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Langdon, North Dakota
City
Business district of Langdon
Business district of Langdon
Location of Langdon, North Dakota
Location of Langdon, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Cavalier
Area
 • Total 1.68 sq mi (4.35 km2)
 • Land 1.65 sq mi (4.27 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 1,611 ft (491 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,878
 • Estimate (2015) 1,787
 • Density 1,138.2/sq mi (439.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58249
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-44780
GNIS feature ID 1029827
Highways ND 1, ND 5
Website http://www.cityoflangdon.com/

Langdon is a city in Cavalier County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Cavalier County. The population was 1,878 at the 2010 census. Langdon was designated as the county seat in 1884 and was incorporated in 1885.

History

A post office has been in operation in Langdon since 1886. The city was named for Robert Bruce Langdon, a politician and railroad official.

Geography

Langdon is located at 48°45′42″N 98°22′18″W / 48.76167°N 98.37167°W / 48.76167; -98.37167 (48.761696, -98.371780).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.68 square miles (4.35 km2), of which, 1.65 square miles (4.27 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 291
1900 1,188 308.2%
1910 1,214 2.2%
1920 1,228 1.2%
1930 1,221 −0.6%
1940 1,546 26.6%
1950 1,838 18.9%
1960 2,151 17.0%
1970 2,182 1.4%
1980 2,335 7.0%
1990 2,241 −4.0%
2000 2,101 −6.2%
2010 1,878 −10.6%
Est. 2015 1,787 −4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,878 people, 894 households, and 506 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,138.2 inhabitants per square mile (439.5/km2). There were 1,057 housing units at an average density of 640.6 per square mile (247.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 894 households of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.4% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.73.

The median age in the city was 50.1 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.9% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 28.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,101 people, 917 households, and 565 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,233.1 people per square mile (477.2/km²). There were 1,178 housing units at an average density of 691.4 per square mile (267.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.57% White, 0.14% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 917 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 28.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,839, and the median income for a family was $37,121. Males had a median income of $31,010 versus $19,342 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,670. About 4.9% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

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, Langdon has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

The town was devastated by a tornado in May 1909.


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