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Eddy County, North Dakota

Eddy County is a county located in the U.S. State of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,757. Its county seat is New Rockford6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,669 km² (644 mi²). 1,632 km² (630 mi²) of it is land and 37 km² (14 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.19% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 2,757 people, 1,164 households, and 743 families residing in the county. The population density is 2/km² (4/mi²). There are 1,418 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.37% White, 0.07% African American, 2.36% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,164 households out of which 27.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% are married couples living together, 5.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.10% are non-families. 34.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 20.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 22.50% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 24.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $28,642, and the median income for a family is $37,625. Males have a median income of $24,063 versus $20,344 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,941. 9.70% of the population and 6.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.50% are under the age of 18 and 11.00% are 65 or older.

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