Adams County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Adams County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Hettinger
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

989 sq mi (2,561 km²)
988 sq mi (2,559 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.09%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,593. Its name is in honor of the sixth President of the United States, John Quincy Adams. Its county seat is Hettinger6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,561 km² (989 sq mi). 2,559 km² (988 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.09%) is water.


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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,593 people, 1,121 households, and 725 families residing in the county. The population density was 1.0/km² (2.6/sq mi). There were 1,416 housing units at an average density of 0.6/km² (1.4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.50% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. 0.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,121 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,079, and the median income for a family was $34,306. Males had a median income of $23,073 versus $18,714 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,425. About 8.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

Population by decade[]



Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size.

Coordinates: 46°05′N 102°32′W / 46.09, -102.53

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