Pillsbury, North Dakota

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Pillsbury is a city in Barnes County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 24 at the 2000 census. Pillsbury was founded in 1911.



Pillsbury is located at 47°12′22″N 97°47′40″W / 47.20611°N 97.79444°W / 47.20611; -97.79444 (47.206162, -97.794467)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 24 people, 11 households, and six families residing in the city. The population density was 96.1 people per square mile (37.1/km²). There were 11 housing units at an average density of 44.0/sq mi (17.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.50% White and 12.50% Native American.

There were 11 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, and 36.4% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 37.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 166.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 171.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,583, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $43,750 versus $12,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,137. There were no families and 11.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 100% of those over 64.

2008 city election

Pillsbury made international headlines in 2008 when no residents of the city showed up to vote in the city's primary election on June 10. While names were on the ballot for each available position, nobody was being challenged.[5] According to the Barnes County Auditor, those in office are allowed to appoint people, including themselves, to the open positions until the next election.[6]

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