Dazey, North Dakota

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Dazey is a city in Barnes County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 91 at the 2000 census. Dazey was founded in 1883 after a local farmer, Charles Dazey, donated land to start a townsite.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.


Dazey was founded in 1883 and named for Charles Turner Dazey, who moved there from Illinois to run a bonanza farm in the early 1880s. Mr. Dazey donated the land to start the townsite. Mr. Dazy later moved back to Illinois where he became a successful playwright.[3] It was incorporated as a village in 1904, and reached a peak population of 293 in 1920.[4] It became a city in 1967, after the North Dakota Legislature enacted legislation that eliminated all existing incorporation titles for towns and villages in the state.[5]


As of the 2000 census, there were 91 people, 39 households, and 23 families residing in the city. The population density was 238.5 people per square mile (92.5/km2). There were 47 housing units at an average density of 123.2/sq mi (47.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.[6]

There were 39 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.83.[6]

In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 2.2% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.1 males.[7]

The median income for a household in the city was $22,813, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $21,875 versus $40,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,056. There were 12.5% of families and 12.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 14.3% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.[6]

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