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Mountrail County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Mountrail 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 Stanley
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,941 sq mi (5,027 km²)
1,824 sq mi (4,724 km²)
117 sq mi (303 km²), 6.04%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Mountrail County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 6,631. Its county seat is Stanley6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,027 km² (1,941 sq mi). 4,724 km² (1,824 sq mi) of it is land and 303 km² (117 sq mi) of it (6.04%) is water.


  • Alger
  • Austin
  • Banner
  • Bicker
  • Big Bend
  • Brookbank
  • Burke
  • Clearwater
  • Cottonwood
  • Crane Creek
  • Crowfoot
  • Debing
  • Egan
  • Fertile
  • Howie
  • Idaho
  • James Hill
  • Kickapoo
  • Knife River
  • Liberty
  • Lostwood
  • Lowland
  • Manitou
  • McAlmond
  • McGahan
  • Model
  • Mountrail
  • Myrtle
  • Oakland
  • Osborn
  • Osloe
  • Palermo
  • Parshall
  • Plaza
  • Powers
  • Powers Lake
  • Purcell
  • Rat Lake
  • Redmond
  • Ross
  • Shell
  • Sidonia
  • Sikes
  • Sorkness
  • Spring Coulee
  • Stave
  • Van Hook
  • Wayzetta
  • White Earth

Adjacent counties[]

Major highways[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,631 people, 2,560 households, and 1,753 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (4/sq mi). There were 3,438 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 65.99% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 29.98% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 3.42% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,560 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.10% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,098, and the median income for a family was $31,864. Males had a median income of $24,750 versus $20,844 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,422. About 14.00% of families and 19.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.40% of those under age 18 and 18.30% of those age 65 or over.



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

Unincorporated communities[]

  • Tagus - true "ghost town", consists of one square mile directly next to the Mountrail-Ward County border.

Coordinates: 48°12′N 102°22′W / 48.20, -102.37

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