is a city in Bottineau County
, North Dakota
in the United States
. The population was 47 at the 2000 census. Antler was founded in 1905.
Antler is located at (48.971318, -101.281940).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 47 people, 24 households, and 13 families residing in the city. The population density
was 264.5 people per square mile (100.8/km²). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 247.6/sq mi (94.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White
There were 24 households out of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, and 45.8% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.69.
In the city the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 2.1% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $16,250, and the median income for a family was $58,000. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,516. There were no families and 10.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.
Antler's last school closed in 1981. Fearing the end of their town, Rick Jorgensen and Harley "Bud" Kissner thought of ways to bring in newcomers with a lot of school-age children. Rick thought of the idea to give away land and Bud volunteered some of his farm to modern homesteaders. The deal was to stay for 5 years and enroll the children in the Antler elementary school. Rick drew up a newspaper ad while a wire service spread the story. The story made national network news aired twice on NBC evening edition with the first story stating the reason was to increase the population and the second story about its role in reopening of the town's schools by the land giveaway. Rick received letters from all over including international letters from Germany and Australia. In the end, 6 families received plots of 5 or . Antler elementary reopened in 1981.
(O'Neill, Thomas. "Lakes, Peaks, and Prairies: Discovering the US-Canadian Border." National Geographic Society, 1984.)
Antler is the home of the world's largest historical quilt.