Billings County, North Dakota


Billings County, North Dakota

Infobox U.S. County
county = Billings County
state = North Dakota


map size = 225
founded = 1886
seat = Medora
largest city = Medora
area_total_sq_mi =1153
area_land_sq_mi =1151
area_water_sq_mi =2
area percentage = 0.17%
census yr = 2000
pop = 888
density_km2 = 0.30
web = |

Billings County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 888. Its county seat is Medora.GR|6

The Territorial legislature authorized Billings County in 1879, naming it for railroad executive Frederick H. Billings. It was organized seven years later, on May 4, 1886, at a meeting in Medora. The county's area was later reduced by erecting new counties: Golden Valley County in 1912 and Slope County in 1915.

Billings County is part of the Dickinson Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,153 square miles (2,987 km²), of which, 1,151 square miles (2,982 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.17%) is water. The South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park lies in the central part of the county, just north of Medora.

Major highways

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Adjacent counties

*McKenzie County (north)
*Dunn County (northeast)
*Stark County (east)
*Slope County (south)
*Golden Valley County (west)

National protected areas

* Little Missouri National Grassland (part)
* Theodore Roosevelt National Park (part)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 888 people, 366 households, and 255 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.79 people per square mile (0.31/km²). There were 529 housing units at an average density of 0.45 per square mile (0.18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.76% White, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 0.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.2% were of German, 17.5% Ukrainian, 8.2% Norwegian and 5.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 366 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 112.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.4 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,667, and the median income for a family was $35,750. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,186. About 10.7% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

Population by decade

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Places

City

*Medora"Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size."

Unincorporated community

*Fairfield

Other

* The Bully Pulpit Golf Course is located three miles south of Medora.

References


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