- LaMoure County, North Dakota
Infobox U.S. County
county = LaMoure County
state = North Dakota
map size = 225
seat = LaMoure
largest city = LaMoure
area percentage = 0.32%
census yr = 2000
pop = 4701
web= lamoco.drtel.net |
LaMoure County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 4,701. Its county seatis LaMoure.GR|6
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,151
square miles (2,981 km²), of which, 1,147 square miles (2,971 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (9 km²) of it (0.32%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,701 people, 1,942 households, and 1,308 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,271 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.23% White, 0.02% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latinoof any race. 50.7% were of German, 22.8% Norwegian and 5.5% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 1,942 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 4.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 30.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.60% 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 2.99.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 23.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,707, and the median income for a family was $36,495. Males had a median income of $26,351 versus $17,500 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $17,059. 14.70% of the population and 12.30% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.30% are under the age of 18 and 12.90% are 65 or older.
U.S. Navy ships
United States Navycommissioned two tank landing ships named for the county. The first, USS "La Moure County" (LST-883), was commissioned 23 January 1945, and served until 7 December 1959. The second, USS "La Moure County" (LST-1194), was commissioned December 1 1971and served until 17 November 2000.
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