Nelson County, North Dakota facts for kids
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Water Tower behind Lakota City Hall.
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 2, 1883 (created)
June 9, 1883 (organized)
|• Total||1,009 sq mi (2,610 km2)|
|• Land||982 sq mi (2,540 km2)|
|• Water||27 sq mi (70 km2) 2.7%|
|• Density||2.9881/sq mi (1.1537/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 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
|US Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,126 people, 1,474 households, and 905 families in the county. The population density was 3.18/sqmi (1.23/km2). There were 1,927 housing units at an average density of 1.96/sqmi (0.76/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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