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Coordinates: 47°35′N 100°20′W / 47.58°N 100.34°W / 47.58; -100.34

Sheridan 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 December 24, 1908
Seat McClusky
Largest City McClusky
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,006 sq mi (2,606 km²)
972 sq mi (2,517 km²)
33 sq mi (85 km²), 3.3%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

1,310
4/sq mi (1.4/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Philip Henry Sheridan

Sheridan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,321, making it the third-least populous county in North Dakota. Its county seat is McClusky. The county was formed by the 1872–1873 territorial legislature but was attached to McLean County for judicial purposes until the 1908 general election, when voters decided to split Sheridan from McLean County entirely. The name comes from Civil War General Philip Henry Sheridan. The county government was first organized on December 24, 1908.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,006 square miles (2,610 km2), of which 972 square miles (2,520 km2) is land and 33 square miles (85 km2) (3.3%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 52.svg U.S. Highway 52
  • North Dakota 14.svg North Dakota Highway 14
  • North Dakota 53.png North Dakota Highway 53
  • North Dakota 200.png North Dakota Highway 200

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Sheyenne Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 8,103
1920 7,935 −2.1%
1930 7,373 −7.1%
1940 6,616 −10.3%
1950 5,253 −20.6%
1960 4,350 −17.2%
1970 3,232 −25.7%
1980 2,819 −12.8%
1990 2,148 −23.8%
2000 1,710 −20.4%
2010 1,321 −22.7%
Est. 2015 1,310 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,710 people, 731 households, and 515 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 924 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.24% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.06% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. 0.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 72.3% were of German and 12.5% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 731 households out of which 25.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.80% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.40% under the age of 18, 3.80% from 18 to 24, 19.90% from 25 to 44, 28.30% from 45 to 64, and 26.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 105.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,450, and the median income for a family was $30,156. Males had a median income of $21,094 versus $14,327 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,283. About 16.00% of families and 21.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.90% of those under age 18 and 18.30% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,321 people, 645 households, and 417 families residing in the county. The population density was 1.4 inhabitants per square mile (0.54/km2). There were 894 housing units at an average density of 0.9 per square mile (0.35/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.7% white, 1.1% American Indian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.2% Pacific islander, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 70.1% were German, 14.2% were Norwegian, 6.3% were English, 6.0% were Russian, and 1.8% were American.

Of the 645 households, 17.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.3% were non-families, and 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.55. The median age was 53.4 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,727 and the median income for a family was $43,906. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,286. About 15.0% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 19.7% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Townships

  • Berlin
  • Boone
  • Denhoff
  • Edgemont
  • Fairview
  • Goodrich
  • Highland
  • Lincoln Dale
  • Martin
  • Mauch
  • McClusky
  • Pickard
  • Prophets
  • Rosenfield
  • Strassburg

Defunct townships

  • Holmes
  • New Germantown

Census-designated place


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