Burke County, North Dakota Information

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Burke County, North Dakota
Portal State Bank.jpg
Union Bank of Portal
Map of North Dakota highlighting Burke 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.
Founded1910
Named for John Burke
Seat Bowbells
Largest cityBowbells
Area
 • Total1,129 sq mi (2,924 km2)
 • Land1,104 sq mi (2,859 km2)
 • Water25 sq mi (65 km2), 2.2%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2018)2,100
 • Density1.93/sq mi (0.75/km2)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.burkecountynd.com

Burke County is a county on the north edge of the U.S. state of North Dakota, adjacent to the south line of Canada. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,968. [1] Its county seat is Bowbells. [2]

History

A vote was held on November 3, 1908 in which county voters authorized the creation of Burke County, partitioning area from the previous 'Imperial Ward County' (which contained the present counties of Burke, Mountrail, Renville, and Ward counties). Its name recognized the state governor at the time, John Burke. However, the vote was challenged in court, and appealed to the state supreme court. That court ruled on June 3, 1910 to uphold the election results, so on July 12, Governor Burke issued a proclamation creating Burke County. Its organization was effected on July 15, with Bowbells as its county seat. [3] [4] The county is managed by a three-member Board of Commissioners. As of 2018 the Board Chair is Debbie Kuryn. [5]

Geography

Burke County lies on the north line of North Dakota. Its north boundary line abuts the south boundary line of Canada. The Des Lacs River flows south-southeasterly through the east part of the county, and the White Earth River flows northeasterly through the lower part. The county terrain consists of semi-arid low hills in the northeast part of the county, with higher carved and eroded ridges on the SW portion of the county. The area is partly used for agriculture. [6] The terrain slopes to the north; its highest point is on the lower west boundary line, at 2,461' (750m) ASL. [7] The county has a total area of 1,129 square miles (2,920 km2), of which 1,104 square miles (2,860 km2) is land and 25 square miles (65 km2) (2.2%) is water. [8]

Major highways

Adjacent counties and rural municipalities

Protected areas [6]

Lakes [6]

  • Beaver Lake
  • Enget Lake
  • Iverson Slough
  • Powers Lake (part)
  • Shallow Lake
  • Swensons Slouth
  • Teal Slough
  • Thompson Slough
  • Upper Thompson Lake

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19109,064
19209,5114.9%
19309,9985.1%
19407,653−23.5%
19506,621−13.5%
19605,886−11.1%
19704,739−19.5%
19803,822−19.4%
19903,002−21.5%
20002,242−25.3%
20101,968−12.2%
Est. 20182,100 [9]6.7%
US Decennial Census [10]
1790-1960 [11] 1900-1990 [12]
1990-2000 [13] 2010-2018 [1]

2000 census

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 2,242 people, 1,013 households, and 680 families 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.

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.

The county population contained 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.

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 1,968 people, 913 households, and 567 families in the county. [14] The population density was 1.8 inhabitants per square mile (0.69/km2). There were 1,340 housing units at an average density of 1.2 per square mile (0.46/km2). [15] The racial makeup of the county was 97.8% white, 0.8% American Indian, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.0% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.9% of the population. [14] In terms of ancestry, 45.2% were of Norwegian, 34.9% German, 13% Swedish, and 10% Danish ancestry. [16]

Of the 913 households, 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.9% were non-families, and 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.74. The median age was 48.1 years. [14]

The median income for a household in the county was $50,800 and the median income for a family was $62,283. Males had a median income of $49,958 versus $27,206 for females. The per capita income for the county was $32,347. About 3.3% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over. [17]

Economy

The main industries in Burke County are farming and oil extraction. Burke County is one of several western North Dakota counties with significant exposure to the Bakken Formation in the Williston Basin.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities [6]

  • Atcoal
  • Battleview
  • Coteau
  • Kincaid
  • Northgate
  • Perella
  • Rival
  • Stampede
  • Woburn

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

Politics

Burke County voters have been reliably Republican for several decades. In no national election since 1964 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate (as of 2016).

Presidential election results
Presidential elections results [18]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 85.1% 895 11.3% 119 3.6% 38
2012 75.2% 769 22.5% 230 2.4% 24
2008 67.9% 640 30.3% 286 1.8% 17
2004 69.4% 808 28.8% 336 1.8% 21
2000 67.2% 698 28.5% 296 4.3% 45
1996 44.4% 483 38.2% 416 17.5% 190
1992 36.2% 551 30.1% 458 33.8% 515
1988 57.5% 971 41.0% 693 1.5% 26
1984 69.5% 1,298 29.1% 543 1.5% 28
1980 73.3% 1,442 21.2% 418 5.5% 108
1976 52.0% 1,087 43.0% 899 4.9% 103
1972 66.4% 1,446 29.9% 651 3.8% 82
1968 56.8% 1,239 37.1% 808 6.1% 133
1964 40.0% 974 59.7% 1,454 0.3% 6
1960 59.9% 1,609 40.0% 1,076 0.1% 2
1956 60.0% 1,415 39.7% 936 0.3% 8
1952 69.9% 1,986 28.6% 811 1.6% 44
1948 51.0% 1,212 40.9% 972 8.2% 195
1944 54.5% 1,540 43.4% 1,226 2.2% 61
1940 57.5% 1,951 39.6% 1,342 2.9% 98
1936 18.3% 684 48.8% 1,821 32.9% 1,226
1932 25.2% 906 68.8% 2,473 6.0% 215
1928 58.4% 2,002 39.0% 1,336 2.7% 91
1924 39.6% 996 5.4% 135 55.0% 1,383
1920 70.9% 1,911 16.9% 456 12.1% 327
1916 31.4% 518 55.8% 922 12.8% 211
1912 23.6% 264 27.5% 308 48.9% 548

See also

References

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


BURKE COUNTY NORTH DAKOTA Latitude and Longitude:

48°47′N 102°31′W / 48.79°N 102.52°W / 48.79; -102.52