About Stark County ND
Stark County is a county in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 24,199. Its county seat is Dickinson.
The south branch of the Heart River flows through the central part of Stark County, discharging into Patterson Lake at Dickinson, then flowing east-southeasterly into adjacent Morton County. The county terrain consists of semi-arid rolling hills, mostly devoted to agriculture. The terrain slopes to the east, with its highest point near its SW corner, at 2,831′ (863m) ASL. The county has a total area of 1,340 square miles (3,500 km), of which 1,335 square miles (3,460 km) is land and 5.5 square miles (14 km) (0.4%) is water.
The southwestern counties of North Dakota (Adams, Billings, Bowman, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, Slope, Stark) observe Mountain Time. The counties of McKenzie, Dunn, and Sioux counties are split.
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 22,636 people, 8,932 households, and 5,877 families in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 9,722 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.52% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 57.9% were of German and 10.6% Norwegian ancestry.
There were 8,932 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.04.
The county population contained 25.5% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,526, and the median income for a family was $41,527. Males had a median income of $30,474 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,929. About 7.9% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 census, there were 24,199 people, 10,085 households, and 6,167 families in the county. The population density was 18.1 inhabitants per square mile (7.0/km). There were 10,735 housing units at an average density of 8.0 per square mile (3.1/km). The racial makeup of the county was 95.2% white, 1.2% Asian, 1.0% American Indian, 0.8% black or African American, 0.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 59.0% were German, 14.7% were Norwegian, 7.7% were Russian, 7.7% were Irish, 7.3% were Czech, 5.4% were English, and 3.5% were American.
Of the 10,085 households, 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.8% were non-families, and 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90. The median age was 38.3 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $49,536 and the median income for a family was $62,560. Males had a median income of $42,338 versus $26,451 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,282. About 5.9% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.
Stark County North Dakota neighborhoods include: Absaraka, Alamo, Alexander, Alice, Amenia, Amidon, Ardoch, Arena, Argusville, Arnegard, Arthur, Arvilla, Ayr, Baldwin, Bathgate, Bismarck, Bowman, Braddock, Buffalo, Buffalo Springs, Cartwright, Casselton, Cavalier, Corinth, Crystal, Davenport, Drayton, Driscoll, Durbin, Edinburg, Embden, Emerado, Enderlin, Epping, Erie, Fargo, Fingal, Fordville, Forest River, Galesburg, Gardner, Gilby, Grand Forks, Grandin, Grassy Butte, Grenora, Hamilton, Harwood, Hatton, Hensel, Hickson, Hillsboro, Honeyford, Hoople, Horace, Hunter, Inkster, Johnstown, Keene, Kindred, Larimore, Leonard, Lincoln, Mandaree, Manvel, Mapleton, Marmarth, McCanna, McGregor, McKenzie, Mekinock, Menoken, Moffit, Mountain, Neche, New England, Niagara, Northwood, Orr, Oxbow, Page, Pembina, Prairie Rose, Prosper, Ray, Regan, Reiles Acres, Reynolds, Rhame, Saint Thomas, Scranton, Sterling, Thompson, Tioga, Tower City, Trenton, Wahpeton, Walhalla, Watford City, West Fargo, Wheatland, White Earth, Wildrose, Williston, Wilton, Wing, Zahl
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