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Divide County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Divide 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 Crosby
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

12,942 sq mi (33,520 km²)
1,260 sq mi (3,263 km²)
35 sq mi (91 km²), 2.68%
 - (2000)
 - Density

18/sq mi (07/km²)

Divide County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,283. Its county seat is Crosby6.

Divide County was formed from Williams County in 1910. The name Divide results from two factors, that division from Williams County and the fact that Divide County lies on the continental divide between the watersheds which flow into the Gulf of Mexico and those which flow into Hudson Bay. Divide's name may also derive from the fact that it lies on the boundary between the United States and Canada.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,352 km² (1,294 sq mi). 3,262 km² (1,260 sq mi) of it is land and 90 km² (35 sq mi) of it (2.68%) is water.


  • Alexandria
  • Ambrose
  • Blooming Prairie
  • Blooming Valley
  • Border
  • Burg
  • Clinton
  • Coalfield
  • Daneville
  • De Witt
  • Elkhorn
  • Fertile Valley
  • Fillmore
  • Frazier
  • Frederick
  • Garnet
  • Gooseneck
  • Hawkeye
  • Hayland
  • Lincoln Valley
  • Long Creek
  • Mentor
  • Palmer
  • Plumer
  • Sioux Trail
  • Smoky Butte
  • Stoneview
  • Troy
  • Twin Butte
  • Upland
  • Westby
  • Writing Rock

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Two petroglyphs are displayed at Writing Rock State Historical Site in Writing Rock Township.


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,283 people, 1,005 households, and 649 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.7/km² (1.8/sq mi). There were 1,469 housing units at an average density of 0.4/km² (1.2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.99% White, 0.13% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,005 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 29.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,089, and the median income for a family was $39,292. Males had a median income of $28,333 versus $16,371 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,225. About 9.5% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over.

The Top 4 Largest Ancestries are Norwegian (64.7%), German (24.0%), Swedish (8.8%), and Irish (5.9%).

Population by decade[]



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

Coordinates: 48°49′N 103°29′W / 48.81, -103.49

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