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Barnes County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
|Founded||1872 (created as Burbank)
1874 (renamed as Barnes)
January 6, 1879 (organized)
|Largest city||Valley City|
|• Total||1,513 sq mi (3,920 km2)|
|• Land||1,492 sq mi (3,860 km2)|
|• Water||22 sq mi (60 km2) 1.4%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||7.1732/sq mi (2.7696/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
In 1872, the Dakota Territory legislature authorized Burbank County (named for governor John A. Burbank); in 1874 they renamed it Barnes County, for Alanson H. Barnes (1818–1890), an associate justice of the Territorial Court. It was organized at Valley City on January 6, 1879.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,513 square miles (3,920 km2), of which 1,492 square miles (3,860 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57 km2) (1.4%) is water.
- Interstate 94
- U.S. Highway 52
- North Dakota Highway 1
- North Dakota Highway 9
- North Dakota Highway 26
- North Dakota Highway 32
- North Dakota Highway 46
- Griggs County (north)
- Steele County (northeast)
- Cass County (east)
- Ransom County (southeast)
- LaMoure County (southwest)
- Stutsman County (west)
National protected areas
- Hobart Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Stoney Slough National Wildlife Refuge
- Tomahawk National Wildlife Refuge
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 census, there were 11,066 people, 4,826 households, and 2,927 families residing in the county. The population density was 7.4 inhabitants per square mile (2.9/km2). There were 5,704 housing units at an average density of 3.8 per square mile (1.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.4% white, 0.8% black or African American, 0.7% American Indian, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 48.4% were German, 37.2% were Norwegian, 8.3% were Irish, 5.2% were English, and 2.7% were American.
Of the 4,826 households, 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.3% were non-families, and 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.79. The median age was 44.3 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $41,773 and the median income for a family was $59,558. Males had a median income of $42,575 versus $30,361 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,152. About 6.4% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.
Population by decade
- Grand Prairie
- Lake Town
- Meadow Lake
- Minnie Lake
- Sibley Trail
- Spring Creek
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