Drayton, North Dakota

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Drayton is a city in Pembina County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 913 at the 2000 census. Drayton was founded in 1878.



Drayton is located at 48°33′40″N 97°10′46″W / 48.56111°N 97.17944°W / 48.56111; -97.17944 (48.561091, -97.179414).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


The main employer in the area is American Crystal Sugar, which operates a sugar refinery on the outskirts of town, employing approximately 250 people.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 913 people, 401 households, and 249 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,548.9 people per square mile (597.5/km²). There were 440 housing units at an average density of 746.5/sq mi (287.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.81% White, 0.22% Native American, 0.66% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.08% of the population.

There were 401 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,344, and the median income for a family was $46,484. Males had a median income of $35,543 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,211. About 8.5% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

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