Balfour, North Dakota

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Balfour, North Dakota
City
Balfour Community Hall and Post Office in Balfour
Balfour Community Hall and Post Office in Balfour
ND McHenry County Balfour.svg
Coordinates: 47°57′4″N 100°32′1″W / 47.95111°N 100.53361°W / 47.95111; -100.53361Coordinates: 47°57′4″N 100°32′1″W / 47.95111°N 100.53361°W / 47.95111; -100.53361
Country United States
State North Dakota
County McHenry
Area[1]
 • Total 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Land 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,614 ft (492 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 26
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 27
 • Density 53/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58712
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-04460
GNIS feature ID 1027800[4]

Balfour is a city in McHenry County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 26 at the 2010 census,[5] it is part of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Balfour was founded in 1899 when the Soo Railroad was extended to that point,[6] the city was named for Arthur Balfour, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.[7] A post office has been in operation at Balfour since 1899.[8]

Geography[edit]

Balfour is located at 47°57′4″N 100°32′1″W / 47.95111°N 100.53361°W / 47.95111; -100.53361 (47.951113, -100.533608).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2), all of it land.[1]

Balfour is located on U.S. Highway 52 southeast of Minot.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 399
1920 322 −19.3%
1930 197 −38.8%
1940 193 −2.0%
1950 162 −16.1%
1960 159 −1.9%
1970 93 −41.5%
1980 51 −45.2%
1990 33 −35.3%
2000 20 −39.4%
2010 26 30.0%
Est. 2016 27 [3] 3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2014 Estimate[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 26 people, 14 households, and 6 families residing in the city, the population density was 53.1 inhabitants per square mile (20.5/km2). There were 18 housing units at an average density of 36.7 per square mile (14.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White and 3.8% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.

There were 14 households of which 7.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 57.1% were non-families. 50.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.86 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 46 years. 15.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.7% were from 25 to 44; 42.2% were from 45 to 64; and 7.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 20 people, 14 households, and 6 families residing in the city, the population density was 41.2 people per square mile (15.8/km²). There were 21 housing units at an average density of 43.2 per square mile (16.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.00% of the population.

There were 14 households out of which none had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.7% were married couples living together, and 57.1% were non-families. 57.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.43 and the average family size was 2.00.

In the city, the population was spread out with 5.0% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 45.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years, for every 100 females there were 122.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 122.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $7,917, and the median income for a family was $20,625. Males had a median income of $0 versus $0 for females, the per capita income for the city was $5,408. There are 33.3% of families living below the poverty line and 69.2% of the population, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Hudson, John C. (1985). Plains Country Towns. University of Minnesota Press. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-8166-1347-2. 
  7. ^ Olstad, Geneva Roth (2000). Main Street, North Dakota in Vintage Postcards. Arcadia Publishing. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-7385-0726-2. 
  8. ^ "McHenry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 

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