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Encyclopedia > Mercer County, North Dakota
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Mercer County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 8,644. Its county seat is Stanton6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,881 km˛ (1,112 mi˛). 2,708 km˛ (1,045 mi˛) of it is land and 173 km˛ (67 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 6.02% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,644 people, 3,346 households, and 2,445 families residing in the county. The population density is 3/km˛ (8/mi˛). There are 4,402 housing units at an average density of 2/km˛ (4/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 96.04% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 2.00% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.38% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 0.37% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 3,346 households out of which 37.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.20% are married couples living together, 5.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% are non-families. 24.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.05.


In the county the population is spread out with 29.10% under the age of 18, 4.20% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $42,269, and the median income for a family is $51,983. Males have a median income of $47,969 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,256. 7.50% of the population and 5.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.20% of those under the age of 18 and 20.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Beulah
  • Golden Valley
  • Hazen
  • Pick City
  • Stanton
  • Zap
Regions of North Dakota
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


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Mercer County, North Dakota - definition of Mercer County, North Dakota in Encyclopedia (370 words)
Mercer County is a county located in the state of North Dakota.
In the county the population is spread out with 29.10% under the age of 18, 4.20% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $42,269, and the median income for a family is $51,983.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: North Dakota (3436 words)
In 1849 all that part of Dakota east of the Missouri and White Earth Rivers was made part of the Territory of Minnesota, and in 1854 all to the west of the said rivers was included in the Territory of Nebraska.
North Dakota is bounded on the north by Saskatchewan and Manitoba, on the south by South Dakota, on the east by Minnesota (the Red River dividing), and on the west by Montana.
The artesian basin is in North Dakota sandstone at the base of the upper cretacean, at a depth of from eight hundred feet in the south-east to fifteen hundred feet at Devil's Lake.
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