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Burke County, North Dakota

Burke County, North Dakota Map
Location in the state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.Statistics Founded 1910SeatBowbellsLargest city Bowbells Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water
1,129 sq mi(2,924 km²)
1,104 sq mi (2,859 km²)
26 sq mi (67 km²), 2.28% Population
 - (2000)
 - Density
2,242
21/sq mi (08/km²) Website: www.burkecountynd.com

Burke County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,242. Its county seat is Bowbells.[1]

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History

Burke County was founded in 1910 and is named after John Burke (1859–1937), a politician who served as governor of North Dakota and Treasurer of the United States.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,129 square miles (2,925 km²), of which, 1,104 square miles (2,858 km²) of it is land and 26 square miles (67 km²) of it (2.28%) is water.

Townships

  • Battleview
  • Bowbells
  • Carter
  • Clayton
  • Cleary
  • Colville
  • Dale
  • Dimond
  • Fay
  • Foothills
  • Forthun
  • Garness
  • Harmonious
  • Kandiyohi
  • Keller
  • Lakeview
  • Leaf Mountain
  • Lucy
  • Minnesota
  • North Star
  • Portal
  • Richland
  • Roseland
  • Short Creek
  • Soo
  • Thorson
  • Vale
  • Vanville
  • Ward

Major highways

Adjacent counties and rural municipalities

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,242 people, 1,013 households, and 680 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.0 people per square mile (0.8/km²). There were 1,412 housing units at an average density of 1.3 per square mile (0.5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.24% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. 0.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.4% were of Norwegian, 18.4% German and 7.4% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,013 households out of which 23.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 5.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 31.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.80% under the age of 18, 3.50% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 28.30% from 45 to 64, and 25.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,330, and the median income for a family was $31,384. Males had a median income of $28,164 versus $16,382 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,026. About 11.70% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 16.50% of those age 65 or over.

Places

Cities

Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size.

References

  1. ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
v • d • eMunicipalities and communities of
Burke County, North DakotaCounty seat: BowbellsCities

Bowbells | Columbus | Flaxton | Lignite | Portal | Powers Lake

Unincorporated
community

Larson

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Coordinates: 48°47′N 102°31′W / 48.79, -102.52

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