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Lignite, North Dakota

Lignite, North Dakota
City
Location of Lignite, North Dakota
Location of Lignite, North Dakota
Coordinates:
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Burke
Area[1]
 • Total 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Land 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,982 ft (604 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 155
 • Estimate (2014)[3] 248
 • Density 1,107.1/sq mi (427.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58752
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-46540
GNIS feature ID 1029886[4]

Lignite is a city in Burke County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 155 at the 2010 census.[5] Lignite was founded in 1907 and was named for the quantities of lignite, a low-grade coal, present in the area.[6]

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • Economy 3
  • References 4

Geography

Lignite is located at (48.876908, -102.562603).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 155 people, 76 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,107.1 inhabitants per square mile (427.5/km2). There were 96 housing units at an average density of 685.7 per square mile (264.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 2.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.

There were 76 households of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.1% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.66.

The median age in the city was 49.4 years. 18.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.8% were from 25 to 44; 38% were from 45 to 64; and 18.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.3% male and 47.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 174 people, 85 households, and 57 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,244.4 people per square mile (479.9/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 793.8 per square mile (306.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 85 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.48.

In the city the population was spread out with 17.2% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 37.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,833, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $37,917 versus $11,607 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,346. About 5.6% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 19.0% of those sixty five or over.

Economy

Lignite is in the center of farming country. Historically there has been some oil activity in the area, but it is a bit north of the current "Bakken" boom. In 2010, a London-based resources company announced it had gotten the first potash drilling permit in three decades from the state of North Dakota. Sirius Minerals drilled an exploratory potash well near Lignite in November, 2010.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ a b "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder.  
  6. ^ Wick, Douglas A. "Lignite (Burke County)". North Dakota Place Names. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^  
  10. ^ "North Dakota: Commencement of drilling" (Press release). Sirius Minerals Plc. 9 November 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
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