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Amenia, North Dakota
Amenia, North Dakota
Amenia, North Dakota
Location of Amenia, North Dakota
Location of Amenia, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Cass
Founded 1880
 • Total 1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Land 1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
951 ft (290 m)
 • Total 94
 • Estimate 
 • Density 64.47/sq mi (24.89/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-01940
GNIS feature ID 1027695

Amenia ( ə-MEE-nee-ə) is a city in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 94 at the 2010 census. Amenia was founded in 1880.

The town is the site of several transmitter towers of Fargo broadcast television and radio stations.

Amenia was the home of North Dakota governor William L. Guy before and after holding office.


Cancelled Trans-Mississippi Issue Stamp- Farming in the West
"Farming in the West" stamp from the Trans-Mississippi Issue depicting a scene from a photograph taken on a Sharon and Amenia Land Co. farm a few miles from Amenia, ND.

The town of Amenia traces its roots to a group of wealthy New England investors from the villages of Amenia, New York and Sharon, Connecticut which formed the Amenia and Sharon Land Company and, in July 1875, under the representation of Eben W. Chaffee, purchased 27,832 acres (11,263 ha) of land from the then bankrupt Northern Pacific Railroad. The stockholders' plan had been to develop the land enough to sell it to settlers, thus quickly realizing a return on the investors shares. However, taking notice of the success of the Cass-Cheney-Dalrymple bonanza farm near Casselton, North Dakota, and the exceptional fertility of the soil, Chaffee convinced the stockholders to hold the land and break the prairie sod for the production of wheat. The company built a depot and, in 1881, a grain elevator in order to move their product to market. Around them grew the village of Amenia. By the mid-1880s, the town had grown enough to require school services and to build a Congregational church. Chaffee was among its earliest residents and continued to be a central figure in the development of the town.


Amenia is located at 47°0′14″N 97°13′12″W / 47.00389°N 97.22000°W / 47.00389; -97.22000 (47.003824, -97.220072).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.43 square miles (3.70 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 90
1940 104 15.6%
1950 127 22.1%
1960 117 −7.9%
1970 80 −31.6%
1980 93 16.3%
1990 82 −11.8%
2000 89 8.5%
2010 94 5.6%
2019 (est.) 96 2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 94 people, 34 households, and 31 families residing in the city. The population density was 65.7 inhabitants per square mile (25.4/km2). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 26.6 per square mile (10.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 3.2% Native American, and 4.3% from two or more races.

There were 34 households, of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 88.2% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 8.8% were non-families. 8.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 35.3 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 8.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.


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

See also

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