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Buxton, North Dakota
The First State Bank of Buxton
The First State Bank of Buxton
Location of Buxton, North Dakota
Location of Buxton, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Traill
Founded 1880
Incorporated 1922
Area
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.86 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.86 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
932 ft (284 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 348
 • Density 958.08/sq mi (370.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58218
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-11340
GNIS feature ID 1028221

Buxton is a city in Traill County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 348 at the 2020 census. Buxton was founded in 1880. Today, it has become a bedroom community for the nearby Greater Grand Forks metropolitan area.

History

Buxton was founded in 1880 in Buxton Township as a townsite along the Great Northern Railroad in 1880. The post office began operating in November of that year. It was incorporated as a village in 1922. It became a city in 1967, after the North Dakota Legislature enacted legislation that eliminated all existing incorporation titles for towns and villages in the state.

The town was named after Thomas J. Buxton, who at the time was the city treasurer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Buxton was a close friend and business associated of the town's founder, Budd Reeve.

Geography

Buxton is located at 47°36′12″N 97°5′59″W / 47.60333°N 97.09972°W / 47.60333; -97.09972 (47.603230, -97.099770).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 410
1940 404 −1.5%
1950 387 −4.2%
1960 321 −17.1%
1970 235 −26.8%
1980 336 43.0%
1990 343 2.1%
2000 350 2.0%
2010 323 −7.7%
2020 348 7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

2020 census

As of the 2020 census, the population was 348.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 323 people, 136 households, and 91 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,615.0 inhabitants per square mile (623.6/km2). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 720.0 per square mile (278.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.4% White, 0.3% African American, and 0.3% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 136 households, of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.1% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 39.4 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

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