Finley, North Dakota

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Finley, North Dakota

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High Points

Finley 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 2% trophy Finley Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Finley Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Finley Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Finley Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Finley, North Dakota

Comparing Finley 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 6
Age of the Population 9 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 8
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
Median Family Income 6 8
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
People Living Alone 7 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 5
Housing Recently Built 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3

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Finley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles NW of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 280 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Steele
Standard Zip Codes 58230
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.514
Longitude -97.835

Finley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SHARON
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 13 F
Apr Temp 31 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 21.2 inches
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 14 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 31 to 56 F
Annual Precip 18.3 inches
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 14 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 20.4 inches
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Finley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 515 100%
Male 252 48.9%
Female 263 51.1%
Under 18 134 26%
18+ 381 74%
65+ 126 24.5%
Median Age 43.4
Average Family Size 2.95
White 501 97.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 1.7%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 3 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Finley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 447
Growth -68
Growth % -13.2%

Finley 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 61.6%
German 18.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.5%
Polish 3.1%
English 2.9%
Swedish 1.6%
Scottish 1.6%
US/American 1.4%
Russian 1.4%
Danish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Icelander 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Irish 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Finley 515 $43,417
Aneta 284 $33,125
Cooperstown 1,053 $41,307
Hatton 707 $38,250
Hope 303 $44,167
Northwood 959 $41,667
Sharon 109 $43,125
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Finley High Schools (2004)

201 3RD ST
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 83 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.5

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