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Stutsman County, North Dakota
Map
Map of North Dakota highlighting Stutsman County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the USA highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded June 20, 1873
Seat Jamestown
Largest City Jamestown
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,298 sq mi (5,952 km²)
2,222 sq mi (5,755 km²)
76 sq mi (197 km²), 3.3%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

21,103
9.5/sq mi (4/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.stutsman.nd.us
Named for: Enos Stutsman

Stutsman County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,100. Its county seat is Jamestown.

The Jamestown, ND Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Stutsman County.

Stutsman County was created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for Enos Stutsman, who was born with Phocomelia (lacking arms or legs), but who nonetheless not only homesteaded, but became a powerful politician in the early days of the Dakota Territory. The county government was first organized on June 20, 1873.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,298 square miles (5,950 km2), of which 2,222 square miles (5,750 km2) is land and 76 square miles (200 km2) (3.3%) is water. It is the second-largest county in North Dakota by land area and third-largest by total area.

Major highways

  • I-94.svg Interstate 94
  • US 52.svg U.S. Highway 52
  • US 281.svg U.S. Highway 281
  • North Dakota 9.svg North Dakota Highway 9
  • North Dakota 20.svg North Dakota Highway 20
  • North Dakota 30.png North Dakota Highway 30
  • North Dakota 36.png North Dakota Highway 36
  • North Dakota 46.png North Dakota Highway 46

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

  • Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge (part)
  • Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Halfway Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,007
1890 5,266 422.9%
1900 9,143 73.6%
1910 18,189 98.9%
1920 24,575 35.1%
1930 26,100 6.2%
1940 23,495 −10.0%
1950 24,158 2.8%
1960 25,137 4.1%
1970 23,550 −6.3%
1980 24,154 2.6%
1990 22,241 −7.9%
2000 21,908 −1.5%
2010 21,100 −3.7%
Est. 2015 21,103 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 21,908 people, 8,954 households, and 5,649 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 per square mile (4/km²). There were 9,817 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.53% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.3% were of German and 18.0% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 8,954 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.90% were non-families. 32.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,848, and the median income for a family was $42,853. Males had a median income of $28,529 versus $20,397 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,706. About 6.80% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 21,100 people, 8,931 households, and 5,255 families residing in the county. The population density was 9.5 inhabitants per square mile (3.7/km2). There were 9,862 housing units at an average density of 4.4 per square mile (1.7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.6% white, 1.4% American Indian, 0.7% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.5% 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, 56.5% were German, 27.6% were Norwegian, 7.2% were Irish, 6.0% were Russian, 5.2% were English, and 2.4% were American.

Of the 8,931 households, 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.2% were non-families, and 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.79. The median age was 42.0 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,620 and the median income for a family was $60,171. Males had a median income of $40,365 versus $27,549 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,307. About 6.3% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Townships

  • Alexander
  • Ashland
  • Bloom
  • Bloomenfield
  • Buchanan
  • Chicago
  • Conklin
  • Corinne
  • Corwin
  • Courtenay
  • Cusator
  • Deer Lake
  • Durham
  • Edmunds
  • Eldridge
  • Flint
  • Fried
  • Gerber
  • Germania
  • Glacier
  • Gray
  • Griffin
  • Hidden
  • Homer
  • Iosco
  • Jim River Valley
  • Kensal
  • Lenton
  • Lippert
  • Lowery
  • Lyon
  • Manns
  • Marstonmoor
  • Midway
  • Montpelier
  • Moon Lake
  • Newbury
  • Nogosek
  • Paris
  • Peterson
  • Pingree
  • Pipestem Valley
  • Plainview
  • Rose
  • Round Top
  • St. Paul
  • Severn
  • Sharlow
  • Sinclair
  • Spiritwood
  • Stirton
  • Streeter
  • Strong
  • Sydney
  • Valley Spring
  • Wadsworth
  • Walters
  • Weld
  • Windsor
  • Winfield
  • Woodbury
  • Ypsilanti

Census-designated places


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