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Neche, North Dakota
An old hotel in Neche
An old hotel in Neche
Location of Neche, North Dakota
Location of Neche, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Pembina
Founded 1882
Area
 • Total 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Land 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
823 ft (251 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 371
 • Estimate 
(2019)
343
 • Density 988.47/sq mi (381.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58265
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-55620
GNIS feature ID 1030364

Neche ( NITCH-ee) is a city in Pembina County, North Dakota, United States. It sits on the banks of the Pembina River. The population was 371 at the 2010 census.

History

Neche was laid out in 1882. The name is said to come from the Ojibwe word nidji, which means friend, neighbor, or one like myself.

Geography

Neche is located at 48°59′1″N 97°33′3″W / 48.98361°N 97.55083°W / 48.98361; -97.55083 (48.983610, -97.550732). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2), all of it land.

Neche is about 1 mile south of the United States-Canada border, and the community of Gretna, Manitoba is located on the north side of the border.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 314
1900 682 117.2%
1910 528 −22.6%
1920 528 0.0%
1930 502 −4.9%
1940 565 12.5%
1950 615 8.8%
1960 545 −11.4%
1970 451 −17.2%
1980 471 4.4%
1990 434 −7.9%
2000 437 0.7%
2010 371 −15.1%
2019 (est.) 343 −7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 371 people in 142 households, including 92 families, in the city. The population density was 1,060.0 inhabitants per square mile (409.3/km2). There were 168 housing units at an average density of 480.0 per square mile (185.3/km2). The racial makup of the city was 99.5% White and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9%.

Of the 142 households 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 0.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.2% were non-families. 31.0% of households were one person and 16.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.41.

The median age was 35.3 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

Notable people

  • Henry Gurke, World War II Medal of Honor recipient
  • James H Symington, former leader of the Exclusive Brethren
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