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The 2000 Census showed that Golden Valley County had a population of 1,924 people. This represented 0.3% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 50th most populous county (out of 53 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Golden Valley had a population of 1,621 people. This is a decrease of 15.75% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,680-12.68%+3.64% since 2009
20091,621-15.75%-1.04% since 2008
20081,638-14.86%-0.85% since 2007
20071,652-14.14%-0.48% since 2006
20061,660-13.72%-2.3% since 2005
20051,699-11.69%-1.96% since 2004
20041,733-9.93%-3.56% since 2003
20031,797-6.6%-1.37% since 2002
20021,822-5.3%-2.15% since 2001
20011,862-3.22%-3.22% since 2000
20001,924The Last Census

Golden Valley County had 973 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Golden Valley County has a total area<3> of 1,002 square miles [2,596 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.37 square miles [0.97 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Golden Valley County had a population density of 1.92 people per square mile [0.74 people/km²], making it the state's 49th most densely populated county (out of 53 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Golden Valley County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Golden Valley and the state of North Dakota.

Click here for the Golden Valley County QuickFact (QF-38033).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Golden Valley County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Golden Valley County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Fallon (MT)QF-30025   SW2,7252,837-3.95%
Wibaux (MT)QF-30109   W8971,068-16.01%
BillingsQF-38007   E827888-6.87%
McKenzieQF-38053   N5,7995,7371.08%
SlopeQF-38087   SE649767-15.38%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Golden Valley. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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