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Forman, North Dakota
County Courthouse
County Courthouse
Location of Forman, North Dakota
Location of Forman, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Sargent
Area
 • Total 0.79 sq mi (2.04 km2)
 • Land 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,253 ft (382 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 504
 • Estimate 
(2019)
504
 • Density 646.98/sq mi (249.85/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58032
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-27260
GNIS feature ID 1029006

Forman is a city in Sargent County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Sargent County. The population was 504 at the 2010 census. Forman was founded in 1883.

History

Forman was founded in 1883 by Cornelius Forman. In 1886, the county seat was transferred to Forman from Milnor, North Dakota.

Geography and climate

Forman is located at 46°6′19″N 97°38′14″W / 46.10528°N 97.63722°W / 46.10528; -97.63722 (46.105167, -97.637227). The town surrounds a body of water known as Lake Lithia.

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.

Climate data for Forman, North Dakota (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 19.8
(-6.78)
25.3
(-3.72)
37.7
(3.17)
55.6
(13.11)
68.0
(20)
76.8
(24.89)
82.7
(28.17)
81.8
(27.67)
71.5
(21.94)
57.0
(13.89)
38.4
(3.56)
23.9
(-4.5)
53.2
(11.78)
Average low °F (°C) -0.2
(-17.89)
5.3
(-14.83)
18.2
(-7.67)
32.1
(0.06)
44.5
(6.94)
54.7
(12.61)
59.6
(15.33)
56.8
(13.78)
46.5
(8.06)
33.8
(1)
19.7
(-6.83)
3.9
(-15.61)
31.4
(-0.33)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.58
(14.7)
0.51
(13)
1.13
(28.7)
1.78
(45.2)
2.74
(69.6)
4.07
(103.4)
3.35
(85.1)
2.15
(54.6)
2.46
(62.5)
2.09
(53.1)
0.90
(22.9)
0.59
(15)
22.35
(567.7)
Snowfall inches (cm) 8.2
(20.8)
5.9
(15)
6.7
(17)
2.8
(7.1)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.4
(1)
6.4
(16.3)
7.8
(19.8)
38.4
(97.5)
Source: NOAA

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 178
1900 257 44.4%
1910 352 37.0%
1920 402 14.2%
1930 386 −4.0%
1940 500 29.5%
1950 466 −6.8%
1960 530 13.7%
1970 596 12.5%
1980 629 5.5%
1990 586 −6.8%
2000 506 −13.7%
2010 504 −0.4%
2019 (est.) 504 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 504 people, 222 households, and 123 families residing in the city. The population density was 720.0 inhabitants per square mile (278.0/km2). There were 255 housing units at an average density of 364.3 per square mile (140.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 222 households, of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.6% were non-families. 41.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 25.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 46.8 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 26.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

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