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Golden Valley County, North Dakota

Golden Valley County is a county located in the U.S. State of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 1,924. Its county seat is Beach6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,596 km² (1,002 mi²). 2,595 km² (1,002 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.04% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,924 people, 761 households, and 506 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km² (2/mi²). There are 973 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.77% White, 0.00% African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 761 households out of which 29.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% are married couples living together, 4.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% are non-families. 31.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the county the population is spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 22.20% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 21.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $29,967, and the median income for a family is $37,105. Males have a median income of $25,478 versus $18,000 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,173. 15.30% of the population and 10.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 21.40% are under the age of 18 and 7.70% are 65 or older.

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