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Gackle, North Dakota
Location of Gackle, North Dakota
Location of Gackle, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Logan
Area
 • Total 0.55 sq mi (1.43 km2)
 • Land 0.54 sq mi (1.39 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
1,936 ft (590 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 310
 • Estimate 
(2019)
273
 • Density 507.43/sq mi (195.93/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58442
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-28860
GNIS feature ID 1029070

Gackle is a town in Logan County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 310 at the 2010 census.

History

Gackle was founded in 1904. It was named for George Gackle, a farmer.

The town is home to the Gackle Public Library. German has been spoken in Gackle in the past, and is visible in the inscriptions on the First UCC Church.

Geography

Gackle is located at 46°37′38″N 99°8′36″W / 46.62722°N 99.14333°W / 46.62722; -99.14333 (46.627335, -99.143326).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), of which, 0.54 square miles (1.40 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 424
1930 493 16.3%
1940 537 8.9%
1950 604 12.5%
1960 523 −13.4%
1970 470 −10.1%
1980 456 −3.0%
1990 450 −1.3%
2000 335 −25.6%
2010 310 −7.5%
2019 (est.) 273 −11.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 310 people, 138 households, and 81 families residing in the city. The population density was 574.1 inhabitants per square mile (221.7/km2). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 390.7 per square mile (150.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.3% African American, 1.0% Native American, 1.0% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 138 households, of which 13.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.3% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.56.

The median age in the city was 56.9 years. 13.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.2% were from 25 to 44; 32.7% were from 45 to 64; and 34.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

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