24, 20.30% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 27.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,892, and the median income for a family was $37,406. Males had a median income of $27,163 versus $18,857 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,320. About 7.20% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.00% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

Places

Cities

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

Unincorporated community

References

Coordinates: 47°55′N 98°11′W / 47.92°N 98.19°W / 47.92; -98.19


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Nelson County, North Dakota
Map
File:Map of North Dakota highlighting Nelson 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 Lakota
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.69%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

3715

Nelson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 3,715. Its county seat is Lakota6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,613 km² (1,009 sq mi). 2,542 km² (982 sq mi) of it is land and 70 km² (27 sq mi) of it (2.69%) is water.

Townships

  • Adler
  • Bergen
  • Central
  • Clara
  • Dahlen
  • Dayton
  • Dodds
  • Enterprise
  • Field
  • Forde
  • Hamlin
  • Illinois
  • Lakota
  • Lee
  • Leval
  • Melvin
  • Michigan
  • Nash
  • Nesheim
  • Ora
  • Osago
  • Petersburg
  • Rubin
  • Rugh
  • Sarnia
  • Wamduska
  • Williams

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,715 people, 1,628 households, and 1,004 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (4/sq mi). There were 2,014 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.57% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,628 households out of which 24.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 5.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.30% were non-families. 36.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 4.00% from 18 to 24, 20.30% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 27.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,892, and the median income for a family was $37,406. Males had a median income of $27,163 versus $18,857 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,320. About 7.20% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.00% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

Places

Cities

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

Coordinates: 47°55′N 98°11′W / 47.92, -98.19

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