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Griggs 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 June 16, 1882
Seat Cooperstown
Largest City Cooperstown
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

716 sq mi (1,854 km²)
709 sq mi (1,836 km²)
7.6 sq mi (20 km²), 1.1%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

2,314
3.4/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.griggscountynd.gov/

Griggs County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,420. Its county seat is Cooperstown. The county was founded in 1881 and later organized in 1882. It was named for Alexander Griggs.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 716 square miles (1,850 km2), of which 709 square miles (1,840 km2) is land and 7.6 square miles (20 km2) (1.1%) is water. It is the third-smallest county in North Dakota by land area and fourth-smallest by total area.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • North Dakota 1.svg North Dakota Highway 1
  • North Dakota 45.png North Dakota Highway 45
  • North Dakota 65.png North Dakota Highway 65
  • North Dakota 200.png North Dakota Highway 200

National protected area

  • Sibley Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 2,817
1900 4,744 68.4%
1910 6,274 32.3%
1920 7,402 18.0%
1930 6,889 −6.9%
1940 5,818 −15.5%
1950 5,460 −6.2%
1960 5,023 −8.0%
1970 4,184 −16.7%
1980 3,714 −11.2%
1990 3,303 −11.1%
2000 2,754 −16.6%
2010 2,420 −12.1%
Est. 2015 2,314 −4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,754 people, 1,178 households, and 781 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,521 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.31% White, 0.22% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. 0.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 59.7% were of Norwegian and 24.9% German ancestry.

There were 1,178 households out of which 26.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 4.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 31.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 21.10% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 25.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,572, and the median income for a family was $38,611. Males had a median income of $26,981 versus $19,327 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,131. About 7.80% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,420 people, 1,131 households, and 694 families residing in the county. The population density was 3.4 inhabitants per square mile (1.3/km2). There were 1,461 housing units at an average density of 2.1 per square mile (0.81/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.8% white, 0.3% American Indian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 60.8% were Norwegian, 36.7% were German, 5.9% were English, 5.6% were Swedish, and 1.2% were American.

Of the 1,131 households, 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.6% were non-families, and 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.70. The median age was 51.9 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,085 and the median income for a family was $51,570. Males had a median income of $33,169 versus $27,038 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,122. About 9.5% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Townships

  • Addie
  • Ball Hill
  • Bartley
  • Broadview
  • Bryan
  • Clearfield
  • Cooperstown
  • Dover
  • Greenfield
  • Helena
  • Kingsley
  • Lenora
  • Mabel
  • Pilot Mound
  • Romness
  • Rosendal
  • Sverdrup
  • Tyrol
  • Washburn
  • Willow

Census-designated places

Unincorporated community

  • Karnak

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