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Aneta, North Dakota
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Location of Aneta, North Dakota
|• Total||1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)|
|• Land||0.99 sq mi (2.58 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||1,503 ft (458 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||211.06/sq mi (81.47/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1027704|
Aneta was first settled in 1882. It was named after Anna Roseta Mitchell, the first woman settler in the community. Because the Sheyenne River flows nearby, the town was nicknamed, "The Queen City of the Upper Sheyenne." In 1896, the Great Northern Railway extended a branch line 28 miles from Hope to Aneta and the city quickly became a boomtown.
In 1893, Aneta incorporated as a city, which in North Dakota required a population of 500. At the time, its population was 512. Only 100 residents voted in the election - 59 for, 39 against, and 2 spoiled votes. A subsequent election for mayor (held in Thayer Hall) resulted in Mayor George F. Thayer. Municipal services were provided to residents as follows: school in 1897, telephone in 1899, electric lights in 1912, civic auditorium in 1927, water in 1955, sewer in 1960, and paved streets in 1965.
Aneta's Post Office was established 1883 and railroad station established 1896. Aneta was incorporated as a village October 1897 and as a city in May 14, 1903. (ND Centennial Blue Book Page 502)
Aneta is located at(47.679923, -97.989231).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 222 people, 107 households, and 53 families residing in the city. The population density was 224.2 inhabitants per square mile (86.6/km2). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 143.4 per square mile (55.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.9% Native American, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 107 households, of which 14.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.5% were non-families. 47.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 27.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.73 and the average family size was 2.36.
The median age in the city was 60.7 years. 9.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 10.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 44.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.
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