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Grant County, North Dakota
Map

Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the USA highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded November 28, 1916
Seat Carson
Largest City Elgin
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,666 sq mi (4,315 km²)
1,659 sq mi (4,297 km²)
6.8 sq mi (18 km²), 0.4%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

2,388
1.4/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: http://grantcountynd.com/
Named for: Ulysses S. Grant

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,394. Its county seat is Carson. Until November 28, 1916, Grant County was a part of Morton County. The county was named in honor of General Ulysses S. Grant.

Geography

Heart Butte
Heart Butte is a prominent geographic feature in Grant County, and the namesake for the nearby Heart Butte Dam.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,666 square miles (4,310 km2), of which 1,659 square miles (4,300 km2) is land and 6.8 square miles (18 km2) (0.4%) is water. Lake Tschida, a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reservoir and recreation area on the Heart River, is the county's largest body of water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • North Dakota 21.svg North Dakota Highway 21
  • North Dakota 31.png North Dakota Highway 31
  • North Dakota 49.png North Dakota Highway 49

National protected areas

  • Cedar River National Grassland (part)
  • Pretty Rock National Wildlife Refuge

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 9,553
1930 10,134 6.1%
1940 8,264 −18.5%
1950 7,114 −13.9%
1960 6,248 −12.2%
1970 5,009 −19.8%
1980 4,274 −14.7%
1990 3,549 −17.0%
2000 2,841 −19.9%
2010 2,394 −15.7%
Est. 2015 2,388 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,841 people, 1,195 households, and 800 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,722 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.90% White, 1.72% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 73.7% were of German, 7.9% Norwegian and 5.2% American ancestry.

There were 1,195 households out of which 25.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 3.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 31.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 4.30% from 18 to 24, 20.50% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 24.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 104.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,165, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $21,537 versus $17,949 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,616. About 14.70% of families and 20.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.70% of those under age 18 and 20.90% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,394 people, 1,128 households, and 694 families residing in the county. The population density was 1.4 inhabitants per square mile (0.54/km2). There were 1,690 housing units at an average density of 1.0 per square mile (0.39/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.2% white, 1.1% American Indian, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 66.6% were German, 14.0% were Norwegian, 12.5% were Russian, 5.9% were Irish, 5.5% were English, and 2.2% were American.

Of the 1,128 households, 19.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.5% were non-families, and 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.72. The median age was 51.7 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,500 and the median income for a family was $53,542. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $27,303 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,840. About 7.3% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Townships

Active townships

  • Elm
  • Fisher
  • Freda
  • Howe
  • Lark
  • Leipzig
  • Minnie
  • Pretty Rock
  • Raleigh
  • Rock
  • Winona

Defunct townships

  • Otter Creek

Postal-designated places

Census-designated places


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