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Hazen, North Dakota
Post office in Hazen
Post office in Hazen
Motto(s): 
"The Heart of Sakakawea South Shore"
Location of Hazen, North Dakota
Location of Hazen, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°17′49″N 101°37′25″W / 47.29694°N 101.62361°W / 47.29694; -101.62361Coordinates: 47°17′49″N 101°37′25″W / 47.29694°N 101.62361°W / 47.29694; -101.62361
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Mercer
Area
 • Total 1.33 sq mi (3.45 km2)
 • Land 1.33 sq mi (3.44 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,742 ft (531 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,411
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,311
 • Density 1,741.52/sq mi (672.37/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58545
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-36780
GNIS feature ID 1029361
Highways ND 200
Website HazenND.org

Hazen is a city in Mercer County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 2,411 at the 2010 census. Hazen was founded in 1913. Hazen has a K-12 school system.

It is located about fifteen minutes south of Lake Sakakawea, the largest lake in North Dakota and the third largest man-made lake in the United States.

History

A post office has been in operation at Hazen since 1885. A. D. Hazen, an early postmaster, gave the settlement its name. Hazen was laid out in 1913, when the railroad was extended to that point.

Geography

Hazen is located at 47°17′49″N 101°37′25″W / 47.29694°N 101.62361°W / 47.29694; -101.62361 (47.297083, -101.623616).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.27 square miles (3.29 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 520
1930 689 32.5%
1940 662 −3.9%
1950 1,230 85.8%
1960 1,222 −0.7%
1970 1,240 1.5%
1980 2,365 90.7%
1990 2,818 19.2%
2000 2,457 −12.8%
2010 2,411 −1.9%
2019 (est.) 2,311 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,411 people, 1,020 households, and 742 families living in the city. The population density was 1,898.4 inhabitants per square mile (733.0/km2). There were 1,074 housing units at an average density of 845.7 per square mile (326.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.4% African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 1,020 households, of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.3% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the city was 45.2 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 35.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

Education

Hazen High School

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