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Finley, North Dakota
Steele County Courthouse in Finley
Steele County Courthouse in Finley
Location of Finley, North Dakota
Location of Finley, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Steele
Area
 • Total 3.49 sq mi (9.03 km2)
 • Land 3.49 sq mi (9.03 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,453 ft (443 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 445
 • Estimate 
(2019)
416
 • Density 119.30/sq mi (46.07/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58230
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-26420
GNIS feature ID 1028959
Website http://finleynd.com/

Finley is a city in Steele County, North Dakota. It is the county seat of Steele County. The population was 445 at the 2010 census. Finley was founded in 1897.

History

Finley was founded in 1897. In 1919, the county seat was transferred to Finley from Sherbrooke, North Dakota.

Geography

Finley is located at 47°30′46″N 97°50′13″W / 47.51278°N 97.83694°W / 47.51278; -97.83694 (47.512779, -97.836957).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.47 square miles (8.99 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 516
1920 599 16.1%
1930 587 −2.0%
1940 677 15.3%
1950 671 −0.9%
1960 808 20.4%
1970 809 0.1%
1980 718 −11.2%
1990 543 −24.4%
2000 515 −5.2%
2010 445 −13.6%
2019 (est.) 416 −6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 445 people in 206 households, including 125 families, in the city. The population density was 128.2 inhabitants per square mile (49.5/km2). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 70.6 per square mile (27.3/km2). The racial makup of the city was 95.7% White, 0.2% African American, 2.2% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7%.

Of the 206 households 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.3% were non-families. 32.5% of households were one person and 19.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.67.

The median age was 45.9 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 23.8% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Notable people

  • LaurieBeth Hager, member of the North Dakota House of Representatives
  • Harvey B. Knudson (1903–1978), attorney and justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court
  • Peter O. Sathre, attorney and 16th North Dakota Attorney General
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