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Dazey, North Dakota
Welcome sign in Dazey
Welcome sign in Dazey
Location of Dazey, North Dakota
Location of Dazey, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Barnes
Founded 1883
Incorporated (village) 1904
Incorporated (city) 1967
Area
 • Total 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Land 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,434 ft (437 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 104
 • Estimate 
(2019)
93
 • Density 245.38/sq mi (94.70/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58429
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-18340
GNIS feature ID 1028623

Dazey is a city in Barnes County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 104 at the 2010 census. Dazey was founded in 1883 after a local farmer, Charles Dazey, donated land to start a townsite.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), all of it land.

History

Dazey was founded in 1883 and named for Charles Turner Dazey, who moved there from Illinois to run a bonanza farm in the early 1880s. Mr. Dazey donated the land to start the townsite. Mr. Dazey later moved back to Illinois where he became a successful playwright. It was incorporated as a village in 1904, and reached a peak population of 293 in 1920. 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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 265
1920 293 10.6%
1930 251 −14.3%
1940 215 −14.3%
1950 196 −8.8%
1960 226 15.3%
1970 128 −43.4%
1980 143 11.7%
1990 129 −9.8%
2000 91 −29.5%
2010 104 14.3%
2019 (est.) 93 −10.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 104 people, 46 households, and 25 families living in the city. The population density was 273.7 inhabitants per square mile (105.7/km2). There were 56 housing units at an average density of 147.4 per square mile (56.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 46 households, of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.7% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.7% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 9.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 58.7% male and 41.3% female.

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