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Eddy County is a county in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 2,385.[1] Its county seat is New Rockford.[2]

Eddy County
Eddy County Courthouse
Map of North Dakota highlighting Eddy County
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 47°43′N 98°54′W / 47.72°N 98.9°W / 47.72; -98.9
Country United States
State  North Dakota
Founded1885
SeatNew Rockford
Largest cityNew Rockford
Area
 • Total644 sq mi (1,670 km2)
 • Land630 sq mi (1,600 km2)
 • Water14 sq mi (40 km2)  2.2%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
2,313
 • Density3.68/sq mi (1.42/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
WebsiteEddy County, North Dakota

HistoryEdit

The Dakota Territory legislature created the county on March 31, 1885, with territory partitioned from Foster County. It was named for Ezra B. Eddy, a Fargo banker who had died a few weeks earlier. The county government was effected on April 27, 1885.[3][4]

GeographyEdit

The Sheyenne River flows easterly through the upper part of the county. The county terrain consists of semi-arid hills, somewhat devoted to agriculture.[5] The terrain slopes to the east and slightly to the north, with its highest point on a hill at the county's SW corner, at 1,562' (476m) ASL.[6] The county has a total area of 644 square miles (1,670 km2), of which 630 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (2.2%) is water.[7] It is the smallest county in North Dakota by area.

Adjacent countiesEdit

Major highwaysEdit

County RoadsEdit

  • Eddy County Road 1
  • Eddy County Road 2
  • Eddy County Road 3
  • Eddy County Road 4
  • Eddy County Road 5
  • Eddy County Road 6
  • Eddy County Road 7
  • Eddy County Road 8
  • Eddy County Road 9
  • Eddy County Road 10
  • Eddy County Road 12
  • Eddy County Road 14
  • Eddy County Road 16

Eddy County Road 14 is a north-south County Road in North Dakota. It runs from North Dakota Highway 15 near New Rockford, North Dakota to Eddy County Road 9 (1st Ave North) in downtown New Rockford. Eddy County Road 9 is an East-West County Road in North Dakota. It runs from US 281/North Dakota Highway 15 (1st Street) in New Rockford, North Dakota to Wells County CR 2 near New Rockford.

National protected areaEdit

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
18901,377
19003,330141.8%
19104,80044.1%
19206,49335.3%
19306,346−2.3%
19405,741−9.5%
19505,372−6.4%
19604,936−8.1%
19704,103−16.9%
19803,554−13.4%
19902,951−17.0%
20002,757−6.6%
20102,385−13.5%
Est. 20182,313[8]−3.0%
US Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2018[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 2,757 people, 1,164 households, and 743 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,418 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.37% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 2.36% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.1% were of Norwegian and 32.5% German ancestry.

There were 1,164 households out of which 27.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 5.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.10% were non-families. 34.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.96.

The county population contained 23.60% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 22.50% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 24.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,642, and the median income for a family was $37,625. Males had a median income of $24,063 versus $20,344 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,941. About 6.90% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.50% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,385 people, 1,057 households, and 653 families in the county.[13] The population density was 3.8 inhabitants per square mile (1.5/km2). There were 1,323 housing units at an average density of 2.1 per square mile (0.81/km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 95.2% white, 2.4% American Indian, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.2% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 52.7% were German, 45.9% were Norwegian, 9.3% were Irish, 6.5% were Swedish, and 1.3% were American.[15]

Of the 1,057 households, 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.2% were non-families, and 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.77. The median age was 49.2 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $38,404 and the median income for a family was $47,857. Males had a median income of $31,887 versus $28,194 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,302. About 11.5% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and 21.7% of those age 65 or over.[16]

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Unincorporated communities[5]Edit

  • Brantford
  • Hamar

TownshipsEdit

  • Bush
  • Cherry Lake
  • Columbia
  • Colvin
  • Eddy
  • Freeborn
  • Gates
  • Grandfield
  • Hillsdale
  • Lake Washington
  • Munster
  • New Rockford
  • Paradise
  • Pleasant Prairie
  • Rosefield
  • Sheldon
  • Superior
  • Tiffany

PoliticsEdit

Eddy County voters tend to vote Republican. In 71% percent of the national elections since 1960, the county selected the Republican Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential elections results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 64.3% 791 28.8% 355 6.9% 85
2012 54.8% 634 42.0% 486 3.2% 37
2008 47.0% 548 50.0% 583 2.9% 34
2004 54.0% 655 44.0% 534 2.0% 24
2000 55.4% 703 36.1% 458 8.4% 107
1996 40.4% 517 43.2% 553 16.5% 211
1992 36.6% 591 35.6% 575 27.8% 449
1988 53.7% 891 45.1% 748 1.2% 19
1984 56.4% 1,049 42.8% 796 0.8% 15
1980 61.2% 1,153 28.6% 539 10.1% 191
1976 43.3% 890 54.7% 1,123 2.0% 41
1972 52.0% 1,022 46.4% 911 1.6% 31
1968 51.1% 1,018 44.8% 893 4.1% 81
1964 35.8% 747 64.0% 1,337 0.2% 4
1960 50.7% 1,188 49.2% 1,152 0.1% 2
1956 56.0% 1,239 44.0% 973
1952 67.1% 1,534 31.8% 728 1.1% 26
1948 46.9% 952 45.2% 919 7.9% 161
1944 47.6% 974 50.9% 1,042 1.6% 32
1940 48.4% 1,319 50.2% 1,368 1.4% 37
1936 21.4% 579 63.8% 1,729 14.9% 403
1932 21.3% 537 74.7% 1,888 4.0% 102
1928 46.1% 1,071 53.4% 1,240 0.5% 11
1924 39.3% 881 4.5% 101 56.2% 1,258
1920 68.8% 1,525 26.0% 577 5.2% 116
1916 40.2% 505 51.8% 650 8.0% 101
1912 21.9% 199 41.3% 376 36.8% 335
1908 58.0% 540 39.5% 368 2.5% 23
1904 76.2% 596 20.7% 162 3.1% 24
1900 64.5% 455 33.3% 235 2.3% 16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on July 4, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "County History". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Archived from the original on February 2, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Eddy County ND Google Maps (accessed 17 February 2019)
  6. ^ "Find an Altitude/Eddy County ND" Google Maps (accessed 17 February 2019)
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  9. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  13. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  15. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  16. ^ "DP03 Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  17. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 12, 2018.

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