Bottineau County, North Dakota facts for kids
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Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
|Founded||July 17, 1884|
|Named for||Pierre Bottineau|
|• Total||1,697 sq mi (4,400 km2)|
|• Land||1,668 sq mi (4,320 km2)|
|• Water||29 sq mi (80 km2) 1.7%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||3.9/sq mi (1.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
The Territorial legislature identified Bottineau as one of the original counties of the territory in 1872 but it wasn't organized until July 17, 1884, at a meeting in Bottineau. It is named for Pierre Bottineau (c.1814-1895), a Métis pioneer, hunter, and trapper who became a successful land speculator.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,697 square miles (4,400 km2), of which 1,668 square miles (4,320 km2) is land and 29 square miles (75 km2) (1.7%) is water.
Part of the Turtle Mountain plateau lies in the northeastern corner of the county.
Adjacent counties and rural municipalities
- Argyle No. 1, Saskatchewan (north)
- Rural Municipality of Edward, Manitoba (north)
- Rural Municipality of Arthur, Manitoba (north)
- Rural Municipality of Brenda, Manitoba (north)
- Rural Municipality of Winchester, Manitoba (north)
- Rural Municipality of Morton, Manitoba (north)
- Rolette County (east)
- Pierce County (southeast)
- McHenry County (south)
- Renville County (west)
- U.S. Highway 83
- North Dakota Highway 5
- North Dakota Highway 14
- North Dakota Highway 43
- North Dakota Highway 60
- North Dakota Highway 256
National protected areas
- J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge (part)
- Lords Lake National Wildlife Refuge (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,149 people, 2,962 households, and 1,954 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 4,409 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.22% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 1.45% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.4% were of Norwegian, 25.2% German and 5.4% French ancestry.
There were 2,962 households out of which 27.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 4.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% were non-families. 31.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the county, the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,853, and the median income for a family was $37,701. Males had a median income of $26,728 versus $18,948 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,227. About 7.50% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,429 people, 2,832 households, and 1,823 families residing in the county. The population density was 3.9 inhabitants per square mile (1.5/km2). There were 4,341 housing units at an average density of 2.6 per square mile (1.0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.1% white, 2.1% American Indian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 47.0% were Norwegian, 37.4% were German, 7.7% were Irish, 6.2% were Swedish, and 1.4% were American.
Of the 2,832 households, 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.6% were non-families, and 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.72. The median age was 48.0 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $40,227 and the median income for a family was $60,714. Males had a median income of $42,227 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,277. About 9.5% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.
- Cut Bank
- Mount Rose
- Oak Creek
- Oak Valley
- Stone Creek
- Willow Vale
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