Horace, North Dakota
Near the grain elevator within Horace
Near the grain elevator within Horace
Location of Horace, North Dakota
Location of Horace, North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°45′35″N 96°54′15″W / 46.75972°N 96.90417°W / 46.75972; -96.90417Coordinates: 46°45′35″N 96°54′15″W / 46.75972°N 96.90417°W / 46.75972; -96.90417
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
CountyCass
Founded1882
Government
 • MayorKory Peterson
Area
 • Total11.55 sq mi (29.91 km2)
 • Land11.54 sq mi (29.90 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
915 ft (279 m)
Population
 • Total3,085
 • Estimate 
(2021)[3]
3,358
 • Density255.00/sq mi (98.46/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58047
Area code(s)701
FIPS code38-38900
GNIS feature ID1029530[4]
Websitecityofhorace.com

Horace is a city in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population was 3,085.[2]

The city is a suburb of the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. It is the sixteenth-largest city in North Dakota. Horace was founded in 1882 at a time of widespread European-American settlement in the territory.

History

A post office has been in operation at Horace since 1875.[5] The city is named after Horace Greeley of Chappaqua, New York, editor of the New York Tribune.[6] Greeley encouraged western settlement with the motto "Go West, young man".[7]

The city is bordered on the west by the Sheyenne River, a tributary of the Red River. To reduce damage from seasonal flooding, which sometimes was severe, the state and federal government collaborated on the Sheyenne Diversion Project, constructing a canal and associated support in 1990–1992 to move Sheyenne flood waters to the west and south of Horace, and north past the western side of West Fargo. This has proved its worth, protecting the Sheyenne cities from damage that resulted from the large 1997 Red River flood, which destroyed areas of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks to the north.[8]

Geography

Horace is located at 46°45′35″N 96°54′15″W / 46.75972°N 96.90417°W / 46.75972; -96.90417 (46.759795, -96.904122).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.77 square miles (27.89 km2), all land.[10]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950190
1960178−6.3%
197027655.1%
198049479.0%
199066234.0%
200091538.2%
20102,430165.6%
20203,08527.0%
2021 (est.)3,358[3]8.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2020 Census[2]

2010 census

As of the census[12] of 2010, there were 2,430 people, 810 households, and 682 families living in the city. The population density was 225.6 inhabitants per square mile (87.1/km2). There were 826 housing units at an average density of 76.7 per square mile (29.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.5% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 810 households, of which 50.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 15.8% were non-families. 12.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 1.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.27.

The median age in the city was 35.6 years. 33.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.6% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 4.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 915 people, 300 households, and 248 families living in the city. The population density was 408.7 people per square mile (157.7/km2). There were 311 housing units at an average density of 138.9 per square mile (53.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.47% White, 0.11% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 300 households, out of which 55.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 11.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 35.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 37.5% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,510, and the median income for a family was $47,639. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $20,924 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,761. About 3.2% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Explore Census Data". Explore Census Data. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2021". United States Census Bureau. June 2, 2022. Retrieved June 7, 2022.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Cass County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  6. ^ Hoheisel, Tim; Nielsen, Andrew R. (2007). Cass County. Arcadia Publishing. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-7385-4145-7.
  7. ^ Josiah Busnell Grinnell (1891). Men and Events of Forty Years. Boston: D. Lothrop. p. 87. Retrieved February 13, 2009.
  8. ^ "Sheyenne Diversion" Archived November 2, 2016, at the Wayback Machine, City of West Fargo Government website, 2016
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  11. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  12. ^ "United States Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 14, 2012.