Oriska, North Dakota

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Oriska is a city in Barnes County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 128 at the 2000 census. Oriska was founded in 1881.


Oriska is located at 46°55′53″N 97°47′21″W / 46.93139°N 97.78917°W / 46.93139; -97.78917 (46.931346, -97.789105)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 128 people, 47 households, and 31 families residing in the city. The population density was 463.4 people per square mile (176.5/km²). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 206.3/sq mi (78.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.44% White, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.34% of the population.

There were 47 households out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 128.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $26,667. Males had a median income of $18,333 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,818. There were 8.3% of families and 14.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 19.4% of under eighteens and 22.2% of those over 64.


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