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Flasher, North Dakota
Post office in Flasher, North Dakota
Post office in Flasher, North Dakota
Nickname(s): 
"Little Town on the Black Hills Trail"
Motto(s): 
"The past is appreciated but we must move forward"
Location of Flasher, North Dakota
Location of Flasher, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Morton
Area
 • Total 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,959 ft (597 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 217
 • Density 321.32/sq mi (124.01/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58535
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-26660
GNIS feature ID 1028981

Flasher is a city in Morton County, North Dakota, United States. It is part of the "Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area" or "Bismarck-Mandan". The population was 217 at the 2020 census. Flasher was founded in 1902.

History

Flasher was platted in 1902. The city was named in honor of Mabel Flasher, the relative of a town promoter. A post office has been in operation at Flasher since 1903.

Geography

Flasher is located at 46°27′18″N 101°13′59″W / 46.45500°N 101.23306°W / 46.45500; -101.23306 (46.454942, -101.232920).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2), of which, 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 287
1930 346 20.6%
1940 387 11.8%
1950 413 6.7%
1960 515 24.7%
1970 467 −9.3%
1980 410 −12.2%
1990 317 −22.7%
2000 285 −10.1%
2010 232 −18.6%
2020 217 −6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 232 people, 113 households, and 58 families living in the city. The population density was 331.4 inhabitants per square mile (128.0/km2). There were 135 housing units at an average density of 192.9 per square mile (74.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races.

There were 113 households, of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.7% were non-families. 46.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 40.6 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Flasher has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.


Notable people

Hilaire du Berrier - pilot, barnstormer, and spy

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