Center, North Dakota

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Center, North Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Center Affordability of Rents
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Center Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 7% Center Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 8% Center People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 10% Center Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Center Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Center, North Dakota

Comparing Center 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
Age of the Population 9 6
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 4 3
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 3 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 7 8
College Educated Adults 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Short Commute Times 6 1
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
People Living Alone 6 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3

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Center Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles NW of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 412 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Oliver
Standard Zip Codes 58530
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.116
Longitude -101.299

Center Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CENTER 4 SE
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 28 to 55 F
Jul Temp 54 to 82 F
Oct Temp 30 to 58 F
Annual Precip 17.4 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 17.8 inches
Station WILTON
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 17 F
Apr Temp 31 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 55 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
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Center Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 678 100%
Male 332 49%
Female 346 51%
Under 18 167 24.6%
18+ 511 75.4%
65+ 95 14%
Median Age 43.5
Average Family Size 2.93
White 636 93.8%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 23 3.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 16 2.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.6%

Estimated Center Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 593
Growth -85
Growth % -12.5%

Center 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
German 50.9%
Norwegian 20%
US/American 5.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
English 3.3%
Irish 2.4%
German Russian 2.2%
Scandinavian 2.1%
Polish 1.4%
Russian 1.2%
Austrian 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Czech 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
Italian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fort Clark (58530)
Hensler (58530)
Price (58530)
Sanger (58530)

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)
Center 678 $57,045
Beulah 3,152 $54,700
Hazen 2,457 $55,859
New Salem 938 $36,761
Stanton 345 $49,750
Washburn 1,389 $54,250
Wilton 807 $39,063
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Center High Schools (2004)

Serves 161 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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