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|Founded||April 27, 1885|
|Largest city||New Rockford|
|• Total||644 sq mi (1,670 km2)|
|• Land||630 sq mi (1,600 km2)|
|• Water||14 sq mi (40 km2) 2.2%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||3.8/sq mi (1.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Website||Eddy County, North Dakota|
Eddy County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,385. Its county seat is New Rockford. Eddy County was created by the 1885 territorial legislature from the northern half of Foster County and named for Ezra B. Eddy, a Fargo banker who had died a few weeks earlier. The county government was first organized on April 27, 1885.
Eddy County was formed in 1885 from a portion of Foster County. It was named after Ezra B. Eddy, one of the first bankers of the region in Fargo.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 644 square miles (1,670 km2), of which 630 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (2.2%) is water. It is the smallest county in North Dakota by area.
- Benson County (north)
- Nelson County (northeast)
- Griggs County (southeast)
- Foster County (south)
- Wells County (west)
- Eddy County Road 1
- Eddy County Road 2
- Eddy County Road 3
- Eddy County Road 4
- Eddy County Road 5
- Eddy County Road 6
- Eddy County Road 7
- Eddy County Road 8
- Eddy County Road 9
- Eddy County Road 10
- Eddy County Road 12
- Eddy County Road 14
- Eddy County Road 16
National protected area
- Johnson Lake National Wildlife Refuge (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,757 people, 1,164 households, and 743 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,418 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.37% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 2.36% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.1% were of Norwegian and 32.5% German ancestry.
There were 1,164 households out of which 27.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 5.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.10% were non-families. 34.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.40% 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 2.96.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 22.50% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 24.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,642, and the median income for a family was $37,625. Males had a median income of $24,063 versus $20,344 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,941. About 6.90% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.50% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,385 people, 1,057 households, and 653 families residing in the county. The population density was 3.8 inhabitants per square mile (1.5/km2). There were 1,323 housing units at an average density of 2.1 per square mile (0.81/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.2% white, 2.4% American Indian, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 52.7% were German, 45.9% were Norwegian, 9.3% were Irish, 6.5% were Swedish, and 1.3% were American.
Of the 1,057 households, 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.2% were non-families, and 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.77. The median age was 49.2 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $38,404 and the median income for a family was $47,857. Males had a median income of $31,887 versus $28,194 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,302. About 11.5% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and 21.7% of those age 65 or over.
- Cherry Lake
- Lake Washington
- New Rockford
- Pleasant Prairie
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