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Mott, North Dakota

Mott, North Dakota
City
Location of Mott, North Dakota
Location of Mott, North Dakota
Coordinates:
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Hettinger
Government
 • Mayor Troy Mosbrucker
Area[1]
 • Total 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Land 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,382 ft (726 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 721
 • Estimate (2014)[3] 786
 • Density 801.1/sq mi (309.3/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 58646
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-54620
GNIS feature ID 1030299[4]
Website discovermott.com

Mott is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Hettinger County.[5] The population was 721 at the 2010 census.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Climate 2.1
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Education 4
  • Notable people 5
  • Notes 6
  • External links 7

History

Mott was founded in 1904 when territory was opened to settlers.[6] Some say the city was named for Lillian Mott, the secretary of the town promoter, while others believe the city was named for C. W. Mott, a railroad employee.[7] A post office has been in operation at Mott since 1904.[8]

Geography

Mott is located at (46.373506, -102.324916).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate

Climate data for Mott, North Dakota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 67
(19)
71
(22)
80
(27)
95
(35)
96
(36)
106
(41)
110
(43)
108
(42)
105
(41)
95
(35)
84
(29)
67
(19)
110
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 27
(−3)
32
(0)
42
(6)
57
(14)
67
(19)
77
(25)
85
(29)
85
(29)
73
(23)
59
(15)
42
(6)
29
(−2)
56.3
(13.4)
Average low °F (°C) 4
(−16)
8
(−13)
18
(−8)
28
(−2)
40
(4)
50
(10)
55
(13)
53
(12)
41
(5)
29
(−2)
18
(−8)
6
(−14)
29.2
(−1.6)
Record low °F (°C) −42
(−41)
−44
(−42)
−33
(−36)
−13
(−25)
4
(−16)
29
(−2)
36
(2)
31
(−1)
12
(−11)
−8
(−22)
−25
(−32)
−39
(−39)
−44
(−42)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.42
(10.7)
0.77
(19.6)
0.91
(23.1)
1.7
(43)
2.53
(64.3)
2.85
(72.4)
2.19
(55.6)
1.52
(38.6)
1.32
(33.5)
1.28
(32.5)
0.60
(15.2)
0.50
(12.7)
16.59
(421.2)
Source: The Weather Channel[10]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 721 people, 315 households, and 191 families residing in the city. The population density was 801.1 inhabitants per square mile (309.3/km2). There were 415 housing units at an average density of 461.1 per square mile (178.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.4% Native American, and 1.7% from two or more races.

There were 315 households of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 0.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.4% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the city was 52.9 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 34% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 808 people, 362 households, and 205 families residing in the city. The population density was 894.4 people per square mile (346.6/km²). There were 441 housing units at an average density of 488.1 per square mile (189.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.50% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.25% Pacific Islander, and 0.12% from two or more races.

There were 362 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 42.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 18.1% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 34.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,583, and the median income for a family was $33,929. Males had a median income of $24,327 versus $15,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,718. About 9.6% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Mott shares a unified school district with nearby Regent, North Dakota. The Mott/Regent School District's mascot is the Wildfire. Grades K-4 and 9-12 are located in Mott while grades 5-8 are located in Regent.[13] Prior to unification the Mott School District's mascot was the Cardinals.

The Mott/Regent Wildfire won the 2007 North Dakota High School Nine Man Football championship, defeating the Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter Imperials.[14]

Notable people

Notes

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ a b "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ North Dakota Magazine: The State's Resources--agricultural, Industrial, & Commercial. Agricultural Department. 1906. p. 31. 
  7. ^ """Our Name "Mott. City of Mott, ND. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Hettinger County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  10. ^ "Monthly Averages for Mott, ND". The Weather Channel. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^  
  13. ^ Mott/Regent School District - Home
  14. ^ In-Forum
  15. ^ North Dakota Legislative Branch-James Kerzman

External links

  • City of Mott official website
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