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Adams County, North Dakota

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Seat  Hettinger
Time zone  Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Founded  1907
Unemployment rate  3.8% (Apr 2015)
Congressional district  At-large
Area  2,562 km²
Population  2,360 (2013)
Largest city  Hettinger
Adams County, North Dakota
Cities  Hettinger, Reeder, Bucyrus, Bucyrus Township, Haynes
Rivers  Chanta Peta Creek, North Fork Grand River

Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,343. The county seat is Hettinger. The county was created on April 17, 1907 and organized one week later. It was named after John Quincy Adams (1848 – 1919), a railroad official for the Milwaukee Road Railroad and distant relative of U.S. President John Quincy Adams (1767 – 1848).

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Map of Adams County, ND, USA

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 989 square miles (2,560 km2), of which 988 square miles (2,560 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.

Adjacent counties

  • Hettinger County (north)
  • Grant County (northeast)
  • Sioux County (east)
  • Perkins County, South Dakota (south)
  • Harding County, South Dakota (southwest)
  • Bowman County (west)
  • Slope County (northwest)
  • Major highways

  • U.S. Highway 12
  • North Dakota Highway 8
  • North Dakota Highway 22
  • 2000 census

    As of the census of 2000, there were 2,593 people, 1,121 households, and 725 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.6 people per square mile (1.0/km²). There were 1,416 housing units at an average density of 1.4 per square mile (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.50% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. 0.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 40.6% were of German, 27.9% Norwegian and 5.6% English ancestry.

    There were 1,121 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85.

    In the county, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

    The median income for a household in the county was $29,079, and the median income for a family was $34,306. Males had a median income of $23,073 versus $18,714 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,425. About 8.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

    2010 census

    As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,343 people, 1,098 households, and 658 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.4 inhabitants per square mile (0.93/km2). There were 1,377 housing units at an average density of 1.4 per square mile (0.54/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.3% white, 0.7% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 51.8% were German, 29.9% were Norwegian, 8.0% were Irish, 7.4% were Swedish, 7.1% were English, 5.4% were Russian, and 4.6% were American.

    Of the 1,098 households, 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.1% were non-families, and 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.69. The median age was 49.5 years.

    The median income for a household in the county was $35,966 and the median income for a family was $50,227. Males had a median income of $31,290 versus $25,145 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,118. About 5.7% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.

    Cities

  • Bucyrus
  • Haynes
  • Hettinger (county seat)
  • Reeder
  • Unorganized territories

  • Central Adams
  • East Adams
  • Holden
  • West Adams
  • Unincorporated communities

  • Petrel
  • North Lemmon
  • References

    Adams County, North Dakota Wikipedia


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