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McIntosh County
McIntosh County Courthouse in Ashley
McIntosh County Courthouse in Ashley
Map of North Dakota highlighting McIntosh County
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  North Dakota
Founded March 9, 1883 (created)
October 4, 1884 (organized)
Named for Edward H. McIntosh
Seat Ashley
Largest city Wishek
Area
 • Total 995 sq mi (2,580 km2)
 • Land 975 sq mi (2,530 km2)
 • Water 20 sq mi (50 km2)  2.0%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,530
 • Estimate 
(2021)
2,513
 • Density 2.543/sq mi (0.9817/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district At-large

McIntosh County is a county in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2020 census, the population was 2,530. Its county seat is Ashley.

History

McIntosh County was created by the 1883 territorial legislature after the southern half of Logan County was divided. The name refers to Edward H. McIntosh, a member of the legislature at the time. The county seat was originally Hoskins, but changed in 1888 after everything in Hoskins but the school was moved three miles east to the new Soo Line Railroad townsite of Ashley.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 995 square miles (2,580 km2), of which 975 square miles (2,530 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (2.0%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • North Dakota 3.svg North Dakota Highway 3
  • North Dakota 11.svg North Dakota Highway 11
  • North Dakota 13.svg North Dakota Highway 13

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 3,248
1900 4,818 48.3%
1910 7,251 50.5%
1920 9,010 24.3%
1930 9,621 6.8%
1940 8,984 −6.6%
1950 7,590 −15.5%
1960 6,702 −11.7%
1970 5,545 −17.3%
1980 4,800 −13.4%
1990 4,021 −16.2%
2000 3,390 −15.7%
2010 2,809 −17.1%
2020 2,530 −9.9%
2021 (est.) 2,513 −10.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2020

2010 census

Languages (2010) Percent
Spoke English at home 74.22%
Spoke German at home 24.70%
Spoke Spanish at home 0.94%
Spoke a Scandinavian language at home 0.11%
Spoke French at home 0.04%

As of the 2010 census, there were 2,809 people, 1,307 households, and 800 families in the county. The population density was 2.88/sqmi (1.11/km2). There were 1,858 housing units at an average density of 1.91/sqmi (0.74/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.1% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 76.8% were German, 26.9% were Russian, 6.2% were Norwegian, and 5.2% were American.

Of the 1,307 households, 19.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.8% were non-families, and 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.66. The median age was 52.7 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,904 and the median income for a family was $46,198. Males had a median income of $35,200 versus $23,594 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,608. About 9.2% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 20.2% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Township

  • Roloff

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See also

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