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Richardton, North Dakota
Location of Richardton, North Dakota
Location of Richardton, North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°53′5″N 102°18′58″W / 46.88472°N 102.31611°W / 46.88472; -102.31611Coordinates: 46°53′5″N 102°18′58″W / 46.88472°N 102.31611°W / 46.88472; -102.31611
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Stark
Area
 • Total 1.37 sq mi (3.54 km2)
 • Land 1.37 sq mi (3.54 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,464 ft (751 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 529
 • Estimate 
(2019)
561
 • Density 410.09/sq mi (158.39/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
58652
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-66500
GNIS feature ID 1030900
Website http://www.richardtonnd.com/

Richardton is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 529 at the 2010 census. Richardton was founded in 1883. It is part of the Dickinson Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Richardton is home to Assumption Abbey, a Benedictine abbey.

A meteorite that landed near Richardton was named for it.

Geography

Richardton is located at 46°53′05″N 102°18′58″W / 46.884752°N 102.316248°W / 46.884752; -102.316248.

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 647
1920 626 −3.2%
1930 710 13.4%
1940 682 −3.9%
1950 721 5.7%
1960 792 9.8%
1970 799 0.9%
1980 699 −12.5%
1990 625 −10.6%
2000 619 −1.0%
2010 529 −14.5%
2019 (est.) 561 6.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 529 people, 247 households, and 153 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,469.4 inhabitants per square mile (567.3/km2). There were 285 housing units at an average density of 791.7 per square mile (305.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 247 households, of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.1% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.73.

The median age in the city was 45.9 years. 19.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 32.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

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, Richardton has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Education

It is in the Richardton-Taylor School District.

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