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LaMoure County, North Dakota
Map

Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the USA highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded October 17, 1881
Seat LaMoure
Largest City LaMoure
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,151 sq mi (2,981 km²)
1,146 sq mi (2,968 km²)
4.9 sq mi (13 km²), 0.4%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

4,125
3.6/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: https://www.lamourecountynd.com/

LaMoure County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,139. Its county seat is LaMoure. The county was created in 1873 and later organized in 1881. It was named for Judson LaMoure, a state legislator.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,151 square miles (2,980 km2), of which 1,146 square miles (2,970 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (0.4%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Bone Hill National Wildlife Refuge

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 20
1890 3,187 15,835.0%
1900 6,048 89.8%
1910 10,724 77.3%
1920 11,564 7.8%
1930 11,517 −0.4%
1940 10,298 −10.6%
1950 9,498 −7.8%
1960 8,705 −8.3%
1970 7,117 −18.2%
1980 6,473 −9.0%
1990 5,383 −16.8%
2000 4,701 −12.7%
2010 4,139 −12.0%
Est. 2015 4,125 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,701 people, 1,942 households, and 1,308 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,271 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.23% White, 0.02% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 50.7% were of German, 22.8% Norwegian and 5.5% Swedish ancestry.

There were 1,942 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 4.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 30.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 23.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,707, and the median income for a family was $36,495. Males had a median income of $26,351 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,059. 14.70% of the population and 12.30% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.30% are under the age of 18 and 12.90% are 65 or older.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,139 people, 1,825 households, and 1,182 families residing in the county. The population density was 3.6 inhabitants per square mile (1.4/km2). There were 2,238 housing units at an average density of 2.0 per square mile (0.77/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.5% white, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 63.0% were German, 27.6% were Norwegian, 6.2% were Swedish, 6.1% were Russian, 6.0% were English, and 2.8% were American.

Of the 1,825 households, 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.2% were non-families, and 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.82. The median age was 49.2 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,098 and the median income for a family was $60,932. Males had a median income of $41,250 versus $25,172 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,056. About 6.8% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Major highways

  • US 281.svg U.S. Highway 281
  • North Dakota 1.svg North Dakota Highway 1
  • North Dakota 13.svg North Dakota Highway 13
  • North Dakota 46.png North Dakota Highway 46
  • North Dakota 56.png North Dakota Highway 56

Airports

Kulm Municipal Airport (FAA LID: D03) is a public use airport located in LaMoure County, one nautical mile (1.85 km) northeast of the central business district of Kulm, North Dakota.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated community

Townships

  • Adrian
  • Badger
  • Black Loam
  • Bluebird
  • Dean
  • Gladstone
  • Glen
  • Glenmore
  • Golden Glen
  • Grand Rapids
  • Grandview
  • Greenville
  • Henrietta
  • Kennison
  • Litchville
  • Mikkelson
  • Nora
  • Norden
  • Ovid
  • Pearl Lake
  • Pomona View
  • Prairie
  • Raney
  • Ray
  • Roscoe
  • Russell
  • Ryan
  • Saratoga
  • Sheridan
  • Swede
  • Wano
  • Willowbank

Ghost town


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