McLean County, North Dakota facts for kids
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Historic McLean County Courthouse, now Historical Museum.
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 8, 1883 (created)
November 1, 1883 (organized)
|Named for||John A. McLean|
|• Total||2,328 sq mi (6,030 km2)|
|• Land||2,111 sq mi (5,470 km2)|
|• Water||217 sq mi (560 km2) 9.3%|
|• Density||4.1972/sq mi (1.6205/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,328 square miles (6,030 km2), of which 2,111 square miles (5,470 km2) is land and 217 square miles (560 km2) (9.3%) is water. It is the third-largest county in North Dakota by land area and second-largest by total area.
- U.S. Highway 83
- North Dakota Highway 28
- North Dakota Highway 37
- North Dakota Highway 53
- North Dakota Highway 41
- North Dakota Highway 200
- North Dakota Highway 1804
National protected areas
- Audubon National Wildlife Refuge
- Camp Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Hiddenwood National Wildlife Refuge (part)
- Lake Nettie National Wildlife Refuge
- Lake Otis National Wildlife Refuge
- Lost Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- McLean National Wildlife Refuge
McLean County has more National Wildlife Refuges than any other county in the United States.
|US Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,962 people, 3,897 households, and 2,600 families residing in the county. The population density was 4.25/sqmi (1.64/km2). There were 5,590 housing units at an average density of 2.65/sqmi (1.02/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 91.0% white, 7.0% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 54.4% were German, 24.6% were Norwegian, 6.5% were Irish, 5.6% were Swedish, 5.1% were English, and 3.6% were American.
Of the 3,897 households, 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.3% were non-families, and 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.75. The median age was 49.1 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $52,922 and the median income for a family was $62,686. Males had a median income of $48,906 versus $29,431 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,029. About 6.5% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.
- Blue Hill
- Horseshoe Valley
- Lake Williams
- Medicine Hill
- Saint Mary
- Turtle Lake
Communities flooded by Garrison Dam
- Red Butte, Mandan community
- Lucky Mound
- Beaver Creek
- Shell Creek
- Charging Eagle
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