Center, North Dakota

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Center is a city in Oliver County, North Dakota in the United States. It is the county seat[3] and only incorporated town in Oliver County.[4] The population was 678 at the 2000 census. Center was founded in 1903. The town is somewhat notable for the blizzard-related death of Hazel Miner, who would go on to be the subject of a song and memorials.



Center is located at 47°6′54″N 101°18′1″W / 47.115°N 101.30028°W / 47.115; -101.30028 (47.114928, -101.300361)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 678 people, 279 households, and 196 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,743.8 people per square mile (671.2/km²). There were 310 housing units at an average density of 797.3/sq mi (306.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.81% White, 0.44% African American, 3.39% Native American, and 2.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 279 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 33.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

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