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Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
|Founded||January 24, 1884|
|• 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||2.2/sq mi (0.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Towner County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population is 2,246. Its county seat is Cando. It is south of the Canada–US border with Manitoba. The county was founded in 1883 by territorial legislation and organized in 1884. It was named after Oscar M. Towner (1842–1897), a businessman and member of the 15th territorial legislature.
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 census of 2000, there were 2,876 people, 1,218 households, and 785 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,558 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.32% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 2.05% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 0.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.1% were of German and 31.0% Norwegian ancestry. 98.4% spoke English as their first language.
There were 1,218 households out of which 27.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 4.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.50% were non-families. 33.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.70% 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 2.93.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 3.60% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 23.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,740, and the median income for a family was $39,286. Males had a median income of $24,917 versus $17,335 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,605. About 6.30% of families and 8.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.20% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,246 people, 1,048 households, and 639 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.2 inhabitants per square mile (0.85/km2). There were 1,449 housing units at an average density of 1.4 per square mile (0.54/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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