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Inkster, North Dakota
The post office in Inkster
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Location of Inkster, North Dakota
Location of Inkster, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°9′7″N 97°38′41″W / 48.15194°N 97.64472°W / 48.15194; -97.64472Coordinates: 48°9′7″N 97°38′41″W / 48.15194°N 97.64472°W / 48.15194; -97.64472
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Grand Forks
Metro Greater Grand Forks
Founded 1884
Area
 • Total 0.99 sq mi (2.58 km2)
 • Land 0.99 sq mi (2.58 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,030 ft (314 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 50
 • Estimate 
(2019)
47
 • Density 47.28/sq mi (18.25/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58244
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-39980
GNIS feature ID 1029619

Inkster is a small village in Grand Forks County, North Dakota, United States, with a population of 47 as of the 2020 census. Inkster was founded in 1884, in an area that had been settled by George T. Inkster in 1878.

Geography

Inkster is located at 48°9′7″N 97°38′41″W / 48.15194°N 97.64472°W / 48.15194; -97.64472 (48.152037, -97.644679).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.

It is part of the Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area" or "Greater Grand Forks".

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 211
1910 353
1920 368 4.2%
1930 257 −30.2%
1940 310 20.6%
1950 304 −1.9%
1960 282 −7.2%
1970 198 −29.8%
1980 135 −31.8%
1990 127 −5.9%
2000 102 −19.7%
2010 50 −51.0%
2019 (est.) 47 −6.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 50 people, 24 households, and 16 families living in the city. The population density was 50.0 inhabitants per square mile (19.3/km2). There were 50 housing units at an average density of 50.0 per square mile (19.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.0% White, 4.0% Native American, and 6.0% from two or more races.

There were 24 households, of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.50.

The median age in the city was 53 years. 16% of residents were under the age of 18; 2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 40% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 56.0% male and 44.0% female.

Notable people

  • Fr. Riley Durkin, Catholic Priest for the Diocese of Fargo.
  • John Silas Lundy, physician and anesthesiologist
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