Foster County, North Dakota


Foster County, North Dakota

Infobox U.S. County
county = Foster County
state = North Dakota


map size = 225
founded = 1883
seat = Carrington
largest city = Carrington
area_total_sq_mi =647
area_land_sq_mi =635
area_water_sq_mi =12
area percentage = 1.78%
census yr = 2000
pop = 3759
density_km2 =2
web = |

Foster County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 3,759. Its county seat is Carrington.GR|6

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,675 km² (647 sq mi). 1,645 km² (635 sq mi) of it is land and 30 km² (12 sq mi) of it (1.78%) is water.

Townships

Major highways

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Adjacent counties

*Eddy County (north)
*Griggs County (east)
*Stutsman County (south)
*Wells County (west)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,759 people, 1,540 households, and 1,031 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (6/sq mi). There were 1,793 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.02% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.05% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. 0.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 43.1% were of German, 31.0% Norwegian and 5.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,540 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 30.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 21.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,019, and the median income for a family was $40,469. Males had a median income of $31,442 versus $19,750 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,928. About 7.60% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.90% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.

Places

Cities

*Carrington
*Glenfield
*Grace City
*McHenry"Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size."

Unincorporated communities

*Barlow small community between Carrington and New Rockford
*Bordulac small community southeast of Carrington
*Juanita small community Northwest of Glenfield
*Melville very small community southeast of Carrington

References

External links

*Wikitravel has a
* [http://mylocalgov.com/FosterCountyND/index.asp Foster County official website]


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