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Adams County, North Dakota
Map

Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the USA highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded April 24, 1907
Seat Hettinger
Largest City Hettinger
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

989 sq mi (2,561 km²)
988 sq mi (2,559 km²)
1.1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.1%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

2,359
2.4/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,343. The county seat is Hettinger. The county was created on April 17, 1907 and organized one week later. It was named after John Quincy Adams (1848 – 1919), a railroad official for the Milwaukee Road Railroad and distant relative of U.S. President John Quincy Adams (1767 – 1848).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 989 square miles (2,560 km2), of which 988 square miles (2,560 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • US 12.svg U.S. Highway 12
  • North Dakota 8.svg North Dakota Highway 8
  • North Dakota 22.svg North Dakota Highway 22

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 5,407
1920 5,593 3.4%
1930 6,343 13.4%
1940 4,664 −26.5%
1950 4,910 5.3%
1960 4,449 −9.4%
1970 3,832 −13.9%
1980 3,584 −6.5%
1990 3,174 −11.4%
2000 2,593 −18.3%
2010 2,343 −9.6%
Est. 2015 2,359 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,593 people, 1,121 households, and 725 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.6 people per square mile (1.0/km²). There were 1,416 housing units at an average density of 1.4 per square mile (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.50% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. 0.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 40.6% were of German, 27.9% Norwegian and 5.6% English ancestry.

There were 1,121 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,079, and the median income for a family was $34,306. Males had a median income of $23,073 versus $18,714 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,425. About 8.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,343 people, 1,098 households, and 658 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.4 inhabitants per square mile (0.93/km2). There were 1,377 housing units at an average density of 1.4 per square mile (0.54/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.3% white, 0.7% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 51.8% were German, 29.9% were Norwegian, 8.0% were Irish, 7.4% were Swedish, 7.1% were English, 5.4% were Russian, and 4.6% were American.

Of the 1,098 households, 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.1% were non-families, and 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.69. The median age was 49.5 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,966 and the median income for a family was $50,227. Males had a median income of $31,290 versus $25,145 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,118. About 5.7% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.

Population by decade

Communities

Map of Adams County, North Dakota
Detailed map of Adams County

Cities

Townships

  • Beisigl
  • Bucyrus
  • Cedar
  • Chandler
  • Clermont
  • Darling Springs
  • Duck Creek
  • Gilstrap
  • Hettinger
  • Lightning Creek
  • Maine
  • Orange
  • Reeder
  • Scott
  • South Fork
  • Taylor Butte
  • Wolf Butte

Unorganized territories

Unincorporated communities

Defunct townships

  • Argonne
  • Cedar Butte
  • Dakota
  • Holden
  • Holt
  • Jordan
  • Kansas City
  • North Lemmon
  • Spring Butte
  • Whetstone

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