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Bottineau County, North Dakota

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Bottineau County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 7,149. The majority of the male population in the county consists of farmers and small business. Bottineau is well known for its winter park, snowmobiling & ice fishing. The largest city 80 miles from Bottineau, is Minot, North Dakota. The geographical center of North Dakota is Rugby. The capital city of North Dakota is Bismarck. Its county seat is Bottineau6.

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The Territorial legislature identified Bottineau as one of the original counties or the territory in 1872 but it wasn't organized until July 17, 1884 at a meeting in Bottineau. It is named for Pierre Bottineau (c.1814-1895), a French-Indian native, pioneer, hunter, and trapper who became a successful land speculator.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,397 km² (1,698 mi²). 4,322 km² (1,669 mi²) of it is land and 76 km² (29 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.72% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,149 people, 2,962 households, and 1,954 families residing in the county. The population density is 2/km² (4/mi²). There are 4,409 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.22% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 1.45% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.49% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,962 households out of which 27.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% are married couples living together, 4.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% are non-families. 31.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.90.

In the county the population is spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 101.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $29,853, and the median income for a family is $37,701. Males have a median income of $26,728 versus $18,948 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,227. 10.70% of the population and 7.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.70% of those under the age of 18 and 11.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns


Regions of North Dakota Flag of North Dakota
Red River Valley | Missouri Escarpment | Badlands
Largest cities
Beulah-Hazen | Bismarck-Mandan | Devils Lake | Dickinson | Fargo-West Fargo | Grafton | Grand Forks | Jamestown | Minot | Rugby | Valley City | Wahpeton | Williston
Counties

Adams - Barnes - Benson - Billings - Bottineau - Bowman - Burke - Burleigh - Cass - Cavalier - Dickey - Divide - Dunn - Eddy - Emmons - Foster - Golden Valley - Grand Forks - Grant - Griggs - Hettinger - Kidder - La Moure - Logan - McHenry - McIntosh - McKenzie - McLean - Mercer - Morton - Mountrail - Nelson - Oliver - Pembina - Pierce - Ramsey - Ransom - Renville - Richland - Rolette - Sargent - Sheridan - Sioux - Slope - Stark - Steele - Stutsman - Towner - Traill - Walsh - Ward - Wells - Williams

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