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Adams County, North Dakota


Adams County, North Dakota

Adams County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Adams County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded April 17, 1907[1]
Seat Hettinger
Largest city Hettinger
 • Total 989 sq mi (2,561 km2)
 • Land 988 sq mi (2,559 km2)
 • Water 1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.09%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 2,360
 • Density 3/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,343.[2] The county was named after John Quincy Adams (1848 – 1919), a railroad official for the Milwaukee Road Railroad and distant relative of U.S. President John Quincy Adams (1767 – 1848).[3][4] The county seat is Hettinger.[5]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 989 square miles (2,560 km2), of which 988 square miles (2,560 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.09%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties

Major highways


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,593 people, 1,121 households, and 725 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.6 people per square mile (1.0/km²). There were 1,416 housing units at an average density of 1.4 per square mile (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.50% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. 0.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 40.6% were of German, 27.9% Norwegian and 5.6% English ancestry.

There were 1,121 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,079, and the median income for a family was $34,306. Males had a median income of $23,073 versus $18,714 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,425. About 8.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

Population by decade



  1. 1,204 - Hettinger
  2. 160 - Reeder
  3. 26 - Bucyrus
  4. 23 - Haynes

2012 estimate population[8]

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


Detailed map of Adams County.

Unorganized Territories

Defunct townships

Unincorporated Communities

See also


  1. ^  
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ Wick, Douglas A. North Dakota Place Names. Hedemarken Collectibles. p. 217.  
  4. ^ County History, State of North Dakota
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in North Dakota".  
  9. ^ Holden Unorganized Territory consists of the boundaries of the former Holden Township.[1]
  10. ^ Whetstone Township disorganized and became part of West Adams Unorganized Territory January 1, 2006 [2].

External links

  • Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

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