Fortuna, North Dakota

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Fortuna is a city in Divide County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 31 at the 2000 census. Fortuna was founded in 1913. It is near the Canadian border and is the northernmost city on U.S. Route 85 before it crosses into Canada at Port of Oungre, Saskatchewan.



Fortuna is located at 48°54′40″N 103°46′27″W / 48.911016°N 103.774263°W / 48.911016; -103.774263.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km2), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.6 km2) of it is land and 0.99% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 31 people, 17 households, and 8 families residing in the city. The population density was 31.0 people per square mile (12.0/km2). There were 39 housing units at an average density of 39.0/sq mi (15.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.23% of the population.

There were 17 households out of which 17.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.3% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52.9% were non-families. 52.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.82 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 29.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 121.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 150.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $13,542, and the median income for a family was $20,625. Males had a median income of $32,917 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,502. There were 45.5% of families and 54.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 100.0% of under eighteens and 25.0% of those over 64.

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