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Morton County, North Dakota

Morton County, North Dakota
Morton County Courthouse in Mandan
Map of North Dakota highlighting Morton 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 March 23, 1878
Seat Mandan
Largest city Mandan
 • Total 1,945 sq mi (5,038 km2)
 • Land 1,926 sq mi (4,988 km2)
 • Water 19 sq mi (49 km2), 1.0%
Population (est.)
 • (2014) 29,822
 • Density 14/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.nd.morton.cowww

Morton County is a

  • Morton County official website

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "County History". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Wick, Douglas A. "Mandan (Morton County)". North Dakota Place Names. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Certification of the division of Morton County, ND 28 November 1916
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  12. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (April 20, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 


See also

Unincorporated communities

Census-designated place




The median income for a household in the county was $37,028, and the median income for a family was $44,592. Males had a median income of $30,698 versus $21,301 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,202. About 6.80% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.00% of those under age 18 and 14.30% of those age 65 or over.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.30 males.

There were 9,889 households out of which 34.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

As of the census of 2000, there were 25,303 people, 9,889 households, and 6,932 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 10,587 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.82% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 2.39% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 64.5% were of German and 10.6% Norwegian ancestry.


National protected area

Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,945 square miles (5,040 km2), of which 1,926 square miles (4,990 km2) is land and 19 square miles (49 km2) (1.0%) is water.[8]


On November 23, 1916, 1,666 square miles of southern and southwestern Morton County was detached to form Grant County.[6][7]

[5][4] The county was created by the 1872-1873 territorial legislature and named for



  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Major highways 2.1
    • Adjacent counties 2.2
    • National protected area 2.3
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Township 4.2
    • Census-designated place 4.3
    • Unincorporated communities 4.4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Morton County is included in the Bismarck, ND, Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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