Hettinger, North Dakota

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Hettinger, North Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hettinger Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Hettinger Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Hettinger, North Dakota

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
Median Family Income 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 8
Affordability of Rents 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2

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Hettinger Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 104 miles SW of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 449 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Adams
Standard Zip Codes 58639
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.001
Longitude -102.636

Hettinger 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 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 30 to 54 F
Jul Temp 55 to 83 F
Oct Temp 31 to 58 F
Annual Precip 15.5 inches
Station RALPH 1 N
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 27 F
Apr Temp 30 to 57 F
Jul Temp 54 to 85 F
Oct Temp 31 to 60 F
Annual Precip 16.1 inches
Distance 39.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 85 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 16.9 inches
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Hettinger Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,307 100%
Male 581 44.5%
Female 726 55.5%
Under 18 283 21.7%
18+ 1,024 78.3%
65+ 372 28.5%
Median Age 46.2
Average Family Size 2.76
White 1,291 98.8%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.4%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 3 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.4%

Estimated Hettinger Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,231
Growth -76
Growth % -5.8%

Hettinger 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 38.8%
Norwegian 25.5%
English 7.9%
Swedish 5.6%
Irish 3.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.5%
Scandinavian 2.2%
Dutch 1.7%
US/American 1.6%
Italian 1.5%
German Russian 1.4%
Russian 1.4%
Polish 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
Czech 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Welsh 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hettinger 1,307 $32,917
Reeder 181 $33,333

Hettinger Public Libraries

Adams County Library
Hettinger, North Dakota
(701) 567-2741
Library Web Site

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Hettinger Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1000 HIGHWAY 12
(701) 567-4561
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hettinger High Schools (2004)

209 S 8TH
Serves 191 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

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