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Scranton, North Dakota
Scranton's business district
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Location of Scranton, North Dakota
Location of Scranton, North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°8′50″N 103°8′39″W / 46.14722°N 103.14417°W / 46.14722; -103.14417Coordinates: 46°8′50″N 103°8′39″W / 46.14722°N 103.14417°W / 46.14722; -103.14417
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Bowman
Founded 1907
Area
 • Total 0.69 sq mi (1.78 km2)
 • Land 0.69 sq mi (1.78 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,779 ft (847 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 281
 • Estimate 
(2019)
255
 • Density 371.72/sq mi (143.49/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
58653
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-71500
GNIS feature ID 1032008

Scranton is a small town in Bowman County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 281 at the 2010 census.

Scranton was founded in 1907 along the Milwaukee Road transcontinental rail line known as the Pacific Extension. It was named after Scranton, Pennsylvania because, like that city, it was located within a region of coal mining.

Geography

Scranton is located at 46°8′50″N 103°8′39″W / 46.14722°N 103.14417°W / 46.14722; -103.14417 (46.147290, -103.144226).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 214
1920 353 65.0%
1930 381 7.9%
1940 277 −27.3%
1950 360 30.0%
1960 358 −0.6%
1970 360 0.6%
1980 415 15.3%
1990 294 −29.2%
2000 304 3.4%
2010 281 −7.6%
2019 (est.) 255 −9.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 281 people, 126 households, and 83 families living in the city. The population density was 312.2 inhabitants per square mile (120.5/km2). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 163.3 per square mile (63.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 3.2% Native American, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 126 households, of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 49.4 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 23.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Scranton has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

Notable people

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