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Maxbass, North Dakota
Maxbass Rural Fire District
Maxbass Rural Fire District
Location of Maxbass, North Dakota
Location of Maxbass, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°43′20″N 101°8′32″W / 48.72222°N 101.14222°W / 48.72222; -101.14222Coordinates: 48°43′20″N 101°8′32″W / 48.72222°N 101.14222°W / 48.72222; -101.14222
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Bottineau
Area
 • Total 0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Land 0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,506 ft (459 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 84
 • Estimate 
(2019)
79
 • Density 484.66/sq mi (186.64/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58760
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-51420
GNIS feature ID 1030123

Maxbass is a city in Bottineau County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 84 at the 2010 census. Maxbass was founded in 1905.

History

The city was named after Max Bass who figured prominently in the Great Northern Railway's immigration and land settlement activities for many years before and after 1900. Bass was born in Austria in 1853 and served as land commissioner Dakota Territory from 1885 to 1901. In March 1891, he was appointed General Immigration Agent for the Great Northern Railway with headquarters in Chicago and remained with the railroad until his death in 1909.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 240
1920 147 −38.7%
1930 217 47.6%
1940 215 −0.9%
1950 259 20.5%
1960 218 −15.8%
1970 174 −20.2%
1980 141 −19.0%
1990 123 −12.8%
2000 91 −26.0%
2010 84 −7.7%
2019 (est.) 79 −6.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 84 people, 43 households, and 20 families living in the city. The population density was 494.1 inhabitants per square mile (190.8/km2). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 358.8 per square mile (138.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.3% White, 1.2% Native American, 1.2% from other races, and 8.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 43 households, of which 18.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.6% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 53.5% were non-families. 46.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.70.

The median age in the city was 41 years. 20.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 59.5% male and 40.5% female.

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