Richland County, North Dakota facts for kids
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Richland County Courthouse in Wahpeton
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
|Founded||January 4, 1873 (created)
November 25, 1873 (organized)
|Named for||Morgan T. Rich|
|• Total||1,445 sq mi (3,740 km2)|
|• Land||1,436 sq mi (3,720 km2)|
|• Water||9.7 sq mi (25 km2) 0.7%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||11.439/sq mi (4.4165/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Richland County is a county in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2020 census, the population was 16,529. Its county seat is Wahpeton.
Richland County is part of the Wahpeton, ND–MN Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Fargo-Wahpeton, ND-MN Combined Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,445 square miles (3,740 km2), of which 1,436 square miles (3,720 km2) is land and 9.7 square miles (25 km2) (0.7%) is water.
- Interstate 29
- North Dakota Highway 11
- North Dakota Highway 13
- North Dakota Highway 18
- North Dakota Highway 27
- North Dakota Highway 46
- North Dakota Highway 127
- Cass County (north)
- Wilkin County, Minnesota (east)
- Traverse County, Minnesota (southeast)
- Roberts County, South Dakota (south)
- Sargent County (west)
- Ransom County (west)
National protected area
- Sheyenne National Grassland (part)
|US Decennial Census
As of the 2010 census, there were 16,321 people, 6,651 households, and 4,171 families in the county. The population density was 11.4 inhabitants per square mile (4.4/km2). There were 7,503 housing units at an average density of 5.2 per square mile (2.0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.0% white, 2.0% American Indian, 0.7% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 53.0% were German, 31.2% were Norwegian, 7.0% were Irish, and 2.3% were American.
Of the 6,651 households, 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.3% were non-families, and 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91. The median age was 39.4 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $47,131 and the median income for a family was $64,636. Males had a median income of $42,597 versus $28,284 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,342. About 5.2% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.
- Liberty Grove
- West End