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Fairdale, North Dakota
Post office in Fairdale
Post office in Fairdale
Location of Fairdale, North Dakota
Location of Fairdale, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Walsh
Area
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,617 ft (493 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 38
 • Estimate 
(2019)
34
 • Density 107.59/sq mi (41.48/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58229
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-25180
GNIS feature ID 1028922

Fairdale is a city in Walsh County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 38 at the 2010 census. Fairdale was founded in 1905.

Geography

Fairdale is located at 48°29′22″N 98°13′55″W / 48.48944°N 98.23194°W / 48.48944; -98.23194 (48.489485, -98.231936).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 140
1920 192 37.1%
1930 171 −10.9%
1940 187 9.4%
1950 131 −29.9%
1960 126 −3.8%
1970 102 −19.0%
1980 97 −4.9%
1990 76 −21.6%
2000 51 −32.9%
2010 38 −25.5%
2019 (est.) 34 −10.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 38 people, 19 households, and 11 families living in the city. The population density was 122.6 inhabitants per square mile (47.3/km2). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 106.5 per square mile (41.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.1% White, 2.6% Asian, and 5.3% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.3% of the population.

There were 19 households, of which 5.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.1% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.55.

The median age in the city was 56.5 years. 10.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 5.2% were from 25 to 44; 36.9% were from 45 to 64; and 36.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 63.2% male and 36.8% female.

Notable people

  • Floyd Arthur Wells, Radioman Second Class (RM2c), US Navy, graduated from high school in Fairdale and served on the U.S.S. Arizona until his death on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and he was killed in action
  • Ed Kringstad, politician and educator
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