McHenry County, North Dakota Information (Geography)

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McHenry County, North Dakota
McHenry County Courthouse - Towner North Dakota.JPG
McHenry County Courthouse
Map of North Dakota highlighting McHenry 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.
FoundedJanuary 4, 1873 (created)
October 15, 1884 (organized)
Seat Towner
Largest city Velva
Area
 • Total1,912 sq mi (4,952 km2)
 • Land1,874 sq mi (4,854 km2)
 • Water38 sq mi (98 km2), 2.0%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2018)5,816
 • Density3.15/sq mi (1.22/km2)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.mchenrycountynd.com

McHenry County is a county in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 5,395. [1] Its county seat is Towner. [2]

McHenry County is part of the Minot, ND Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The Dakota Territory legislature created the county on January 4, 1873, with territory annexed from Bottineau County. It was named for James McHenry, an early settler of Vermillion (in present South Dakota). The county government was not organized at that time, nor was the county attached to another county for administrative and judicial purposes. The county organization was effected on October 15, 1884. The county boundaries were altered in 1885, 1887, 1891, and in 1892. It has retained its present boundaries since 1892. [3]

When the county was organized in 1884, Villard was named as county seat. In 1885 this designation was moved to Scriptown. In 1886 the designation was again moved, to Towner, which has remained the seat to the present time (the two former sites are now ghost towns). [4]

Geography

The Souris River loops through the county before turning north to its eventual discharge into Lake Winnipeg. The Wintering River drains the southern part of the county. The county terrain consists of rolling hills, partly devoted to agriculture (including limited use of center pivot irrigation). [5] The terrain slopes to the north and east, with its highest point on the west boundary line near the SW corner, at 2,156' (657m) ASL. [6] The county has a total area of 1,912 square miles (4,950 km2), of which 1,874 square miles (4,850 km2) is land and 38 square miles (98 km2) (2.0%) is water. [7] In 2013, 131 plants were collected in the Lake George area. [8]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Lakes [5]

  • Bromley Lake
  • Buffalo Lodge Lake
  • Connia Slough
  • Erickson Lake
  • Heringen Lake
  • Horseshoe Lake (part)
  • Lake George
  • Lake Hester
  • Lauinger Lake
  • Martin Lake
  • North Lake
  • Potters Lake
  • Round Lake
  • Smoky Lake (part)
  • Stevens Slough
  • Stink Lake

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18901,584
19005,253231.6%
191017,627235.6%
192015,544−11.8%
193015,439−0.7%
194014,034−9.1%
195012,556−10.5%
196011,099−11.6%
19708,977−19.1%
19807,858−12.5%
19906,528−16.9%
20005,987−8.3%
20105,395−9.9%
Est. 20185,816 [9]7.8%
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 5,987 people, 2,526 households, and 1,699 families in the county. The population density was 3.19/sqmi (1.23/km²). There were 2,983 housing units at an average density of 1.59/sqmi (0.61/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.73% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.4% were of German and 34.0% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 2,526 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.92.

The county population contained 24.0% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,274, and the median income for a family was $35,676. Males had a median income of $25,740 versus $18,505 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,140. About 12.0% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,395 people, 2,377 households, and 1,527 families in the county. [14] The population density was 2.88/sqmi (1.11/km²). There were 2,948 housing units at an average density of 1.57/sqmi (0.61/km²). [15] The racial makeup of the county was 97.8% white, 0.6% American Indian, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.5% of the population. [14] In terms of ancestry, 55.3% were of German, 39.5% Norwegian, 5.3% English, 3.6% Swedish, 3.5% American, 2.4% Russian and 1.7% Dutch ancestry. [16]

Of the 2,377 households, 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.8% were non-families, and 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.81. The median age was 46.2 years. [14]

The median income for a household in the county was $36,944 and the median income for a family was $54,350. Males had a median income of $36,625 versus $26,205 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,911. About 6.4% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 17.9% of those age 65 or over. [17]

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities [5]

