Sheridan County, North Dakota facts for kids
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Sheridan County Courthouse (McClusky, North Dakota)
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
|Founded||January 4, 1873 (created)
December 24, 1908 (organized)
|Named for||Philip Henry Sheridan|
|• Total||1,006 sq mi (2,610 km2)|
|• Land||972 sq mi (2,520 km2)|
|• Water||33 sq mi (90 km2) 3.3%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1.2575/sq mi (0.4855/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Sheridan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2020 census, the population was 1,265, making it the third-least populous county in North Dakota. Its county seat is McClusky.
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.
- McHenry County (north)
- Pierce County (northeast)
- Wells County (east)
- Kidder County (southeast)
- Burleigh County (south)
- McLean County (west)
National protected area
- Sheyenne Lake National Wildlife Refuge
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 census, there were 1,321 people, 645 households, and 417 families in the county. The population density was 1.36/sqmi (0.52/km2). There were 894 housing units at an average density of 0.92/sqmi (0.36/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.
- Lincoln Dale
- New Germantown
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