Cooperstown, North Dakota

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Cooperstown is a city in Griggs County, North Dakota in the United States. It is the county seat of Griggs County[3]. The population was 1,053 at the 2000 census. Cooperstown was founded in 1882. It is the closest town to the Sibley Lake National Wildlife Refuge.



Cooperstown is located at 47°26′43″N 98°7′22″W / 47.44528°N 98.12278°W / 47.44528; -98.12278 (47.445175, -98.122878)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,053 people, 489 households, and 270 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,128.2 people per square mile (437.2/km²). There were 563 housing units at an average density of 603.2/sq mi (233.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.86% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 489 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% were non-families. 42.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 32.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,705, and the median income for a family was $41,307. Males had a median income of $26,688 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,334. About 5.5% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

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