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Minto, North Dakota
Minto, North Dakota
Minto, North Dakota
Location of Minto, North Dakota. (The upper map is the state of North Dakota with Walsh County in red; the lower map is Walsh County with Minto in red.)
Location of Minto, North Dakota. (The upper map is the state of North Dakota with Walsh County in red; the lower map is Walsh County with Minto in red.)
Coordinates: 48°17′32″N 97°22′21″W / 48.29222°N 97.37250°W / 48.29222; -97.37250Coordinates: 48°17′32″N 97°22′21″W / 48.29222°N 97.37250°W / 48.29222; -97.37250
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Walsh
Founded 1881
Area
 • Total 1.44 sq mi (3.72 km2)
 • Land 1.44 sq mi (3.72 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
820 ft (250 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 604
 • Estimate 
(2019)
592
 • Density 411.97/sq mi (159.02/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58261
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-53540
GNIS feature ID 1030252

Minto is a city in Walsh County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 604 at the 2010 census. Minto was founded in 1881.

History

A post office has been in operation at Minton since 1880. Minton was incorporated in 1883. The city was named after Minto, Ontario, the native home of a large share of the early settlers.

Geography

Minto is located at 48°17′32″N 97°22′21″W / 48.29222°N 97.37250°W / 48.29222; -97.37250 (48.292192, −97.372391).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.42 square miles (3.68 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 467
1900 860 84.2%
1910 701 −18.5%
1920 602 −14.1%
1930 565 −6.1%
1940 630 11.5%
1950 592 −6.0%
1960 642 8.4%
1970 636 −0.9%
1980 592 −6.9%
1990 560 −5.4%
2000 657 17.3%
2010 604 −8.1%
2019 (est.) 592 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 604 people, 255 households, and 173 families living in the city. The population density was 425.4 inhabitants per square mile (164.2/km2). There were 294 housing units at an average density of 207.0 per square mile (79.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.0% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.7% of the population.

There were 255 households, of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 42.9 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.6% were from 25 to 44; 32.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.6% male and 47.4% female.

Education

K–12

Minto Public School serves Minto and the surrounding rural areas of southeastern Walsh County. The school was named one of the best 100 schools in The United States by the now defunct Offspring Magazine.

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