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Fessenden, North Dakota

Fessenden is a city located in Wells County, North Dakota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 625. It is the county seat of Wells County6.

Geography Fessenden is located at 47°38'59" North, 99°37'34" West (47.649667, -99.626142)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 km² (0.4 mi²). 1.2 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 625 people, 279 households, and 171 families residing in the city. The population density is 536.3/km² (1,378.4/mi²). There are 306 housing units at an average density of 262.5/km² (674.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 99.20% White, 0.00% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.16% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 279 households out of which 24.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% are married couples living together, 6.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% are non-families. 36.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 20.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.22 and the average family size is 2.91.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,750, and the median income for a family is $38,304. Males have a median income of $26,111 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,303. 10.3% of the population and 8.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 10.9% are under the age of 18 and 17.4% are 65 or older.

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