Park River, North Dakota

Park River is a city in Walsh County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 1,403 at the 2010 census.[5] Park River was founded in 1884.

Park River, North Dakota
Downtown Park River with grain elevators in the background
Downtown Park River with grain elevators in the background
Motto(s): 
"The Town With a Heart"
Location of Park River, North Dakota
Location of Park River, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°23′44″N 97°44′43″W / 48.39556°N 97.74528°W / 48.39556; -97.74528Coordinates: 48°23′44″N 97°44′43″W / 48.39556°N 97.74528°W / 48.39556; -97.74528
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
CountyWalsh
Government
 • MayorDan Stenvold
Area
 • Total2.59 sq mi (6.71 km2)
 • Land2.59 sq mi (6.71 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
994 ft (303 m)
Population
 • Total1,403
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
1,338
 • Density516.60/sq mi (199.46/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58270
Area code(s)701
FIPS code38-60900
GNIS feature ID1030633[4]
HighwaysND 17
WebsiteParkRiverND.gov

In 1903 a Park River blacksmith named Samuel Holland built a motor car called the Holland Special. He built at least five more cars between 1903 and 1908.[6]

GeographyEdit

Park River is located at 48°23′44″N 97°44′43″W / 48.39556°N 97.74528°W / 48.39556; -97.74528 (48.395443, -97.745375).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.17 square miles (5.62 km2), all land.[8]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890534
19001,088103.7%
19101,008−7.4%
19201,11410.5%
19301,1311.5%
19401,40824.5%
19501,69220.2%
19601,8137.2%
19701,680−7.3%
19801,8449.8%
19901,725−6.5%
20001,535−11.0%
20101,403−8.6%
2019 (est.)1,338[3]−4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2018 Estimate[10]

2010 censusEdit

At the 2010 census there were 1,403 people, 643 households, and 360 families living in the city. The population density was 646.5 inhabitants per square mile (249.6/km2). There were 734 housing units at an average density of 338.2 per square mile (130.6/km2). The racial makup of the city was 97.0% White, 1.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4%.[2]

Of the 643 households 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.0% were non-families. 39.7% of households were one person and 20.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age was 49.4 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 27.5% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 censusEdit

At the 2000 census, there were 1,535 people, 660 households, and 390 families living in the city. The population density was 772.6 people per square mile (297.8/km2). There were 760 housing units at an average density of 382.5 per square mile (147.5/km2). The racial makup of the city was 95.57% White, 0.07% African American, 1.63% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 1.56% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.61% of the population.

Of the 660 households 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 38.0% of households were one person and 20.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.88.

The age distribution was 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 28.5% 65 or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median household income was $30,347 and the median family income was $40,000. Males had a median income of $26,154 versus $20,769 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,990. About 6.8% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

ClimateEdit

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, Park River has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[11]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 2, 2011.[dead link]
  6. ^ Jackson, William (2021). Dakota Mysteries & Oddities, 2022 Edition. Dickinson, ND: Valley Star Publishing. pp. 85–86. ISBN 0-9677349-9-1.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  10. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Park River, North Dakota

External linksEdit

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