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Pierce County, North Dakota

Pierce County is a county located in the U.S. State of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 4,675. Its county seat is Rugby6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,803 km² (1,082 mi²). 2,636 km² (1,018 mi²) of it is land and 167 km² (64 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.95% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 4,675 people, 1,964 households, and 1,276 families residing in the county. The population density is 2/km² (5/mi²). There are 2,269 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 98.50% White, 0.11% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,964 households out of which 28.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% are married couples living together, 6.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.00% are non-families. 32.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.94.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 24.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,524, and the median income for a family is $34,412. Males have a median income of $25,037 versus $16,946 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,055. 12.50% of the population and 9.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.40% are under the age of 18 and 17.00% are 65 or older.

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