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Bathgate, North Dakota
North Dakota School for the Blind in 1908
North Dakota School for the Blind in 1908
ND Pembina County Bathgate.svg
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Pembina
Area
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
817 ft (249 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 43
 • Estimate 
(2019)
58
 • Density 209.39/sq mi (80.83/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58216
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-05260
GNIS feature ID 1027828

Bathgate is a city in Pembina County, North Dakota, United States. It sits on the banks of the Tongue River. The population was 43 at the 2010 census. Bathgate was founded in 1881. In 1908, the North Dakota School for the Blind was placed in Bathgate. The building still stands and is now occupied by a publishing company. Bathgate was the childhood home of former world-champion speed skater and figure skater Norval Baptie.

History

Bathgate was originally called Bayview, and under the latter name was laid out in 1879. The present name, after Bathgate, Scotland, was adopted in 1881. A post office called Bathgate has been in operation since 1881.

Geography

Bathgate is located at 48°52′52″N 97°28′21″W / 48.88111°N 97.47250°W / 48.88111; -97.47250 (48.881014, -97.472429).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 377
1900 641 70.0%
1910 328 −48.8%
1920 352 7.3%
1930 292 −17.0%
1940 312 6.8%
1950 209 −33.0%
1960 175 −16.3%
1970 133 −24.0%
1980 67 −49.6%
1990 75 11.9%
2000 66 −12.0%
2010 43 −34.8%
2019 (est.) 58 34.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 43 people, 22 households, and 11 families residing in the town. The population density was 159.3 inhabitants per square mile (61.5/km2). There were 25 housing units at an average density of 92.6 per square mile (35.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.3% White and 4.7% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 22 households, of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 45.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.64.

The median age in the town was 49.5 years. 18.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 37.2% were from 45 to 64; and 18.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

In popular culture

Bathgate was featured in the Coen brothers' 1996 film Fargo as a fictional version of Brainerd, Minnesota.

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