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|• Total||0.63 sq mi (1.62 km2)|
|• Land||0.63 sq mi (1.62 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||2,904 ft (885 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||36.68/sq mi (14.17/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1034682|
Amidon was the smallest incorporated county seat at the 2000 census. When the 2010 census reported its population as 20, it became the second-smallest incorporated county seat after Brewster, Nebraska, with a population of 17. In 2000, Amidon had 26 people to Brewster's 29.
There are two other unincorporated county seats that are smaller: Mentone, Texas (population 19), the county seat of Loving County, and Gann Valley, South Dakota (population 14), the county seat of Buffalo County, South Dakota.
Amidon is named after Charles F. Amidon, federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.
Amidon was founded in 1910 at the anticipated terminus of a Milwaukee Road branch line that diverged from the railroad's Pacific Extension in McLaughlin, South Dakota. The line was ultimately never built farther west of New England, North Dakota, making Amidon one of the few surviving North Dakota cities never to have been served by a rail line. It was also the very last county seat in the state to get electricity when Slope Electric Cooperative wired it up in 1950.
Amidon is located at(46.483042, -103.322251).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 20 people, 11 households, and 7 families residing in the city. The population density was 31.3 inhabitants per square mile (12.1/km2). There were 17 housing units at an average density of 26.6 per square mile (10.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.
There were 11 households, of which 9.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, and 36.4% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 27.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.82 and the average family size was 2.29.
The median age in the city was 64 years. 10% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 50% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.
According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Amidon has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.
Residents were within Central Elementary Public School District 32, which operated Amidon Elementary School. The district was scheduled to dissolve on July 1, 2020.
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