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Pierce County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Pierce 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 Rugby
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,082 sq mi (2,802 km²)
1,018 sq mi (2,637 km²)
64 sq mi (166 km²), 5.95%
 - (2000)
 - Density

5/sq mi (2/km²)

Pierce County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 4,675. Its county seat is Rugby6.

The geographical center of North America is in Pierce County, about 6 miles (10 km) west of Balta. Rugby has a monument for the center at the intersection of US 2 and ND 3.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,803 km² (1,082 sq mi). 2,636 km² (1,018 sq mi) of it is land and 167 km² (64 sq mi) of it (5.95%) is water.


  • Alexander
  • Antelope Lake
  • Balta
  • Elling
  • Elverum
  • Hagel
  • Jefferson
  • Meyer
  • Ness
  • Reno Valley
  • Rush Lake
  • Torgerson
  • Truman
  • Tuscarora
  • White

Adjacent counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,675 people, 1,964 households, and 1,276 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 2,269 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.50% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,964 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.00% were non-families. 32.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 24.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,524, and the median income for a family was $34,412. Males had a median income of $25,037 versus $16,946 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,055. About 9.30% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 17.00% of those age 65 or over.



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

Coordinates: 48°15′N 99°59′W / 48.25, -99.98

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