Wishek, North Dakota

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Wishek is a city in McIntosh County, North Dakota, in the United States. The population was 1,122 at the 2000 census. Wishek was founded in 1898.



Wishek is located at 46°15′27″N 99°33′25″W / 46.257606°N 99.557047°W / 46.257606; -99.557047.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km2), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.8 km2) of it is land and 0.68% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,122 people, 466 households, and 290 families residing in the city. The population density was 772.1 people per square mile (298.8/km2). There were 532 housing units at an average density of 366.1/sq mi (141.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.84% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

There were 466 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.2% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 18.4% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 38.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,208, and the median income for a family was $36,696. Males had a median income of $25,441 versus $17,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,111. About 4.4% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

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