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Location of Abercrombie, North Dakota
Abercrombie is located in North Dakota
Location in North Dakota
Abercrombie is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Abercrombie is located in North America
Location in North America
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Richland
Founded 1884
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
938 ft (286 m)
 • Total 263
 • Estimate 
 • Density 431/sq mi (166.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-00100
GNIS feature ID 1027647

Abercrombie is a city in Richland County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 263 at the 2010 census. Abercrombie was founded in 1884.


Abercrombie was founded in 1884. It was named after Fort Abercrombie, a local military installation adjacent to the city. This means the city indirectly received its name from Lieutenant Colonel Abercrombie, first commanding officer of the fort. The city is part of the military reservation and is located on section 4, 134-48.

Abercrombie did not come into being until 1884, when Fargo and Southern Railroad was built through the Red River Valley along the Red River. Then directly west of the old fort, the town of Abercrombie was started.


Abercrombie is located at 46°26′50″N 96°43′46″W / 46.44722°N 96.72944°W / 46.44722; -96.72944 (46.447182, -96.729487).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 299
1920 266 −11.0%
1930 242 −9.0%
1940 215 −11.2%
1950 244 13.5%
1960 244 0.0%
1970 262 7.4%
1980 260 −0.8%
1990 252 −3.1%
2000 296 17.5%
2010 263 −11.1%
2018 (est.) 261 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

Abercrombie is part of the Wahpeton, ND MN Micropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 263 people, 104 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 431.1 inhabitants per square mile (166.4/km2). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 198.4 per square mile (76.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.8% Native American, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 104 households, of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the city was 35.8 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.


Many of the settlers who came from Norway, Sweden and Denmark in the late 1860s and early 1870s came first to Wisconsin and southern Minnesota to work in the Lumber mills. While there, they heard much about the Red River Valley and its fertility and great possibility. At this time a Mr. Strandvold was writing articles geared towards appealing to young Norsemen with the intention of drawing them to the Valley.


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, Abercrombie has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.


The economy of Abercrombie is surrounded by agriculture. While agriculture does play the dominant role in the southern Red River Valley, the city of Abercrombie provides employment in sectors such as education, telecommunication, and manufacturing.

Largest Employers

Red River Communications

North Land Truss Systems, Inc.

Richland #44 School District


The city of Abercrombie is served by the Richland 44 School District, which contains 2 schools:

Elementary School (Preschool-6)
  • Richland Elementary School
Junior/Senior High School (7-12)
  • Richland Junior/Senior High School

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