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Griggs County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Griggs 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 February 18, 1881
Seat Cooperstown
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,142 sq mi (2,958 km²)
1,131 sq mi (2,929 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 0.93%
 - (2000)
 - Density

5/sq mi (2/km²)

Griggs County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,754. Its county seat is Cooperstown6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,855 km² (716 sq mi). 1,835 km² (708 sq mi) of it is land and 20 km² (8 sq mi) of it (1.07%) is water.


  • Greenfield
  • Helena
  • Jessie
  • Kingsley
  • Lenora
  • Mabel
  • Pilot Mound
  • Romness
  • Rosendal
  • Sverdrup
  • Tyrol
  • Walum
  • Washburn
  • Willow

Adjacent counties[]

Major highways[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,754 people, 1,178 households, and 781 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (4/sq mi). There were 1,521 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.31% White, 0.22% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. 0.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,178 households out of which 26.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 4.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 31.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 21.10% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 25.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,572, and the median income for a family was $38,611. Males had a median income of $26,981 versus $19,327 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,131. About 7.80% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.



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

Coordinates: 47°28′N 98°14′W / 47.46, -98.23

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