Harwood, North Dakota

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Harwood, North Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Harwood Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Harwood Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Harwood People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 12% Harwood Public Transportation Use
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Harwood Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Harwood College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Harwood, North Dakota

Comparing Harwood 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Age of the Population 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 3
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Affordability of Rents 5 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Harwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NW of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 222 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Cass
Metro Area Fargo - Moorhead
Standard Zip Codes 58042
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.979
Longitude -96.88

Harwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 16 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 21.1 inches
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 16 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 57 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 16 F
Apr Temp 30 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 21.5 inches
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Harwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 607 100%
Male 312 51.4%
Female 295 48.6%
Under 18 205 33.8%
18+ 402 66.2%
65+ 17 2.8%
Median Age 33.9
Average Family Size 3.31
White 601 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.7%

Estimated Harwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 638
Growth 31
Growth % 5.1%

Harwood 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 41.8%
Norwegian 29.3%
US/American 3.4%
Scandinavian 3%
Irish 3%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Swedish 2.4%
English 2.2%
Polish 2%
French Canadian 1.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.5%
Hungarian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Scottish 1%
European 0.8%
Czech 0.7%
Finnish 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Croatian 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Prosper (58042)

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)
Harwood 607 $60,625
Argusville 147 $53,750
Fargo 90,599 $50,486
Frontier 273 $68,438
Horace 915 $47,639
Mapleton 606 $42,750
West Fargo 14,940 $51,765
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