Amidon, North Dakota

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Amidon is a city in Slope County, North Dakota in the United States. It is the county seat of Slope County[3]. The population was 26 at the 2000 census. Amidon was founded in 1911. Though unofficial, the town is widely believed to be the second-least populated county seat in the United States, after Mentone, Texas (population 15), which is the county seat of Loving County.

Located on US 85 about 50 km north of Bowman, North Dakota, it is the closest city to White Butte.



Amidon is located at 46°28′59″N 103°19′20″W / 46.48306°N 103.32222°W / 46.48306; -103.32222 (46.483042, -103.322251)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 26 people, 14 households, and 9 families residing in the city. The population density was 41.2 people per square mile (15.9/km²). There were 17 housing units at an average density of 26.9/sq mi (10.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 14 households out of which 14.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.6% 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 2.33.

In the city the population was spread out with 15.4% under the age of 18, 19.2% from 25 to 44, 38.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,188, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,765. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

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