Parshall, North Dakota

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Parshall, North Dakota
—  City  —
Paul Broste Rock Museum in Parshall
Location of Parshall, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°57′17″N 102°8′4″W / 47.95472°N 102.13444°W / 47.95472; -102.13444Coordinates: 47°57′17″N 102°8′4″W / 47.95472°N 102.13444°W / 47.95472; -102.13444
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
CountyMountrail
Area
 • Total0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,932 ft (589 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total903
 • Density1,803.4/sq mi (696.3/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code58770
Area code(s)701
FIPS code38-60940[2]
GNIS feature ID1030639[3]
Websitehttp://www.parshallnd.com/
 
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Parshall, North Dakota
—  City  —
Paul Broste Rock Museum in Parshall
Location of Parshall, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°57′17″N 102°8′4″W / 47.95472°N 102.13444°W / 47.95472; -102.13444Coordinates: 47°57′17″N 102°8′4″W / 47.95472°N 102.13444°W / 47.95472; -102.13444
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
CountyMountrail
Area
 • Total0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,932 ft (589 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total903
 • Density1,803.4/sq mi (696.3/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code58770
Area code(s)701
FIPS code38-60940[2]
GNIS feature ID1030639[3]
Websitehttp://www.parshallnd.com/

Parshall (Hidatsa: dibiarugareesh)[4] is a city lying within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation. It is located on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in Mountrail County, North Dakota, in the United States. Its population was 903 at the 2010 census.[1] Parshall was founded in 1914, and is the home of the Paul Broste Rock Museum.

On February 15, 1936, Parshall recorded a temperature of -60 °F (-51 °C), setting a state record low temperature which still stands today.[5]

Randy Hedberg, a former NFL quarterback, was born and raised in Parshall.

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Geography

Parshall is located at 47°57′17″N 102°8′4″W / 47.95472°N 102.13444°W / 47.95472; -102.13444 (47.954806, -102.134513)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
CensusPop.
1920376
193047025.0%
194057021.3%
195093564.0%
19601,21630.1%
19701,2462.5%
19801,059−15.0%
1990943−11.0%
20009814.0%
2010903−8.0%
Est. 20119576.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2011 estimate

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 981 people, 339 households, and 240 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,803.4 people per square mile (701.4/km²). There were 392 housing units at an average density of 720.6 per square mile (280.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 41.79% White, 0.31% African American, 54.54% Native American, 1.22% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.26% of the population.

There were 339 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 25.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,500, and the median income for a family was $27,222. Males had a median income of $23,558 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,459. About 21.6% of families and 27.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.6% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education

There are two schools in Parshall, the public elementary school and the public high school.[7]

Oil Development

Parshall High School

Parshall, North Dakota, is perhaps best known nationally as the town within, and providing the name for, the Parshall oil field, a very productive area of oil development by the Texas-based oil driller EOG Resources. This oil field was discovered in 2006, and produces from a layer of hydrocarbon-bearing shale approximately 10,000 feet (3,000 m) down known as the Bakken Formation. The recent discovery includes some of the most productive on-shore oil wells in the United States, with initial production frequently exceeding 1,000 barrels (160 m3) of oil a day per well. Producing wells are located north, south and west of the town. Mike Johnson, a petroleum geologist in Denver, Colorado, is recognized as responsible for the discovery (Johnson, M.S., 2011, Discovery of Parshall Field, North Dakota, in, The Bakken – Three Forks Petroleum System in the Williston Basin, edited by John W. Robinson, Julie A. LeFever, Stephanie B. Gaswirth, Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (www.rmag.org). Mr. Johnson has been recognized for this achievement by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG).

Aspects of the oil boom near Parshall were presented in the series Boomtown on Discovery Communications cable channel Planet Green.

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