Linton, North Dakota

Linton, North Dakota

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Linton, North Dakota
settlement_type = City
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subdivision_type = Country
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subdivision_name1 = North Dakota
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Emmons

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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1321
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Linton is a city in and the county seat of Emmons County, North Dakota, United States.GR|6 The population was 1,321 at the 2000 census.


Linton is located at coor dms|46|16|6|N|100|13|56|W|city (46.268360, -100.232110).GR|1

Another method of locating Linton is by tracing the intersection of [,+ND US Highway 83 and ND Highway 13.]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.


In August 1898, land located in Section 7 of Township 132 North, Range 76 West, of the Fifth Principal Meridian, was surveyed and platted into lots, streets and alleys. The site was named Linton, and the plat was filed with the register of deeds on December 30, 1898. Linton was incorporated as a village on April 26, 1906; and incorporated as a city on April 6, 1914.

The creation of Linton was the result of a political dispute between residents in the northern half of Emmons County and those in the southern half. In 1885, two years after the county was officially organized, the county seat was in the town of Williamsport, which was located in the northern half of the county. The people in the southern half were upset because the county seat was so far away and most of the county leaders were from the north. Moreover, the northern part was more settled (i.e. had a higher population) than the southern part, so this created problems when it came time to vote because the higher population numbers gave "Northerners" greater influence on issues. Eventually, it was decided to take a vote to see if residents favored dividing the county in two. If successful, the northern half would continue to be named Emmons—with Williamsport remaining the county seat—while the southern half would be named Winona with the town of Winona serving as the new county seat of government.

When the votes were tallied, residents had decided against splitting the county. However this did not end the dispute, and the effort to move the seat of government from Williamsport to Winona continued. Three votes were taken during the 1880s and 1890s. The first two failed completely. The third resulted in a decision to move the county seat to the center of the county and create a new town which would eventually become the city of Linton. People in the North still wanted to keep the seat at Williamsport, however, so they obtained a court injunction to prevent the move. Southerners became so incensed by this action that they went to Williamsport in February 1899 to take possession of the county deeds and transfer them to the new county seat. Although the men were armed, they met no resistance and took the deeds. No charges were brought against the men and the county seat of Emmons has remained in Linton ever since.


1920= 1011
1930= 1192
1940= 1602
1950= 1675
1960= 1826
1970= 1695
1980= 1561
1990= 1410
2000= 1321
estimate= 1097
estyear= 2006

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,321 people, 613 households, and 386 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,791.4 people per square mile (689.2/km²). There were 701 housing units at an average density of 950.6/sq mi (365.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.17% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.38% Asian, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 613 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 31.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,750, and the median income for a family was $33,203. Males had a median income of $26,339 versus $14,355 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,661. About 10.8% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 29.6% of those age 65 or over.

ites of interest

*Linton Country Club - a nine-hole golf course located one mile (1.6 km) west of Linton. It measures convert|6032|yd from the back tees.
*Linton Theater - a newly constructed 32-seat movieplex theater. It offers state of the art 5.1 surround sound and a digital high definition projector.


External links

* [ City of Linton official website]

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