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Time Zone: Steele County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Finley is the Seat for Steele County.

Steele County was founded in 1883.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Steele had a population of 1,747 people. This is a decrease of 22.63% since the last Census (which gave a population of 2,258 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Steele represented 0.35% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 47th most populous county (out of 53 counties).

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
20101,975-12.53%+13.05% since 2009
20091,747-22.63%-3.21% since 2008
20081,805-20.06%-2.01% since 2007
20002,258The Last Census

More information can be found on the Steele County Census Page for Steele County.


Below are some of the communities located in Steele County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Steele County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Finley   38951524.47% decrease  
Hope   24830318.15% decrease  
Sharon   8410922.94% decrease  
Luverne   344422.73% decrease  

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

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