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Dwight, North Dakota
Fire department bell in Dwight
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Location of Dwight in North Dakota
Location of Dwight in North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Richland
Area
 • Total 0.20 sq mi (0.53 km2)
 • Land 0.20 sq mi (0.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
955 ft (291 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 82
 • Estimate 
(2019)
78
 • Density 382.35/sq mi (147.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58075
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-21220
GNIS feature ID 1028755

Dwight is a city in Richland County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 82 at the 2010 census. Dwight was founded in 1881. It is part of the Wahpeton, ND–MN Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Dwight was named for Jeremiah W. Dwight, the owner of the Dwight Farm and Land Company which ran a 27,000 acre bonanza farm, organized in 1879, in the area. John Miller, North Dakota's first governor, lived in Dwight and was the superintendent of the Dwight bonanza farm.

Geography

Dwight is located at 46°18′15″N 96°44′21″W / 46.30417°N 96.73917°W / 46.30417; -96.73917 (46.304147, -96.739242).

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.
1920 139
1930 104 −25.2%
1940 168 61.5%
1950 129 −23.2%
1960 101 −21.7%
1970 93 −7.9%
1980 72 −22.6%
1990 83 15.3%
2000 75 −9.6%
2010 82 9.3%
2019 (est.) 78 −4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 82 people in 32 households, including 17 families, in the city. The population density was 410.0 inhabitants per square mile (158.3/km2). There were 34 housing units at an average density of 170.0 per square mile (65.6/km2). The racial makup of the city was 100.0% White.

Of the 32 households 46.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.9% were non-families. 40.6% of households were one person and 15.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.59.

The median age was 32 years. 32.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.2% were from 45 to 64; and 9.8% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

Notable person

  • John Miller, first governor of the State of North Dakota
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