Bottineau, North Dakota

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Bottineau, North Dakota

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High Points

Bottineau strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Dakota):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Bottineau Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Bottineau Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Bottineau, North Dakota

Comparing Bottineau to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Dakota (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 7
Age of the Population 9 6
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Racial Diversity 4 8
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 6 5
People Above Poverty 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Rents 7 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 4
Housing Recently Built 5 5

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Bottineau Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 140 miles N of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 431 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Bottineau
Standard Zip Codes 58318
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.827
Longitude -100.445

Bottineau Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 14 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 29 to 54 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 13 F
Apr Temp 27 to 51 F
Jul Temp 53 to 78 F
Oct Temp 29 to 53 F
Annual Precip 16.3 inches
Station TOWNER 2 NE
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 15 F
Apr Temp 27 to 53 F
Jul Temp 54 to 82 F
Oct Temp 29 to 56 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches
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Bottineau Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,336 100%
Male 1,091 46.7%
Female 1,245 53.3%
Under 18 443 19%
18+ 1,893 81%
65+ 635 27.2%
Median Age 43.4
Average Family Size 2.86
White 2,225 95.2%
African-American 8 0.3%
Asian 9 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 67 2.9%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 25 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 1%

Estimated Bottineau Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,157
Growth -179
Growth % -7.7%

Bottineau 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 38%
German 30.2%
French (except Basque) 4.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
US/American 3.7%
English 3%
Irish 2.5%
Swedish 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
French Canadian 1.7%
Icelander 1.4%
Scottish 1.1%
Scandinavian 0.9%
Russian 0.9%
Swiss 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Welsh 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Latvian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lake Metigoshe (58318)
Metigoshe (58318)

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)
Bottineau 2,336 $40,938
Dunseith 739 $19,531
Upham 155 $31,458
Willow City 221 $34,688

Bottineau Public Libraries

Bottineau County Library
Bottineau, North Dakota
(701) 228-2967

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Bottineau Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(701) 228-9300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Bottineau High Schools (2004)

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Serves 427 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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