Ulen, Minnesota

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Ulen, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Ulen Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Ulen Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Ulen, Minnesota

Comparing Ulen 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 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
Median Family Income 6 3
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 7 5
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Housing Recently Built 5 5
Affordability of Rents 5 5

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Ulen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles NE of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 204 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Clay
Metro Area Fargo - Moorhead
Standard Zip Codes 56585
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.078
Longitude -96.258

Ulen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HAWLEY 3 NE
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 15 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 21.5 inches
Station MAHNOMEN 1 W
Distance 20.9 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 42.2 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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Ulen Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 532 100%
Male 250 47%
Female 282 53%
Under 18 124 23.3%
18+ 408 76.7%
65+ 181 34%
Median Age 45.6
Average Family Size 2.88
White 528 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.8%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Ulen Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 561
Growth 29
Growth % 5.5%

Ulen 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 77.5%
German 13%
Irish 1.7%
US/American 1.7%
English 1.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.9%
Danish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ulen 532 $42,188
Felton 216 $40,833
Hawley 1,882 $47,188
Hitterdal 201 $35,625
Lake Park 782 $41,250
Ogema 143 $35,208
Twin Valley 865 $35,357
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Ulen High Schools (2004)

BOX 389
Serves 130 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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