Gackle, North Dakota

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Gackle is a city in Logan County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 335 at the 2000 census.



Gackle was founded in 1904. It was named for George Gackle, a farmer.[3]


Gackle is located at 46°37′38″N 99°8′36″W / 46.62722°N 99.14333°W / 46.62722; -99.14333 (46.627335, -99.143326)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) of it is land and 1.79% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 335 people, 163 households, and 93 families residing in the city. The population density was 617.3 people per square mile (239.5/km²). There were 212 housing units at an average density of 390.6/sq mi (151.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.40% White, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population. 76.6% were of German and 7.6% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 163 households out of which 14.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.83 and the average family size was 2.43.

In the city the population was spread out with 9.6% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 15.2% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 45.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 61 years. For every 100 females there were 74.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,875, and the median income for a family was $26,563. Males had a median income of $17,386 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,801. About 7.4% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 21.3% of those age 65 or over.

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