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Nekoma, North Dakota

Nekoma is a city in Cavalier County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 50 at the 2010 census.[5] Nekoma was founded in 1905. Nekoma is 15 miles south of Langdon, North Dakota.

Nekoma, North Dakota
City
Grain Elevator in Nekoma
Grain Elevator in Nekoma
Location of Nekoma, North Dakota
Location of Nekoma, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°34′36″N 98°22′16″W / 48.57667°N 98.37111°W / 48.57667; -98.37111Coordinates: 48°34′36″N 98°22′16″W / 48.57667°N 98.37111°W / 48.57667; -98.37111
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
CountyCavalier
Area[1]
 • Total0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Land0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,631 ft (497 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total50
 • Estimate (2017)[3]48
 • Density140/sq mi (54/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code58355
Area code(s)701
FIPS code38-55740
GNIS feature ID1030368[4]

Of particular interest in Nekoma is the Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex, with a large pyramid phased array radar structure visible for miles in every direction.

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GeographyEdit

Nekoma is located at 48°34′36″N 98°22′16″W / 48.57667°N 98.37111°W / 48.57667; -98.37111 (48.576546, -98.371083).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), all of it land.[1]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1910120
192018957.5%
19301911.1%
1940184−3.7%
1950140−23.9%
19601432.1%
197084−41.3%
198010221.4%
199063−38.2%
200051−19.0%
201050−2.0%
Est. 201748[3]−4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2014 Estimate[8]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 50 people, 21 households, and 15 families residing in the city. The population density was 138.9 inhabitants per square mile (53.6/km2). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 100.0 per square mile (38.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 21 households of which 19.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.6% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 54 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12% were from 25 to 44; 50% were from 45 to 64; and 14% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 58.0% male and 42.0% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census of 2000, there were 51 people, 21 households, and 12 families residing in the city. The population density was 136.7 people per square mile (53.2/km²). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 109.9 per square mile (42.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.04% White, and 1.96% from two or more races.

There were 21 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, and 38.1% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,188, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $11,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,330. There were no families and 5.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 22.2% of those over 64.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  8. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 22, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015.