Stutsman County
Historic Stutsman County Courthouse
Map of North Dakota highlighting Stutsman County
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 46°59′N 98°58′W / 46.98°N 98.96°W / 46.98; -98.96
Country United States
State North Dakota
FoundedJanuary 4, 1873 (created)
June 10, 1873 (organized)
Named forEnos Stutsman
SeatJamestown
Largest cityJamestown
Area
 • Total2,298 sq mi (5,950 km2)
 • Land2,222 sq mi (5,750 km2)
 • Water76 sq mi (200 km2)  3.3%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total21,593
 • Estimate 
(2021)
21,576
 • Density9.4/sq mi (3.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitewww.stutsmancounty.gov

Stutsman County is a county in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2020 census, the population was 21,593.[1] Its county seat is Jamestown.[2]

The Jamestown, North Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Stutsman County.

History

The Dakota Territory legislature created the county on January 4, 1873, with area partitioned from Buffalo and Pembina counties. It was not organized at that time, nor was it attached to another county for administrative or judicial purposes. It was named for Enos Stutsman, an area lawyer and politician. On June 10 of the same year, the county organization was effected, with Jamestown as the county seat. Its boundaries have not changed since its creation.[3][4]

Outline map of Stutsman County, North Dakota, 1911
Outline map of Stutsman County, North Dakota, 1911

Geography

The James River flows south-southeasterly through the east central part of the county. The terrain consists of low rolling hills, dotted with lakes and ponds in its western portion. The area is largely devoted to agriculture.[5] The terrain slopes to the east and south; its highest point is a hill at the southwestern corner, at 1,965' (599m) ASL.[6] The county has a total area of 2,298 square miles (5,950 km2), of which 2,222 square miles (5,750 km2) is land and 76 square miles (200 km2) (3.3%) is water.[7] It is the second-largest county in North Dakota by land area and third-largest by total area.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Protected areas

Lakes

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18801,007
18905,266422.9%
19009,14373.6%
191018,18998.9%
192024,57535.1%
193026,1006.2%
194023,495−10.0%
195024,1582.8%
196025,1374.1%
197023,550−6.3%
198024,1542.6%
199022,241−7.9%
200021,908−1.5%
201021,100−3.7%
202021,5932.3%
2021 (est.)21,576−0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2020[1]

2000 census

As of the 2000 census, there were 21,908 people, 8,954 households, and 5,649 families in the county. The population density was 10 per square mile (4/km2). There were 9,817 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.53% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.3% were of German and 18.0% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 8,954 households, out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.90% were non-families. 32.70% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.

The county population contained 22.80% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,848, and the median income for a family was $42,853. Males had a median income of $28,529 versus $20,397 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,706. About 6.80% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 21,100 people, 8,931 households, and 5,255 families in the county.[12] The population density was 9.5 inhabitants per square mile (3.7/km2). There were 9,862 housing units at an average density of 4.4 per square mile (1.7/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 95.6% white, 1.4% American Indian, 0.7% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.7% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 56.5% were German, 27.6% were Norwegian, 7.2% were Irish, 6.0% were Russian, 5.2% were English, and 2.4% were American.[14]

Of the 8,931 households, 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.2% were non-families, and 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.79. The median age was 42.0 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $44,620 and the median income for a family was $60,171. Males had a median income of $40,365 versus $27,549 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,307. About 6.3% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Politics

Stutsman County voters have been reliably Republican for several decades. In no national election since 1964 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

United States presidential election results for Stutsman County, North Dakota[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 6,994 70.23% 2,676 26.87% 289 2.90%
2016 6,718 66.15% 2,498 24.60% 939 9.25%
2012 5,685 59.48% 3,585 37.51% 288 3.01%
2008 5,499 56.20% 4,056 41.46% 229 2.34%
2004 6,517 64.38% 3,438 33.97% 167 1.65%
2000 5,488 60.19% 3,067 33.64% 563 6.17%
1996 3,784 44.04% 3,589 41.77% 1,220 14.20%
1992 4,039 40.39% 3,313 33.13% 2,649 26.49%
1988 5,375 55.59% 4,214 43.58% 80 0.83%
1984 6,591 64.57% 3,495 34.24% 122 1.20%
1980 6,545 63.86% 2,573 25.10% 1,131 11.04%
1976 5,653 52.44% 4,883 45.30% 244 2.26%
1972 6,269 62.51% 3,589 35.79% 170 1.70%
1968 5,162 56.21% 3,532 38.46% 490 5.34%
1964 3,990 42.12% 5,463 57.66% 21 0.22%
1960 5,905 56.78% 4,481 43.09% 13 0.13%
1956 5,718 59.85% 3,825 40.04% 11 0.12%
1952 6,713 67.70% 3,156 31.83% 47 0.47%
1948 4,208 52.88% 3,415 42.92% 334 4.20%
1944 4,220 56.20% 3,243 43.19% 46 0.61%
1940 5,634 58.92% 3,897 40.76% 31 0.32%
1936 2,725 29.09% 5,564 59.39% 1,080 11.53%
1932 2,577 29.03% 6,182 69.63% 119 1.34%
1928 4,782 55.07% 3,873 44.60% 29 0.33%
1924 3,952 56.68% 463 6.64% 2,558 36.68%
1920 5,531 77.41% 1,394 19.51% 220 3.08%
1916 1,664 45.68% 1,846 50.67% 133 3.65%
1912 757 28.30% 1,100 41.12% 818 30.58%
1908 1,777 55.67% 1,344 42.11% 71 2.22%
1904 1,856 78.25% 453 19.10% 63 2.66%
1900 1,077 59.11% 711 39.02% 34 1.87%


See also

References

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Stutsman County, North Dakota". www.census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 25, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "County History". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Archived from the original on February 2, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Archived from the original on April 2, 2018. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d Stutsman County ND Google Maps (accessed 20 February 2019)
  6. ^ ""Find an Altitude/Stutsman County ND" Google Maps (accessed February 20, 2019)". Archived from the original on May 21, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 29, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "United States Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (April 20, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  12. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  14. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  15. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 13, 2018.

Coordinates: 46°59′N 98°58′W / 46.98°N 98.96°W / 46.98; -98.96