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Ellendale, North Dakota

Ellendale, North Dakota
City
Downtown Ellendale
Downtown Ellendale
Location of Ellendale, North Dakota
Location of Ellendale, North Dakota
Coordinates:
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Dickey
Area[1]
 • Total 1.52 sq mi (3.94 km2)
 • Land 1.52 sq mi (3.94 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,453 ft (443 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,394
 • Estimate (2014)[3] 1,348
 • Density 917.1/sq mi (354.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58436
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-23220
GNIS feature ID 1028850[4]
Highways US 281, ND 11
Website http://www.ellendalend.com

Ellendale is a city in Dickey County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Dickey County.[5] The population was 1,394 at the 2010 census.[6] Ellendale was founded in 1882. Ellendale is the home of Trinity Bible College, located on the former campus of the North Dakota State Normal and Industrial School and the Ellendale Opera House currently under renovation. The city Is mentioned In Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig.

Contents

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

History

Ellendale was established as county seat of the newly formed Dickey County in 1882. That same year saw the arrival of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad into the area.[7]

Ellendale is named for the wife of S. S. Merrill.[8]

Geography

Ellendale is located at (46.002987, -98.523112).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.52 square miles (3.94 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,394 people, 562 households, and 313 families residing in the city. The population density was 917.1 inhabitants per square mile (354.1/km2). There were 698 housing units at an average density of 459.2 per square mile (177.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.5% White, 1.2% African American, 1.7% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 562 households of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.3% were non-families. 40.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 37.3 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 17.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.6% were from 25 to 44; 21.8% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,559 people, 603 households, and 355 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,083.6 people per square mile (418.0/km²). There were 750 housing units at an average density of 521.3 per square mile (201.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.56% White, 0.13% African American, 0.96% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 603 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 20.1% from 18 to 24, 18.6% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,850, and the median income for a family was $32,292. Males had a median income of $22,452 versus $14,861 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,668. About 17.4% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ellendale has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. Ellendale has an average annual snowfall of 35.3 inches (89.6 cm).[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. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 835. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 117. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^  
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Ellendale, North Dakota

External links

  • City of Ellendale official website
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