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McHenry County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting McHenry 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 Towner
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,912 sq mi (4,952 km²)
1,874 sq mi (4,854 km²)
38 sq mi (98 km²), 1.97%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

McHenry County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 5,987. Its county seat is Towner6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,951 km² (1,912 sq mi). 4,854 km² (1,874 sq mi) of it is land and 97 km² (38 sq mi) of it (1.97%) is water.


  • Anamoose
  • Balfour
  • Bantry
  • Berwick
  • Bjornson
  • Brown
  • Cottonwood Lake
  • Deep River
  • Deering
  • Denbigh
  • Egg Creek
  • Falsen
  • Gilmore
  • Granville
  • Grilley
  • Hendrickson
  • Karlsruhe
  • Kottke Valley
  • Lake George
  • Lake Hester
  • Land
  • Layton
  • Lebanon
  • Little Deep
  • Meadow
  • Mouse River
  • Newport
  • Normal
  • North Prairie
  • Norwich
  • Odin
  • Olivia
  • Pratt
  • Riga
  • Rose Hill
  • Round Lake
  • Saline
  • Schiller
  • Spring Grove
  • Strege
  • Velva
  • Verendrye
  • Villard
  • Voltaire
  • Wagar
  • Willow Creek

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,987 people, 2,526 households, and 1,699 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (3/sq mi). There were 2,983 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.73% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,526 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,274, and the median income for a family was $35,676. Males had a median income of $25,740 versus $18,505 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,140. About 12.0% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.



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

Coordinates: 48°14′N 100°38′W / 48.23, -100.64

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