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Dickey County
Postcard. Dickey County Courthouse in 1915.
Postcard. Dickey County Courthouse in 1915.
Map of North Dakota highlighting Dickey County
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  North Dakota
Founded March 5, 1881 (created)
August 18, 1882 (organized)
Named for George H. Dickey
Seat Ellendale
Largest city Oakes
Area
 • Total 1,142 sq mi (2,960 km2)
 • Land 1,131 sq mi (2,930 km2)
 • Water 11 sq mi (30 km2)  0.9%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 4,999
 • Estimate 
(2021)
4,897
 • Density 4.3774/sq mi (1.6901/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district At-large

Dickey County is a county in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2020 census, the population was 4,999. Its county seat is Ellendale.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,142 square miles (2,960 km2), of which 1,131 square miles (2,930 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (0.9%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • US 281.svg U.S. Highway 281
  • North Dakota 1.svg North Dakota Highway 1
  • North Dakota 11.svg North Dakota Highway 11
  • North Dakota 56.png North Dakota Highway 56

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 5,573
1900 6,061 8.8%
1910 9,839 62.3%
1920 10,499 6.7%
1930 10,877 3.6%
1940 9,696 −10.9%
1950 9,121 −5.9%
1960 8,147 −10.7%
1970 6,976 −14.4%
1980 7,207 3.3%
1990 6,107 −15.3%
2000 5,757 −5.7%
2010 5,289 −8.1%
2020 4,999 −5.5%
2021 (est.) 4,897 −7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2020

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 5,289 people, 2,180 households, and 1,379 families in the county. The population density was 4.7 inhabitants per square mile (1.8/km2). There were 2,636 housing units at an average density of 2.3 per square mile (0.89/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.5% white, 0.7% black or African American, 0.6% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 56.3% were German, 16.9% were Norwegian, 11.4% were Irish, 7.4% were Swedish, 5.1% were Russian, and 1.1% were American.

Of the 2,180 households, 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.7% were non-families, and 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.94. The median age was 43.0 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,179 and the median income for a family was $53,333. Males had a median income of $36,029 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,824. About 6.8% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 18.2% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Townships

  • Ada
  • Albertha
  • Albion
  • Bear Creek
  • Clement
  • Divide
  • Elden
  • Ellendale
  • Elm
  • German
  • Grand Valley
  • Hamburg
  • Hudson
  • James River Valley
  • Kent
  • Kentner
  • Keystone
  • Lorraine
  • Lovell
  • Maple
  • Northwest
  • Port Emma
  • Porter
  • Potsdam
  • Riverdale
  • Spring Valley
  • Valley
  • Van Meter
  • Whitestone
  • Wright
  • Yorktown
  • Young

Unincorporated Communities

See also

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