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Crosby, North Dakota

Crosby, North Dakota
City
Business district in Crosby
Business district in Crosby
Motto: "Come Home To Crosby"
Location of Crosby, North Dakota
Location of Crosby, North Dakota
Coordinates:
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Divide
Government
 • Mayor Bert Anderson
Area[1]
 • Total 1.37 sq mi (3.55 km2)
 • Land 1.37 sq mi (3.55 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,962 ft (598 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,070
 • Estimate (2014)[3] 1,383
 • Density 781.0/sq mi (301.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58730
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-16940
GNIS feature ID 1028544[4]
Highways ND 5
Website crosbynd.com

Crosby is a city and county seat of Divide County, North Dakota, United States.[5] The population was 1,070 at the 2010 census.[6]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Notable people 4
  • Climate 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Crosby was founded in 1904 at the end of a Great Northern Railway branch line that began in Berthold. The name comes from S.A. Crosby, a businessman from Portal involved in establishing the city.[7]

Geography

Crosby is located at (48.912488, −103.294707).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.37 square miles (3.55 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,070 people, 513 households, and 281 families residing in the city. The population density was 781.0 inhabitants per square mile (301.5/km2). There were 613 housing units at an average density of 447.4 per square mile (172.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.3% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 513 households of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.2% were non-families. 40.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.64.

The median age in the city was 50.4 years. 17.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 28.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,089 people, 489 households, and 290 families residing in the city. The population density was 807.6 people per square mile (311.5/km²). There were 637 housing units at an average density of 472.4 per square mile (182.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.26% White, 0.28% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 489 households out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.5% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 18.7% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 33.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,382, and the median income for a family was $39,643. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $15,882 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,922. About 8.5% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

Climate

Crosby experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with cold, dry winters and hot, wetter summers.

Climate data for Crosby, North Dakota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 51
(11)
66
(19)
81
(27)
92
(33)
103
(39)
105
(41)
111
(44)
107
(42)
103
(39)
91
(33)
71
(22)
61
(16)
111
(44)
Average high °F (°C) 17.8
(−7.9)
25.7
(−3.5)
38.2
(3.4)
56.1
(13.4)
69.7
(20.9)
77.9
(25.5)
83.0
(28.3)
82.3
(27.9)
69.9
(21.1)
56.2
(13.4)
34.9
(1.6)
22.2
(−5.4)
52.83
(11.56)
Daily mean °F (°C) 8.1
(−13.3)
16.2
(−8.8)
28.1
(−2.2)
43.3
(6.3)
56.1
(13.4)
64.6
(18.1)
69.2
(20.7)
67.8
(19.9)
56.5
(13.6)
44.2
(6.8)
25.8
(−3.4)
12.9
(−10.6)
41.07
(5.04)
Average low °F (°C) −1.7
(−18.7)
6.6
(−14.1)
18.0
(−7.8)
30.5
(−0.8)
42.4
(5.8)
51.3
(10.7)
55.3
(12.9)
53.2
(11.8)
43.1
(6.2)
32.1
(0.1)
16.7
(−8.5)
3.5
(−15.8)
29.25
(−1.52)
Record low °F (°C) −45
(−43)
−47
(−44)
−34
(−37)
−13
(−25)
11
(−12)
24
(−4)
33
(1)
25
(−4)
9
(−13)
−7
(−22)
−25
(−32)
−40
(−40)
−47
(−44)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.48
(12.2)
0.33
(8.4)
0.59
(15)
1.02
(25.9)
2.01
(51.1)
2.69
(68.3)
2.75
(69.9)
1.54
(39.1)
1.62
(41.1)
0.93
(23.6)
0.53
(13.5)
0.45
(11.4)
14.94
(379.5)
Source #1: NOAA (normals, 1971–2000)[11]
Source #2: The Weather Channel (Records)[12]

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ a b "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder.  
  7. ^ Wick, Douglas A. "Crosby (Divide County)". North Dakota Place Names. Retrieved May 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^  
  11. ^ "Climatography of the United States NO.81" (PDF).  
  12. ^ "Monthly Averages for Crosby, ND".  

External links

  • City of Crosby
  • newspaper websiteThe Journal
  • "Not Far From Forsaken" Article by Richard Rubin, The New York Times magazine, April 9, 2006.
  • Crosby diamond jubilee, 1904-1979 :pioneers in '04 now thriving more, 75 years of progress, Crosby, North Dakota, July 17-18, 1979 from the Digital Horizons website


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