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Hettinger, North Dakota
Location of Hettinger, North Dakota
|• Total||0.86 sq mi (2.22 km2)|
|• Land||0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)|
|Elevation||2,697 ft (822 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,393.24/sq mi (537.88/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1029423|
|Highways||US 12, ND 8|
North Dakota State University operates a livestock research station near Hettinger, which often partners with South Dakota State University's Antelope Range and Livestock Research Station for sheep research.
Hettinger was founded in 1907 along the Milwaukee Road's transcontinental rail line known as the Pacific Extension. The city and its surrounding township were named by popular demand in recognition of Hettinger County, from which Adams County was created in 1907.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.86 square miles (2.23 km2), of which 0.85 square miles (2.20 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hettinger has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,226 people, 587 households, and 316 families living in the city. The population density was 1,442.4 inhabitants per square mile (556.9/km2). There were 704 housing units at an average density of 828.2 per square mile (319.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.7% Asian, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 587 households, of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.2% were non-families. 42.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.70.
The median age in the city was 48 years. 19.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.6% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 25.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.2% male and 56.8% female.
- Hettinger High School
- Rick Berg, U.S. Congressman
- Patrick Daniel Norton, U.S. Congressman
- Steve Tomac, North Dakota state legislator
In Spanish: Hettinger (Dakota del Norte) para niños
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