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McKenzie County, North Dakota

McKenzie County is a county located in the U.S. State of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 5,737. Its county seat is Watford City6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 7,410 km² (2,861 mi²). 7,102 km² (2,742 mi²) of it is land and 308 km² (119 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.16% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 5,737 people, 2,151 households, and 1,548 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km² (2/mi²). There are 2,719 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 77.36% White, 0.07% African American, 21.18% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,151 households out of which 34.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% are married couples living together, 9.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% are non-families. 25.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.17.

In the county the population is spread out with 30.60% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 100.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $29,342, and the median income for a family is $34,091. Males have a median income of $26,351 versus $20,147 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,732. 17.20% of the population and 13.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.10% are under the age of 18 and 12.70% are 65 or older.

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