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Hunter, North Dakota
Hunter, North Dakota
Hunter, North Dakota
Location of Hunter, North Dakota
Location of Hunter, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Cass
Founded 1881
Area
 • Total 1.51 sq mi (3.90 km2)
 • Land 1.49 sq mi (3.87 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
978 ft (298 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 261
 • Estimate 
(2019)
252
 • Density 168.67/sq mi (65.13/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58048
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-39460
GNIS feature ID 1029577

Hunter is a city in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 261 at the 2010 census. Hunter was founded in 1881.

History

Hunter was first called Delano, and under the latter name was platted in 1880 when the railroad was extended to that point. The name Hunter was adopted in 1881 for John Hunter, a local landowner. According to legend, John Hunter promised to help build the town a church in exchange for the naming rights.

Geography

Hunter is located at 47°11′26″N 97°13′1″W / 47.19056°N 97.21694°W / 47.19056; -97.21694 (47.1905, -97.2170).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.53 square miles (3.96 km2), of which, 1.52 square miles (3.94 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 194
1900 407 109.8%
1910 365 −10.3%
1920 424 16.2%
1930 400 −5.7%
1940 414 3.5%
1950 417 0.7%
1960 446 7.0%
1970 362 −18.8%
1980 369 1.9%
1990 341 −7.6%
2000 326 −4.4%
2010 261 −19.9%
2019 (est.) 252 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 261 people, 115 households, and 77 families living in the city. The population density was 171.7 inhabitants per square mile (66.3/km2). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 90.8 per square mile (35.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White and 2.3% from two or more races.

There were 115 households, of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.0% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the city was 44.4 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 30.3% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.9% male and 47.1% female.

Notable person

  • Roger L. Worsley, educator, born in Hunter in 1937
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