Pick City, North Dakota

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Pick City is a town in Mercer County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 166 at the 2000 census. Pick City was founded in 1946 and named after Lewis A. Pick, director of the Missouri River office of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.[3] It overlooks the Garrison Dam.


Pick City is located at 47°30′43″N 101°27′24″W / 47.51194°N 101.45667°W / 47.51194; -101.45667 (47.511901, -101.456533)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 166 people, 72 households, and 51 families residing in the city. The population density was 951.5 people per square mile (377.0/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 670.6/sq mi (265.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.35% White, 3.61% Native American, and 9.04% from two or more races.

There were 72 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,563, and the median income for a family was $37,750. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,077. About 8.8% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.1% of those sixty five or over.


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