Barnes County

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Barnes County, North Dakota

230 4th St NW Rm 202
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone: (701) 845-8500
Fax: (701) 845-8548
www.co.barnes.nd.us

In southeastern ND, west of Fargo; organized as Burbank County by the 1872-1873 territorial legislature (prior to statehood) from Cass County; renamed Jan 14, 1875. Name Origin: For Alanson H. Barnes (1818-90), judge of the federal district court (1872-81). Originally for John A. Burbank (1827-1905), governor of Dakota Territory (1869-73)

Area (sq mi):: 1513.23 (land 1491.65; water 21.58) Population per square mile: 7.40
Population 2005: 11,075 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.90%; 1990-2000 -6.10% Population 2000: 11,775 (White 97.50%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 40.60
Income 2000: per capita $16,566; median household $31,166; Population below poverty level: 10.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,763-$27,976
Unemployment (2004): 3.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 15.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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