- Kidder County, North Dakota
Infobox U.S. County
county = Kidder County
state = North Dakota
map size = 225
founded = 1872
seat = Steele
largest city = Steele
area percentage = 5.75%
census yr = 2000
pop = 2753
web = |
Kidder County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,753. Its county seatis Steele.GR|6
The county was created by the 1872-1873 territorial legislature and was named for Jefferson Parrish Kidder ( 1816-1882 ), an 1858 settler in what became southeastern Dakota and who served as a delegate to Congress from Dakota from 1875 to 1879, and as an associate justice of the territorial supreme court during 1865-1875 and 1879-1883. The county was organized on March 22, 1881 and Steele became the county seat in 1881.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,433
square miles (3,712 km²), of which, 1,351 square miles (3,499 km²) of it is land and 82 square miles (213 km²) of it (5.75%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,753 people, 1,158 households, and 787 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,610 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.49% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.07% Asian, and 0.15% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 64.2% were of German and 15.4% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 1,158 households out of which 27.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 4.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 29.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 5.00% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 24.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 103.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $25,389, and the median income for a family was $30,469. Males had a median income of $23,056 versus $17,250 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $14,270. About 17.60% of families and 19.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 23.30% of those age 65 or over.
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