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Ross, North Dakota
Community Building in Ross
Community Building in Ross
Location of Ross, North Dakota
Location of Ross, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Mountrail
 • Total 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Land 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,303 ft (702 m)
 • Total 97
 • Estimate 
 • Density 392.36/sq mi (151.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-68540
GNIS feature ID 1031006

Ross is a city in Mountrail County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 97 at the 2010 census.


Ross was founded in 1902. It was the site of the first building in the United States purposely built to be a mosque. Established in 1929, the mosque fell into disrepair and was dismantled. In 2005, the edifice was rebuilt by the family of one of the last remaining Muslims in the area. The community that built the mosque were Syrian-Lebanese immigrants who settled the region starting in the late 19th century to take advantage of the Homestead Act. The mosque was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition on Sept. 12, 2010.


Ross is located at 48°18′47″N 102°32′36″W / 48.31306°N 102.54333°W / 48.31306; -102.54333 (48.313105, -102.543263).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 167
1970 125 −25.1%
1980 104 −16.8%
1990 61 −41.3%
2000 48 −21.3%
2010 97 102.1%
2019 (est.) 113 16.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 97 people, 46 households, and 23 families residing in the city. The population density was 346.4 inhabitants per square mile (133.7/km2). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 192.9 per square mile (74.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 4.1% Native American, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 46 households, of which 17.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.57.

The median age in the city was 36.5 years. 15.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 13.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.9% were from 25 to 44; 34.1% were from 45 to 64; and 6.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 59.8% male and 40.2% female.

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