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Mandan, North Dakota
City
City Hall in Mandan
City Hall in Mandan
Motto: "Where The West Begins"
Location of Mandan, North Dakota
Location of Mandan, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Morton
Founded 1881
Area
 • Total 11.13 sq mi (28.83 km2)
 • Land 11.03 sq mi (28.57 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation 1,647 ft (502 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,331
 • Estimate (2015) 21,382
 • Density 1,661.9/sq mi (641.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58554
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-49900
GNIS feature ID 1030076
Highways I-94 / I-94 Bus. / I-194 / ND 6 / ND 1806
Website cityofmandan.com

Mandan is a city in Morton County and the eighth-largest city in North Dakota. Founded in 1879 on the west side of the upper Missouri River, it became the county seat of Morton County in 1881. The U.S. Census Bureau measured the population at 18,331 in the 2010 census and estimated the 2015 population at 21,382. Located across the Missouri River from the state capital of Bismarck, Mandan is a core city of the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The city was named after the historic Mandan Indians of the area. In 2013, Mandan was selected a finalist in Rand McNally Most Patriotic City competition.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.13 square miles (28.83 km2), of which 11.03 square miles (28.57 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.

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

Climate data for Mandan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.2
(63)
20.6
(69.1)
27.2
(81)
33.9
(93)
35.6
(96.1)
43.9
(111)
44.4
(111.9)
41.7
(107.1)
40.6
(105.1)
35.0
(95)
23.9
(75)
18.3
(64.9)
44.4
(111.9)
Average high °C (°F) -6.7
(19.9)
-3.1
(26.4)
3.4
(38.1)
13.1
(55.6)
20.0
(68)
25.1
(77.2)
29.2
(84.6)
28.6
(83.5)
22.2
(72)
14.7
(58.5)
4.2
(39.6)
-3.4
(25.9)
12.3
(54.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) -12.6
(9.3)
-8.9
(16)
-2.3
(27.9)
6.2
(43.2)
12.9
(55.2)
18.1
(64.6)
21.5
(70.7)
20.6
(69.1)
14.4
(57.9)
7.5
(45.5)
-1.7
(28.9)
-9.1
(15.6)
5.6
(42.1)
Average low °C (°F) -18.6
(-1.5)
-14.8
(5.4)
-8.1
(17.4)
-0.7
(30.7)
5.7
(42.3)
11.0
(51.8)
13.8
(56.8)
12.7
(54.9)
6.7
(44.1)
0.3
(32.5)
-7.6
(18.3)
-14.9
(5.2)
-1.2
(29.8)
Record low °C (°F) -42.2
(-44)
-41.7
(-43.1)
-33.3
(-27.9)
-24.4
(-11.9)
-9.4
(15.1)
-1.1
(30)
1.7
(35.1)
0.6
(33.1)
-11.7
(10.9)
-23.3
(-9.9)
-34.4
(-29.9)
-30.6
(-23.1)
-42.2
(-44)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 239
1890 1,328 455.6%
1900 1,658 24.8%
1910 3,873 133.6%
1920 4,336 12.0%
1930 5,037 16.2%
1940 6,685 32.7%
1950 7,298 9.2%
1960 10,525 44.2%
1970 11,093 5.4%
1980 15,513 39.8%
1990 15,177 −2.2%
2000 16,718 10.2%
2010 18,331 9.6%
Est. 2015 21,382 16.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 18,331 people, 7,632 households, and 4,921 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,661.9 inhabitants per square mile (641.7/km2). There were 7,950 housing units at an average density of 720.8 per square mile (278.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.7% White, 0.6% African American, 4.9% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 7,632 households of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 37.2 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 16,718 people, 6,647 households, and 4,553 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,642.8 per square mile (634.3/km2). There were 6,958 housing units at an average density of 683.7 per square mile (264.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.98% White, 0.20% African American, 3.02% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

The top 6 ancestry groups in the city were German (61.3%), Norwegian (15.4%), Russian (13.1%), Irish (7.9%), English (4.2%), and Native American (3.02%).

There were 6,647 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,182, and the median income for a family was $46,210. Males had a median income of $31,653 versus $21,400 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,509. About 7.0% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.


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