Maxbass, North Dakota

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Maxbass is a city in Bottineau County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 91 at the 2000 census. Maxbass was founded in 1905.



The city was named after Mr. Max Bass who figured prominately in the Great Northern Railway's immigration and land settlement activities for many years before and after 1900. Bass was born in Austria in 1853 and served as land commissioner Dakota Territory from 1885 to 1901. In March 1891, he was appointed General Immigration Agent for the Great Northern Railway with headquarters in Chicago and remained with the railroad until his death in 1909.[3][4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 91 people, 45 households, and 25 families residing in the city. The population density was 554.2 people per square mile (219.6/km²). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 426.3/sq mi (168.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.70% White and 3.30% Native American.

There were 45 households out of which 17.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 42.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,129. There were no families and 2.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 9.5% of those over 64.


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