Balta, North Dakota

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Balta is a city in Pierce County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 73 at the 2000 census. Balta was founded in 1912, and is known for its duck hunting.

Geography

Balta is located at 48°10′2″N 100°2′12″W / 48.16722°N 100.03667°W / 48.16722; -100.03667 (48.167154, -100.036770)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (12.00%) is water.

According to the U.S Geological Survey (which warns that "there is no generally accepted definition of a geographic center"), the center of the continent of North America is 6 miles west of Balta, at a latitude of 48°10' and a longitude of 100°10'.[4] As Balta is so small, nearby Rugby calls itself the center of the continent.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 73 people, 38 households, and 21 families residing in the city. The population density was 327.1 people per square mile (128.1/km²). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 219.6/sq mi (86.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.63% White, and 1.37% Asian.

There were 38 households out of which 15.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.7% were non-families. 39.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.57.

In the city the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 1.4% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 32.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 121.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,813, and the median income for a family was $24,688. Males had a median income of $14,375 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,645. There were 8.7% of families and 7.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 14.3% of those over 64.

References

Balta | Rugby | Wolford

Alexander | Antelope Lake | Balta | Elling | Elverum | Hagel | Jefferson | Meyer | Ness | Reno Valley | Rush Lake | Torgerson | Truman | Tuscarora | White

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