Ransom County

Ransom County, North Dakota

PO Box 626
Lisbon, ND 58054
Phone: (701) 683-5823
Fax: (701) 683-5826

In southeastern ND, southwest of Fargo; organized Jan 4, 1873 (prior to statehood) from Pembina County. Name Origin: For Fort Ransom, built in 1867 and named for Gen. Thomas E.G. Ransom (1834-64), a Union officer from IL

Area (sq mi):: 864.13 (land 862.75; water 1.38) Population per square mile: 6.70
Population 2005: 5,810 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.40%; 1990-2000 -0.50% Population 2000: 5,890 (White 97.60%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 40.70
Income 2000: per capita $18,219; median household $37,672; Population below poverty level: 8.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,693-$27,485
Unemployment (2004): 2.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 15.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Walock started his career in 1990 as a reporter at the Ransom County Gazette in Lisbon, N.D., and later was a district sales manager for The Forum of Fargo, N.D.
However, unit liaison communications with local community members and law enforcement personnel in Lisbon were made quicker and easier since the Ransom County sheriff is a Soldier with the 191st.