Slope County, North Dakota

Infobox U.S. County
county = Slope County
state = North Dakota

map size = 250
founded =
seat = Amidon | largest city = Marmarth
area_total_sq_mi =1219
area_land_sq_mi =1218
area_water_sq_mi =1
area percentage = 0.10%
census yr = 2000
pop = 767
density_km2 = 014
web =

Slope County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 767, making it the fourteenth least populous county in the United States. The county seat is Amidon,GR|6 the second least populous county seat in the country.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,219 square miles (3,158 km²), of which, 1,218 square miles (3,154 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.

White Butte, the highest point in North Dakota at an elevation of 3506 ft (1062 m), is in Slope County.

Adjacent counties

*Billings County (north)
*Stark County (northeast)
*Hettinger County (east)
*Adams County (southeast)
*Bowman County (south)
*Fallon County, Montana (west)
*Golden Valley County (northwest)


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 767 people, 313 households, and 222 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.63 people per square mile (0.14/km²). There were 451 housing units at an average density of 0.37 per square mile (0.24/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.74% White, 0.13% Native American, and 0.13% from two or more races. 0.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Slope County has the highest percentage white population of any U.S. county. 46.9% were of German, 15.2% Norwegian, 8.1% American, 7.4% English and 7.2% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 313 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.0 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,667, and the median income for a family was $26,058. Males had a median income of $20,000 versus $12,115 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,513. About 15.40% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 8.00% of those age 65 or over.





Defunct Townships

*Dovre [ [ U.S. Census Bureau: Boundary Changes] ]

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


External links

* [ Slope County Pictures]

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