Ward County

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Ward County, North Dakota

PO Box 5005
Minot, ND 58702
Phone: (701) 857-6600
Fax: (701) 857-6623
www.co.ward.nd.us

In north-central ND; organized Apr 14, 1885 (prior to statehood) from Renville County. Name Origin: For either J.P. Ward or Mark Ward (1844-1902), or both, members of the Dakota Territory legislature in 1885 when the county was formed

Area (sq mi):: 2056.25 (land 2012.88; water 43.36) Population per square mile: 27.70
Population 2005: 55,767 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.20%; 1990-2000 1.50% Population 2000: 58,795 (White 91.50%; Black or African American 2.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.80%; Other 4.60%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 32.40
Income 2000: per capita $16,926; median household $33,670; Population below poverty level: 10.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,041-$30,100
Unemployment (2004): 3.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 14.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Minot County seat (35,149)

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    Ward County, Texas

    County Courthouse 400 S Allen St Suite 101
    Monahans, TX 79756
    Phone: (432) 943-3294
    Fax: (432) 943-6054
    www.co.ward.tx.us

    In west-central TX, southwest of Odessa; organized 1891 from Tom Green County (other sources say organized Feb 26, 1887; first federal census: 1890). Name Origin: For Thomas William "Peg Leg" Ward (1807-72), soldier in the TX war of independence, mayor of Austin (1840; 1857; 1865), and U.S. consul to Panama (1840; 1853; 1865)

    Area (sq mi):: 835.74 (land 835.49; water 0.25) Population per square mile: 12.30
    Population 2005: 10,237 State rank: 165 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.20%; 1990-2000 -16.80% Population 2000: 10,909 (White 52.20%; Black or African American 4.60%; Hispanic or Latino 42.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 15.30%). Foreign born: 6.60%. Median age: 36.00
    Income 2000: per capita $14,393; median household $29,386; Population below poverty level: 17.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,774-$20,727
    Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 19.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Table 1 Travel to Williston and Population of Selected Counties Origin Travel 2013 Time Miles Population Yellowstone County, MT (Billings) 5.3 hr 326 154,200 Burleigh County, ND (Bismarck) 2.5 hr 218 88,500 Stark County, ND (Dickinson) 2.4 hr 168 29,200 Ward County, ND (Minot) 2.2 hr 125 67,900 Yellowstone County Profile Total Population, 2014 155,500 Percent Change in Population, 2010-2014 5.1% Median Age, 2013 38.3 Percent 65 or Older, 2013 14.4% Percent of Population with Bachelor's 28.7% Degree or Higher, 2013 Median Household Income, 2013 51,342 Percent of Population without Health 15.6% Insurance Coverage, 2013 Unemployment Rate, November 2014 3.1% Lived in a Different House in 2013 17.0% Sources: American Community Survey, U.S.