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Hatton, North Dakota
The Hatton - Eielson Museum
The Hatton - Eielson Museum
Location of Hatton, North Dakota
Location of Hatton, North Dakota
Country USA
State North Dakota
County Traill
Area
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,079 ft (329 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 712
 • Density 1,331.54/sq mi (514.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58240
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-36100
GNIS feature ID 1029336

Hatton is a city in Traill County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 712 at the 2020 census. Hatton was founded in 1882, and was named for Frank Hatton, then Assistant Postmaster General.

Hatton is the birthplace of 20th century Arctic explorer and pilot Carl Ben Eielson.

Geography

Hatton is located at 47°38′20″N 97°27′28″W / 47.63889°N 97.45778°W / 47.63889; -97.45778 (47.639001, -97.457839).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 430
1910 666 54.9%
1920 828 24.3%
1930 804 −2.9%
1940 933 16.0%
1950 991 6.2%
1960 856 −13.6%
1970 808 −5.6%
1980 787 −2.6%
1990 800 1.7%
2000 707 −11.6%
2010 777 9.9%
2020 712 −8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 777 people, 343 households, and 202 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,273.8 inhabitants per square mile (491.8/km2). There were 394 housing units at an average density of 645.9 per square mile (249.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 343 households, of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.1% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 45.3 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

Notable people

  • Kermit Edward Bye, federal judge on the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Carl Ben Eielson, pioneer aviator, first person to cross the Arctic in an airplane (1928)
  • Aagot Raaen, educator and author
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