Dickey County

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Dickey County, North Dakota

PO Box 215
Ellendale, ND 58436
Phone: (701) 349-3249
Fax: (701) 349-4639

On the southern border of ND, southwest of Fargo; organized Mar 5, 1881 (prior to statehood) from La Moure County. Name Origin: For either Alfred M. Dickey (1846-1901), a homesteader in the county and lt. governor of ND (1889-90), or for George H. Dickey (1858-1923), an attorney and ND legislator

Area (sq mi):: 1141.66 (land 1131.00; water 10.66) Population per square mile: 4.90
Population 2005: 5,487 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.70%; 1990-2000 -5.70% Population 2000: 5,757 (White 97.00%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 40.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,846; median household $29,231; Population below poverty level: 14.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,110-$28,470
Unemployment (2004): 2.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 15.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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