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New Rockford, North Dakota
City
Eddy County Courthouse in New Rockford
Eddy County Courthouse in New Rockford
Location of New Rockford, North Dakota
Location of New Rockford, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Eddy
Area
 • Total 1.54 sq mi (3.99 km2)
 • Land 1.51 sq mi (3.91 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 1,532 ft (467 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,391
 • Estimate (2015) 1,390
 • Density 921.2/sq mi (355.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58356
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-56620
GNIS feature ID 1030398
Highways US 281, ND 15
Website http://www.cityofnewrockford.com/

New Rockford is a city in Eddy County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Eddy County. The population was 1,391 at the 2010 census. New Rockford was founded in 1883.

History

New Rockford was founded in 1883 at the time of the arrival of the Great Northern Railway into the area.

In 1915, residents mounted an unsuccessful challenge to have the state capital relocated from Bismarck, North Dakota to New Rockford.

Geography

New Rockford is located at 47°40′50″N 99°8′10″W / 47.68056°N 99.13611°W / 47.68056; -99.13611 (47.680579, -99.136177).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.54 square miles (3.99 km2), of which, 1.51 square miles (3.91 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water. New Rockford's zip code is 58356.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 2,111
1930 2,195 4.0%
1940 2,017 −8.1%
1950 2,185 8.3%
1960 2,177 −0.4%
1970 1,969 −9.6%
1980 1,791 −9.0%
1990 1,604 −10.4%
2000 1,463 −8.8%
2010 1,391 −4.9%
Est. 2015 1,390 −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,391 people, 628 households, and 363 families residing in the city. The population density was 921.2 inhabitants per square mile (355.7/km2). There were 750 housing units at an average density of 496.7 per square mile (191.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 0.1% African American, 1.7% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 628 households of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 22% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was 50.2 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.3% were from 25 to 44; 28.8% were from 45 to 64; and 27.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,463 people, 651 households, and 378 families residing in the city. The population density was 970.7 people per square mile (374.1/km²). There were 778 housing units at an average density of 516.2 per square mile (198.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.02% White, 0.14% African American, 1.50% Native American, 0.14% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 651 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 29.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,042, and the median income for a family was $43,438. Males had a median income of $26,080 versus $19,219 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,444. About 6.2% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.

Events

  • The annual Central North Dakota Steam Thresher's Reunion is one of New Rockford's main annual events. It is held the third weekend of September and shows off many steam-powered engines.
  • The Opera House host theatre productions year round. www.dprca.com 701-947-2174

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, New Rockford has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.


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