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Renville County, North Dakota
Map

Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the USA highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded June 3, 1910
Seat Mohall
Largest City Mohall
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

893 sq mi (2,313 km²)
877 sq mi (2,271 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 1.8%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

2,571
2.8/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.renvillecountynd.org/
Named for: Joseph Renville

Renville County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,470. Its county seat is Mohall. The county was originally created in 1873 but not organized until 1910.

Renville County is part of the Minot, ND Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is located south of the Canada–United States border with Saskatchewan.

History

The first Renville County was created by the 1872-73 Dakota Territory legislature, but was dissolved because of too little settlement. The name was then brought back in the 1908 general election under a proposal to divide Ward County. Though defeated on election day, the matter went to court, which led to the creation of the present-day Renville County in 1910. The county government was first organized on July 23, 1910; Mohall has always been the county seat. The county's name honors Joseph Renville, an interpreter, translator, and important figure in dealings between white men and the Sioux.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 893 square miles (2,310 km2), of which 877 square miles (2,270 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (1.8%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 52.svg U.S. Highway 52
  • US 83.svg U.S. Highway 83
  • North Dakota 5.svg North Dakota Highway 5
  • North Dakota 28.svg North Dakota Highway 28

Adjacent counties and rural municipalities

National protected area

  • Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 7,840
1920 7,776 −0.8%
1930 7,263 −6.6%
1940 5,533 −23.8%
1950 5,405 −2.3%
1960 4,698 −13.1%
1970 3,828 −18.5%
1980 3,608 −5.7%
1990 3,160 −12.4%
2000 2,610 −17.4%
2010 2,470 −5.4%
Est. 2015 2,571 4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,610 people, 1,085 households, and 748 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,413 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.74% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.8% were of Norwegian, 25.7% German and 5.6% Irish ancestry.

There were 1,085 households out of which 28.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,746, and the median income for a family was $36,023. Males had a median income of $25,346 versus $16,700 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,478. About 8.50% of families and 11.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 9.10% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,470 people, 1,061 households, and 685 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.8 inhabitants per square mile (1.1/km2). There were 1,386 housing units at an average density of 1.6 per square mile (0.62/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.9% white, 0.4% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 39.5% were German, 39.1% were Norwegian, 11.6% were Irish, 9.7% were English, 9.5% were Swedish, and 2.3% were American.

Of the 1,061 households, 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.4% were non-families, and 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.85. The median age was 45.4 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $49,583 and the median income for a family was $63,068. Males had a median income of $39,950 versus $25,469 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,856. About 3.8% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Townships

  • Brandon
  • Callahan
  • Clay
  • Colquhoun
  • Eden Valley
  • Ensign
  • Fairbanks
  • Grassland
  • Grover
  • Hamerly
  • Hamlet
  • Hurley
  • Ivanhoe
  • Lockwood
  • McKinney
  • Muskego
  • Plain
  • Prescott
  • Prosperity
  • Rockford
  • Roosevelt
  • Stafford
  • Van Buren
  • White Ash

Unincorporated communities

  • Chola
  • Greene
  • Grover
  • Norma
  • Rockford
  • White Ash

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