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Kensal, North Dakota
Business district of Kensal
Business district of Kensal
ND Stutsman County Kensal.svg
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Stutsman
Area
 • Total 0.60 sq mi (1.56 km2)
 • Land 0.60 sq mi (1.56 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,545 ft (471 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 146
 • Density 258.28/sq mi (99.68/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58455
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-42180
GNIS feature ID 1029731

Kensal is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 146 at the 2020 census. Kensal was founded in 1892.

It is the location of, or nearest community to, the Cecil Baker Round Barn, which was built in 1921 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Kensal is located at 47°18′1″N 98°43′57″W / 47.30028°N 98.73250°W / 47.30028; -98.73250 (47.300223, -98.732618).

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.
1910 456
1920 415 −9.0%
1930 420 1.2%
1940 356 −15.2%
1950 376 5.6%
1960 334 −11.2%
1970 263 −21.3%
1980 210 −20.2%
1990 191 −9.0%
2000 161 −15.7%
2010 163 1.2%
2020 146 −10.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 163 people, 73 households, and 43 families residing in the city. The population density was 267.2 inhabitants per square mile (103.2/km2). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 136.1 per square mile (52.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 73 households, of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.1% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 46.2 years. 17.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 21.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Kensal has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

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