Twin Valley, Minnesota

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Twin Valley, Minnesota

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High Points

Twin Valley strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Twin Valley Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Twin Valley Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Twin Valley, Minnesota

Comparing Twin Valley to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Racial Diversity 4 5
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
Median Family Income 3 1
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 6
Working at Home 5 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Housing Recently Built 3 2

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Twin Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles NE of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 213 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Norman
Standard Zip Codes 56584
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.26
Longitude -96.258

Twin Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ADA
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 14 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 33 to 55 F
Annual Precip 23.9 inches
Station MAHNOMEN 1 W
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 13 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 54 F
Annual Precip 23.5 inches
Station FOSSTON 1 E
Distance 33.1 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 13 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 54 F
Annual Precip 24.8 inches
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Twin Valley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 865 100%
Male 403 46.6%
Female 462 53.4%
Under 18 176 20.3%
18+ 689 79.7%
65+ 314 36.3%
Median Age 47.8
Average Family Size 2.93
White 819 94.7%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 2.5%
Other 5 0.6%
Mixed Race 17 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 20 2.3%

Estimated Twin Valley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 822
Growth -43
Growth % -5%

Twin Valley Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Norwegian 65.5%
German 22.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
US/American 1.6%
French Canadian 1.1%
Swedish 1%
Finnish 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Irish 0.5%
Polish 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Twin Valley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Faith (56584)
Fossum (56584)
Syre (56584)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Twin Valley 865 $35,357
Ada 1,657 $43,162
Felton 216 $40,833
Gary 215 $47,250
Mahnomen 1,202 $37,500
Ogema 143 $35,208
Ulen 532 $42,188
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Twin Valley High Schools (2004)

408 W. MAIN AVE.
Serves 187 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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