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Dickinson, North Dakota

Dickinson, North Dakota
City
Stark County Courthouse in Dickinson
Stark County Courthouse in Dickinson
Nickname(s): Queen City[1]
Location of Dickinson, North Dakota
Location of Dickinson, North Dakota
Coordinates:
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Stark
Government
 • Type City Commission
 • President Dennis Johnson (R)
 • City Administrator Shawn Kessel (R)
Area[2]
 • Total 10.03 sq mi (25.98 km2)
 • Land 9.96 sq mi (25.80 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation 2,411 ft (735 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 17,787
 • Estimate (2014)[4] 22,322
 • Density 1,785.8/sq mi (689.5/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 58601-58602
Area code(s) 701 Exchange: 225
FIPS code 38-19620
GNIS feature ID 1028683[5]
Highways I-94, I-94 Bus., ND 22
Website www.dickinsongov.com

Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Stark County.[6] The population was 17,787 at the 2010 census.[7] The U.S. Census Bureau estimated 2014 population is 22,322.[4]

Since the North Dakota oil boom the city has become one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. The city according to the 2014 census is estimated to have a population of 22,322, however, other sources have estimates of the population at 26,771 or possibly exceeding 30,000.[8] The rapid growth of the city has led to an increase in crime and homelessness within the city limits. Also the city has seen an increase in diversity, with increases in the Latino, Asian and African American populations.

Dickinson is the principal city of the Dickinson Micropolitan Statistical Area, a micropolitan area that covers Billings and Stark counties and had a combined population of 24,982 at the 2010 census.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Climate 2.1
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Education 4
    • K-12 4.1
    • Higher education 4.2
  • Transportation 5
  • Media 6
    • Print 6.1
    • Television 6.2
    • Radio 6.3
  • Sites of interest 7
  • Sports 8
  • Notable people 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

History

Dickinson was founded in 1881.[9] Dickinson was named for its founder, W. S. Dickinson, a native of Malone, New York.[10]

Geography

Dickinson is located at (46.883575, −102.788811).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.03 square miles (25.98 km2), of which, 9.96 square miles (25.80 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.[2] Dickinson's municipal water supplies come from the nearby Patterson Reservoir to the southwest.

Climate

Dickinson has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dwb), near the borderline with a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk). The monthly daily average temperature ranges from 16.3 °F (−8.7 °C) in January to 69.2 °F (20.7 °C) in July; on average, temperatures reach 100 °F (38 °C) on 2.2 days, 90 °F (32 °C) on 22 days, and 0 °F (−18 °C) on 32 days annually. The average window for freezing temperatures is September 22 thru May 16 and for measurable (≥0.1 inches or 0.25 centimetres) snow, October 26 thru April 19. Due to the relative aridity, there are only 2.8 days where 24-hour snowfall exceeds 3 inches (7.6 cm). With a period of record dating only to 1938 (for lows) and 1948 (for highs), extreme temperatures range from −35 °F (−37 °C) as recently as January 29, 1966 to 109 °F (43 °C) on July 7, 1981.

Climate data for Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 26.4
(−3.1)
30.8
(−0.7)
41.1
(5.1)
55.4
(13)
66.1
(18.9)
75.4
(24.1)
83.6
(28.7)
83.2
(28.4)
71.2
(21.8)
56.5
(13.6)
40.0
(4.4)
28.1
(−2.2)
54.82
(12.67)
Average low °F (°C) 6.2
(−14.3)
10.1
(−12.2)
18.8
(−7.3)
29.2
(−1.6)
40.1
(4.5)
49.1
(9.5)
54.9
(12.7)
53.6
(12)
43.1
(6.2)
31.2
(−0.4)
18.9
(−7.3)
7.7
(−13.5)
30.24
(−0.97)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.29
(7.4)
0.33
(8.4)
0.69
(17.5)
1.47
(37.3)
2.32
(58.9)
3.20
(81.3)
2.44
(62)
1.53
(38.9)
1.47
(37.3)
1.23
(31.2)
0.54
(13.7)
0.24
(6.1)
15.73
(399.5)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 5.3
(13.5)
5.2
(13.2)
5.6
(14.2)
5.4
(13.7)
0.5
(1.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.5
(1.3)
1.6
(4.1)
5.5
(14)
4.1
(10.4)
33.8
(85.9)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 5.2 4.3 6.4 7.8 10.9 12.2 9.5 6.8 6.6 6.2 5.7 4.9 86.5
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 5.2 4.8 4.7 2.7 .3 0 0 0 .2 1.0 4.9 5.1 28.8
Source: NOAA[12]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 17,787 people, 7,521 households, and 4,308 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,785.8 inhabitants per square mile (689.5/km2). There were 7,865 housing units at an average density of 789.7 per square mile (304.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.2% White, 1.0% African American, 1.2% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population. It is estimated Dickinson has currently grown to close to 30,000 people, due to the boom of the Bakken Oil Shale[8]

There were 7,521 households of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.7% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 35.6 years. 21% of residents were under the age of 18; 14.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 16,010 people, 6,517 households, and 4,020 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,690.7 inhabitants per square mile (652.7/km2). There were 7,033 housing units at an average density of 742.7 per square mile (286.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.16% White, 0.27% African American, 1.20% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are German (54.1%), Norwegian (14.2%), Czech (7.5%), Russian (7.2%), Irish (5.5%), English (3.7%).

There were 6,517 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 13.8% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,542, and the median income for a family was $41,566. Males had a median income of $30,613 versus $19,951 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,975. About 7.1% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education

K-12

The Dickinson Public Schools system includes six elementary schools, a junior high school, Dickinson High School and an alternative high school. There are also several parochial schools in Dickinson. Trinity East and Trinity West serve as the parochial elementary schools and Dickinson Trinity has both a junior high school and a high school. Hope Christian Academy is also located in Dickinson. HCA is part of the Evangelical Bible Church. The current principal is Shane Bradley.

Higher education

  • Dickinson State University, A public University that offers 51 bachelor's degrees, 4 associate degrees, and 2 certificate programs.[15]

Transportation

Dickinson is served by Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport. United Express provides commercial airline service to Denver. Delta Connection provides service to Minneapolis.

FedEx Express of Memphis, Tennessee has daily cargo flight service between Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport (DIK) and Grand Forks International Airport (GFK). The flights operate Monday through Saturday using Cessna 208B Caravans with Cargomaster cargo pods.

Jefferson Lines offers regional bus service throughout the Midwest and stops at the Paragon Lanes Bowling Alley in Dickinson almost daily throughout the week.

Media

Print

Television

Digital

Radio

FM band

AM band

Sites of interest

Sports

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "City of Dickinson, North Dakota". Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  4. ^ a b c "Population Estimates".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder.  
  8. ^ a b http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/2013/03/19/oil-boomtowns/2.html
  9. ^ Wick, Douglas A. "Dickinson (Stark County)". North Dakota Place Names. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  10. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 106. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  12. ^ "NOWData – NOAA Online Weather Data".  
  13. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  15. ^ http://www.dickinsonstate.edu/divisions/academic_affairs/degrees_programs/index.aspx

External links

  • City of Dickinson – official website
  • Dickinson Convention and Visitor's Bureau
  • Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Dickinson Museum Center
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park website
  • The Dickinson Press
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