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Wilton, North Dakota
Ukrainian Orthodox church in Wilton, North Dakota
Ukrainian Orthodox church in Wilton, North Dakota
Motto(s): 
"A city rich in its past and future..."
Location of Wilton, North Dakota
Location of Wilton, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°9′32″N 100°47′9″W / 47.15889°N 100.78583°W / 47.15889; -100.78583Coordinates: 47°9′32″N 100°47′9″W / 47.15889°N 100.78583°W / 47.15889; -100.78583
Country United States
State North Dakota
Counties McLean, Burleigh
Area
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.47 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
2,172 ft (662 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 711
 • Estimate 
(2019)
716
 • Density 1,287.77/sq mi (497.08/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58579
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-86580
GNIS feature ID 1036350
Website WiltonND.org

Wilton is a city in Burleigh and McLean counties in North Dakota, United States. It is part of the "Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area" or "Bismarck-Mandan". The population was 711 at the 2010 census. Founded in 1899, Wilton was named by General W. D. Washburn after the town of Wilton in his native state of Maine.

History

Wilton was platted in 1899 when the railroad was extended to that point. The city was named after Wilton, Maine, the native home of an early settler. A post office has been in operation at Wilton since 1900. Wilton was originally built up chiefly by Ukrainians.

Geography

Wilton is located at 47°9′32″N 100°47′9″W / 47.15889°N 100.78583°W / 47.15889; -100.78583 (47.159011, -100.785903).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), of which, 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 437
1920 108 −75.3%
1930 149 38.0%
1940 117 −21.5%
1950 134 14.5%
1960 105 −21.6%
1970 116 10.5%
1980 262 125.9%
1990 728 177.9%
2000 807 10.9%
2010 711 −11.9%
2019 (est.) 716 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 711 people, 317 households, and 188 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,128.6 inhabitants per square mile (435.8/km2). There were 358 housing units at an average density of 568.3 per square mile (219.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 2.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 317 households, of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 46.7 years. 19.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 32.9% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.2% male and 46.8% female.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Wilton has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

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