  • Berwick
  • Cole Ford
  • Denbigh
  • Funston
  • Genoa
  • Guthrie
  • Kottkethal [18]
  • Milroy
  • Newport
  • Norfolk [18]
  • Norwich
  • Rangeley
  • Riga
  • Rising
  • Rose Hill
  • Simcoe
  • Verendrye
  • Willowdale [18]
  • Willow Vale [18]
  • Willow Valley [18]
  • Willow Creek

Townships

  • Anamoose
  • Balfour
  • Bantry
  • Berwick
  • Bjornson
  • Brown
  • Cottonwood Lake
  • Deep River
  • Deering
  • Denbigh
  • Egg Creek
  • Falsen
  • Gilmore
  • Granville
  • Grilley
  • Hendrickson
  • Karlsruhe
  • Kottke Valley
  • Lake George
  • Lake Hester
  • Land
  • Layton
  • Lebanon
  • Little Deep
  • Meadow
  • Mouse River
  • Newport
  • Normal
  • North Prairie
  • Norwich
  • Odin
  • Olivia
  • Pratt
  • Riga
  • Rose Hill
  • Round Lake
  • Saline
  • Schiller
  • Spring Grove
  • Strege
  • Velva
  • Villard
  • Voltaire
  • Wagar
  • Willow Creek

Notable people

Politics

McHenry County voters have traditionally voted Republican. In only one national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential elections results [19]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 72.7% 2,050 17.4% 490 9.9% 280
2012 61.9% 1,678 34.8% 943 3.4% 91
2008 56.9% 1,374 40.6% 981 2.5% 61
2004 61.8% 1,744 36.5% 1,030 1.6% 46
2000 61.5% 1,682 32.4% 888 6.1% 167
1996 43.1% 1,187 39.8% 1,096 17.2% 473
1992 38.9% 1,321 34.5% 1,173 26.6% 902
1988 52.7% 1,888 46.5% 1,665 0.8% 30
1984 65.4% 2,485 33.8% 1,283 0.9% 33
1980 71.2% 2,922 22.9% 939 5.9% 243
1976 49.7% 2,043 48.5% 1,994 1.8% 74
1972 63.6% 2,765 35.8% 1,554 0.6% 27
1968 54.2% 2,226 38.9% 1,595 6.9% 285
1964 39.5% 1,728 60.4% 2,643 0.2% 8
1960 54.9% 2,715 45.1% 2,231 0.0% 2
1956 62.1% 3,019 37.6% 1,825 0.3% 16
1952 76.6% 4,227 22.3% 1,228 1.1% 63
1948 56.5% 2,578 38.8% 1,770 4.8% 219
1944 61.4% 3,141 37.8% 1,934 0.7% 37
1940 63.1% 3,894 36.0% 2,225 0.9% 55
1936 26.2% 1,619 53.4% 3,294 20.4% 1,256
1932 25.1% 1,396 70.7% 3,937 4.2% 233
1928 53.0% 2,914 46.1% 2,535 0.8% 45
1924 36.9% 1,692 5.8% 264 57.4% 2,631
1920 74.1% 3,534 17.8% 848 8.1% 388
1916 31.3% 692 59.6% 1,316 9.1% 201
1912 23.6% 589 38.4% 959 38.0% 947
1908 56.2% 1,772 41.1% 1,296 2.8% 87
1904 73.5% 1,807 22.6% 556 3.8% 94
1900 70.0% 595 26.1% 222 3.9% 33

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved November 1, 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 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "County History". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Retrieved May 4, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c McHenry County ND Google Maps (accessed 23 February 2019)
  6. ^ "Find an Altitude/McHenry County ND" Google Maps (accessed 23 February 2019)
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 29, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  8. ^ The checklist of the flora of Lake George environs, McHenry County, North Dakota
  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 February 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  12. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (April 20, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 1, 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. ^ a b c d e Genealogy Trails: North Dakota (accessed 23 February 2019)
  19. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 12, 2018.

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MCHENRY COUNTY NORTH DAKOTA Latitude and Longitude:

48°14′N 100°38′W / 48.23°N 100.64°W / 48.23; -100.64