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America's Loneliest Counties

Stories and Stats from The Least Populated Most Remote Rural Counties in the US


See the full list Updated April 2014

Adams County, North Dakota
Seat: Hettinger

The population of Adams County, North Dakota increased by 17 in 2013 bringing the total to 2360 people living in 1382 homes and apartments spread across 988 square miles. The new estimate moves Adams County to number 124 in our list of least populated counties in the US.


People who live in Adams County have an annual income of $26655 which is $2045 less than the statewide average for North Dakota. The average per capita income nationwide is $28051. Adams County ranks number 42 for highest income in sparsely populated counties.


Homes are cheap here with the median value of a home being $89000 compared to $181400 nationwide. 71.7% of housing units in Adams County are occupied by their owners.


The US Census Bureau reports 1.5% of the county's residents are foreign immigrants who have settled in one of the most remote places in America.

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