|Billings County, North Dakota|
Location in the state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
1,153 sq mi (2,986 km²)
1,151 sq mi (2,981 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.17%
80/sq mi (031/km²)
The Territorial legislature authorized Billings County in 1879, naming it for railroad executive Frederick H. Billings. It was organized seven years later, on May 4, 1886, at a meeting in Medora. The county's area was later reduced by erecting new counties: Golden Valley County in 1912 and Slope County in 1915.
- McKenzie County (north)
- Dunn County (northeast)
- Stark County (east)
- Slope County (south)
- Golden Valley County (west)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 888 people, 366 households, and 255 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.31/km² (0.79/sq mi). There were 529 housing units at an average density of 0.18/km² (0.45/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.76% White, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 0.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 366 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 112.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.4 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,667, and the median income for a family was $35,750. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,186. About 10.7% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.
Population by decadeEdit
Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size.
- The Bully Pulpit Golf Course is located three miles south of Medora.
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