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Forbes, North Dakota
Street in Forbes
Street in Forbes
Location of Forbes, ND
Location of Forbes, ND
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Dickey
Area
 • Total 0.24 sq mi (0.63 km2)
 • Land 0.24 sq mi (0.63 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,562 ft (476 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 53
 • Estimate 
(2019)
44
 • Density 181.82/sq mi (70.18/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58439
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-26980
GNIS feature ID 1028998

Forbes is a city in Dickey County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 53 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Forbes is located on the North Dakota - South Dakota border at 45°56′39″N 98°46′59″W / 45.94417°N 98.78306°W / 45.94417; -98.78306 (45.944070, -98.783134).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 221
1920 293 32.6%
1930 265 −9.6%
1940 268 1.1%
1950 204 −23.9%
1960 138 −32.4%
1970 88 −36.2%
1980 84 −4.5%
1990 72 −14.3%
2000 64 −11.1%
2010 53 −17.2%
2019 (est.) 44 −17.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 53 people, 29 households, and 16 families residing in the city. The population density was 212.0 inhabitants per square mile (81.9/km2). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 164.0 per square mile (63.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 29 households, of which 13.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.8% were non-families. 41.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.83 and the average family size was 2.44.

The median age in the city was 58.8 years. 11.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 9.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.2% were from 45 to 64; and 43.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

Education

Ellendale School District is the local school district.

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