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Encyclopedia > Emmons County, North Dakota

Emmons County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 4,331. Its county seat is Linton6. Image File history File links Map_of_North_Dakota_highlighting_Emmons_County. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Bismarck Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi  (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Linton is a city located in Emmons County, North Dakota. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,027 km² (1,555 mi²). 3,911 km² (1,510 mi²) of it is land and 116 km² (45 mi²) of it (2.88%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,331 people, 1,786 households, and 1,241 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (3/mi²). There were 2,168 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (1/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.05% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,786 households out of which 27.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.00% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 28.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% 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 2.92. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 3.70% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 25.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 101.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $26,119, and the median income for a family was $31,857. Males had a median income of $23,235 versus $15,590 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,604. There were 14.70% of families and 20.10% of the population living below the poverty line , including 23.40% of under eighteens and 24.60% of those over 64. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Pioneer Life

Emmons County was established before the state of North Dakota. The county was originated by an act of territorial legislation during February of 1879. However, it was not officially organized until October 16, 1883. It was named for James A. Emmons who was a steamboat navigator from Virginia.


The first settlers of Emmons County came from parts of Europe and the eastern United States. The earliest were mostly soldiers discharged from Ft. Yates, but soon civilian people began arriving in the 1880’s. Two large ethnic groups soon developed: Germans—from Russia and Germany (the later called Reich Germans)—and Hollanders who had come from the eastern United States. The Hollanders lived only in the southwestern part of the county while the Germans settled throughout the area.


The settlers faced many hardships upon arrival in Emmons County. The worst of which was probably the adverse climate. Extreme seasonal variations in temperature, wind, rain, and snow made life difficult. Severe winter blizzards in addition to tornado and lightning spawning severe thunderstorms were a constant threat.


To shelter themselves against the sometimes inhospitable climate, early settlers built crude but durable dwellings using whatever materials they could find. The first building in Emmons county was a log cabin built near what was to become the town of Winona in 1852. Some other early dwellings were built of tar paper or local rocks. Rocks were a common sight on the prairie, but stone houses were a rarity because they took great care to build. The most common type of dwelling was the sod house, which later became synonymous with pioneering life on the prairie. (Sod is prairie grass and dirt cut into blocks and stacked to form walls.) Sod was an effective solution to the problem of limited lumber availability. These crude dwellings were eventually abandoned in favor of more modern homes as soon as the necessary building materials became available.


Another hardship was transportation. There were no roads and the nearest railroad station was located in Eureka, South Dakota (forty miles away). A horse and wagon were typically used for transportation. Buffalo bones were often piled up and used as landmarks to aid navigating the vast prairie. Since no bridges existed, Creeks and streams presented a major difficulty. Settlers usually traveled in pairs and used both of their teams of horses to pull each wagon across a creek or stream. The first bridge in Emmons County was not built until 1889.


The Missouri River is the western boundary of Emmons County. An early industry to develop was one of providing cordwood for the steamboats plying the river. (The steamboats could operate only during the 'summer' months due to the river freezing over in the winter.) The lack of bridges necessitated the use of ferries to traverse the river. (The last of which washed ashore in 1940.) Barges were also used to move freight up and down the river.


Cities and towns

State of North Dakota Flag of North Dakota
Regions
Red River Valley | Missouri Escarpment | Badlands
Largest cities
Beulah-Hazen | Bismarck-Mandan | Devils Lake | Dickinson | Fargo-West Fargo | Grafton | Grand Forks | Jamestown | Minot | Rugby | Valley City | Wahpeton | Williston
Counties

Adams - Barnes - Benson - Billings - Bottineau - Bowman - Burke - Burleigh - Cass - Cavalier - Dickey - Divide - Dunn - Eddy - Emmons - Foster - Golden Valley - Grand Forks - Grant - Griggs - Hettinger - Kidder - La Moure - Logan - McHenry - McIntosh - McKenzie - McLean - Mercer - Morton - Mountrail - Nelson - Oliver - Pembina - Pierce - Ramsey - Ransom - Renville - Richland - Rolette - Sargent - Sheridan - Sioux - Slope - Stark - Steele - Stutsman - Towner - Traill - Walsh - Ward - Wells - Williams Braddock is a city located in Emmons County, North Dakota. ... Hague is a city located in Emmons County, North Dakota. ... Hazelton is a city located in Emmons County, North Dakota. ... Linton is a city located in Emmons County, North Dakota. ... Strasburg is a city located in Emmons County, North Dakota. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Bismarck Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi  (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Dakota. ... The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by the Red River of the North. ... The Missouri Escarpment is a ridge in North Dakota approximately 100 miles to the west of the Red River Valley. ... The Chinle Badlands at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. ... Beulah is a city located in Mercer County, North Dakota. ... Hazen is a city located in Mercer County, North Dakota. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded Incorporated Burleigh County Mayor John Warford Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 71. ... Mandan is a city located in Morton County, North Dakota. ... Devils Lake is a city located in Ramsey County, North Dakota. ... Dickinson is a city located in Stark County, North Dakota. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1871 County Cass County Mayor Bruce Furness Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 98. ... West Fargo is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Grafton is a city located in Walsh County, North Dakota. ... Motto: A Place of Excellence Nickname: The Sunflake City Map Political Statistics Founded 15 June 1870 Incorporated February 22, 1881 Grand Forks County Mayor Michael Brown Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 49. ... Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Nickname: Magic City Map Location in Ward County, North Dakota Political Statistics Founded 1886 Incorporated June 28, 1887 County Ward County Mayor Curt Zimbelman Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 37. ... Rugby is a city located in Pierce County, North Dakota of which it is the County seat. ... Valley City is a city located in Barnes County, North Dakota. ... Wahpeton is a city located in Richland County, North Dakota. ... Williston is a city in Williams County, North Dakota. ... List of North Dakota counties: Adams County Barnes County Benson County Billings County Bottineau County Bowman County Burke County Burleigh County Cass County Cavalier County Dickey County Divide County Dunn County Eddy County Emmons County Foster County Golden Valley County Grand Forks County Grant County Griggs County Hettinger County Kidder... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... Barnes County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Benson County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Pokai is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Bottineau County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Bowman County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Burke County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Burleigh County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Cavalier County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Dickey County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Divide County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Dunn County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Eddy County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Foster County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Golden Valley County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Grand Forks County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Griggs County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Hettinger County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Kidder County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... LaMoure County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Logan County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... McHenry County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... McIntosh County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... McKenzie County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... McLean County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Morton County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Mountrail County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Nelson County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Oliver County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Pembina County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Pierce County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Ramsey County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Ransom County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Renville County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Richland County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Rolette County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Sargent County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Sheridan County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Sioux County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Slope County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Stark County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Steele County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Stutsman County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Towner County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Traill County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Walsh County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Ward County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Wells County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Williams County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ...


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