McClusky City North Dakota
McClusky is a city located in Sheridan County in North Dakota. The City was founded by 1905 and is also the geographic center of North Dakota. At the 2000 census, the population in McClusky was 415. In the city, the population was spread out with 16.9% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 17.8% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 36.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.
The City’s main founders were German and Norwegian settlers who came in 1905. In 1976, the completion of the McClusky Canal located just west of the town greatly improved irrigation by bringing in water from Lake Audobon to near the source of Sheyenne River. McClusky tourism revolves around pheasant hunters and cyclists. One major festival in the town is the Midsummer Fest which is annually held during the 2nd weekend of July. The local paper, McClusky Gazette is published every week and maintains its office on Mainstreet. The Red River Valley and Western Railroad ran to McClusky and further west until the 1970s. North Dakota Highway 200 which runs through downtown is popular with cross-country cyclists. There is also an airport for small planes, the McClusky Municipal Airport.
Considered to be the heart of North Dakota, the residents of McClusky are both friendly and family-oriented. Life in this city is very simple, you can have a quiet walk during the evenings without having to worry about your security. One can enjoy a truly nurturing and wholesome lifestyle that is suitable for raising children.