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Grant County, North Dakota

Grant County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Grant 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 November 28, 1916[1]
Named for Ulysses S. Grant
Seat Carson
Largest city Elgin
 • Total 1,666 sq mi (4,315 km2)
 • Land 1,659 sq mi (4,297 km2)
 • Water 6.8 sq mi (18 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2014) 2,361
 • Density 1.4/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website .comgrantcountynd

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,394.[2] Its county seat is Carson.[3] Until November 28, 1916, Grant County was a part of Morton County.[1][4][5] The county was named in honor of General Ulysses S. Grant.


  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • Major highways 1.2
    • National protected areas 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
    • Incorporated communities 3.1
    • Unincorporated communities 3.2
  • Political Townships 4
    • Active Townships 4.1
    • Defunct Townships 4.2
  • Postal-designated places 5
  • Census-designated places 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • Further reading 9
  • External links 10


Heart Butte is a prominent geographic feature in Grant County, and the namesake for the nearby Heart Butte Dam.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,666 square miles (4,310 km2), of which 1,659 square miles (4,300 km2) is land and 6.8 square miles (18 km2) (0.4%) is water.[6] Lake Tschida, a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reservoir and recreation area on the Heart River, is the county's largest body of water.[7]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected areas


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,841 people, 1,195 households, and 800 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,722 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.90% White, 1.72% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 73.7% were of German, 7.9% Norwegian and 5.2% American ancestry.

There were 1,195 households out of which 25.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 3.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 31.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 4.30% from 18 to 24, 20.50% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 24.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 104.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,165, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $21,537 versus $17,949 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,616. About 14.70% of families and 20.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.70% of those under age 18 and 20.90% of those age 65 or over.


Incorporated communities

Unincorporated communities

Political Townships

Active Townships

Defunct Townships

Postal-designated places

Census-designated places

See also


  1. ^ a b Long, John H. (2006). "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Certification of the division of Morton County, ND 28 November 1916
  5. ^ "County History". North The State of North Dakota. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Heart Butte Reservoir". U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Geographic Change Notes for North Dakota" (TXT).  

Further reading

Kane, Joseph Nathan; Charles Curry Aiken (2004). The American Counties: Origins of County Names, Dates of Creation, and Population Data, 1950-2000 page 116. Scarecrow Press. p. 552.

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