Towner County, North Dakota facts for kids
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Postcard. Towner County Courthouse in Cando, North Dakota, a historic Queen Anne-style building.
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 8, 1883 (created)
January 24, 1884 (organized)
|Named for||Oscar M. Towner|
|• Total||1,041 sq mi (2,700 km2)|
|• Land||1,025 sq mi (2,650 km2)|
|• Water||17 sq mi (40 km2) 1.6%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||2.0768/sq mi (0.8019/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,041 square miles (2,700 km2), of which 1,025 square miles (2,650 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (1.6%) is water.
- U.S. Route 281
- North Dakota Highway 5
- North Dakota Highway 17
- North Dakota Highway 66
Adjacent counties and rural municipalities
National protected areas
- Brumba National Wildlife Refuge
- Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge (part)
- Rock Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Snyder Lake National Wildlife Refuge
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 census, there were 2,246 people, 1,048 households, and 639 families in the county. The population density was 2.19/sqmi (0.85/km2). There were 1,449 housing units at an average density of 1.41/sqmi (0.55/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.7% white, 2.2% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.3% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 46.5% were German, 41.5% were Norwegian, 10.4% were Irish, 7.4% were English, 5.5% were Swedish, and 3.2% were American.
Of the 1,048 households, 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.0% were non-families, and 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.71. The median age was 50.3 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $43,684 and the median income for a family was $54,609. Males had a median income of $36,350 versus $26,164 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,203. About 8.5% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.
- Mount View
- New City
- Rock Lake
- Twin Hill
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In Spanish: Condado de Towner para niños
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