Powers Lake, North Dakota

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Powers Lake is a city in Burke County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 309 at the 2000 census. Powers Lake was founded in 1909.



Powers Lake is located at 48°33′43″N 102°38′46″W / 48.56194°N 102.64611°W / 48.56194; -102.64611 (48.562009, -102.646159)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (19.51%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 309 people, 148 households, and 84 families residing in the city. The population density was 312.1 people per square mile (120.5/km²). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 184.8/sq mi (71.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.73% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 148 households out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.6% were non-families. 41.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 34.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,143, and the median income for a family was $36,389. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,894. About 3.2% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 20.2% of those sixty five or over.

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