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Divide County, North Dakota

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Divide County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,283. Its county seat is Crosby6.

Divide county was formed in 1910 by being split out from Williams County. The name Divide results from two factors, that division from Williams County and the fact that Divide County lies on the continental divide between the watersheds which flow into the Gulf of Mexico and those which flow into Hudson Bay.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,352 km² (1,294 mi²). 3,262 km² (1,260 mi²) of it is land and 90 km² (35 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.68% water.

Places of interest

Two petroglyphs are displayed at Writing Rock State Park in Writing Rock Township.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,283 people, 1,005 households, and 649 families residing in the county. The population density is 0.7/km² (1.8/mi²). There are 1,469 housing units at an average density of 0.4/km² (1.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 98.99% White, 0.13% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,005 households out of which 22.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% are married couples living together, 4.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% are non-families. 33.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.18 and the average family size is 2.79.

In the county the population is spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 29.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 49 years. For every 100 females there are 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $30,089, and the median income for a family is $39,292. Males have a median income of $28,333 versus $16,371 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,225. 14.6% of the population and 9.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.5% of those under the age of 18 and 14.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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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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