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Nekoma, North Dakota
Grain Elevator in Nekoma
Grain Elevator in Nekoma
Location of Nekoma, North Dakota
Location of Nekoma, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°34′36″N 98°22′16″W / 48.57667°N 98.37111°W / 48.57667; -98.37111Coordinates: 48°34′36″N 98°22′16″W / 48.57667°N 98.37111°W / 48.57667; -98.37111
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Cavalier
Area
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.97 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,631 ft (497 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 50
 • Estimate 
(2019)
49
 • Density 131.72/sq mi (50.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58355
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-55740
GNIS feature ID 1030368

Nekoma is a city in Cavalier County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 50 at the 2010 census. Nekoma was founded in 1905. Nekoma is 15 miles south of Langdon.

Of particular interest in Nekoma is the Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex, with a large pyramid phased array radar structure visible for miles in every direction.

Geography

Nekoma is located at 48°34′36″N 98°22′16″W / 48.57667°N 98.37111°W / 48.57667; -98.37111 (48.576546, -98.371083).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 120
1920 189 57.5%
1930 191 1.1%
1940 184 −3.7%
1950 140 −23.9%
1960 143 2.1%
1970 84 −41.3%
1980 102 21.4%
1990 63 −38.2%
2000 51 −19.0%
2010 50 −2.0%
2019 (est.) 49 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 50 people, 21 households, and 15 families residing in the city. The population density was 138.9 inhabitants per square mile (53.6/km2). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 100.0 per square mile (38.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 21 households, of which 19.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.6% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 54 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12% were from 25 to 44; 50% were from 45 to 64; and 14% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 58.0% male and 42.0% female.

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