- Billings County, North Dakota
Infobox U.S. County
county = Billings County
state = North Dakota
map size = 225
seat = Medora
largest city = Medora
area percentage = 0.17%
census yr = 2000
pop = 888
density_km2 = 0.30
web = |
Billings County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 888. Its county seatis Medora.GR|6
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.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,153
square miles (2,987 km²), of which, 1,151 square miles (2,982 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.17%) is water. The South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Parklies in the central part of the county, just north of Medora.
Little Missouri National Grassland(part)
Theodore Roosevelt National Park(part)
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 888 people, 366 households, and 255 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 0.79 people per square mile (0.31/km²). There were 529 housing units at an average density of 0.45 per square mile (0.18/km²). 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. 44.2% were of German, 17.5% Ukrainian, 8.2% Norwegian and 5.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
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 incomefor 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 decade
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*Medora"Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size."
Bully Pulpit Golf Courseis located three miles south of Medora.
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