Nelson County, North Dakota facts for kids
|Nelson County, North Dakota|
Location in the state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
|Founded||June 9, 1883|
1,009 sq mi (2,613 km²)
982 sq mi (2,543 km²)
27 sq mi (70 km²), 2.7%
3.2/sq mi (1/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,009 square miles (2,610 km2), of which 982 square miles (2,540 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (2.7%) is water.
- U.S. Highway 2
- North Dakota Highway 1
- North Dakota Highway 15
- North Dakota Highway 32
- Nelson County Road 35
- Walsh County (north)
- Grand Forks County (east)
- Steele County (southeast)
- Griggs County (south)
- Eddy County (southwest)
- Benson County (west)
- Ramsey County (northwest)
National protected areas
- Johnson Lake National Wildlife Refuge (part)
- Lambs Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Rose Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Stump Lake National Wildlife Refuge
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,715 people, 1,628 households, and 1,004 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,014 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.57% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 53.4% were of Norwegian and 21.8% German ancestry.
There were 1,628 households out of which 24.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 5.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.30% were non-families. 36.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the county, the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 4.00% from 18 to 24, 20.30% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 27.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,892, and the median income for a family was $37,406. Males had a median income of $27,163 versus $18,857 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,320. About 7.20% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.00% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,126 people, 1,474 households, and 905 families residing in the county. The population density was 3.2 inhabitants per square mile (1.2/km2). There were 1,927 housing units at an average density of 2.0 per square mile (0.77/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.2% white, 1.0% American Indian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.0% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 52.3% were Norwegian, 34.1% were German, 8.2% were Irish, and 3.9% were American.
Of the 1,474 households, 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.6% were non-families, and 36.0% 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 51.5 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,071 and the median income for a family was $51,731. Males had a median income of $33,629 versus $28,672 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,838. About 4.0% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.
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