New Rockford, North Dakota

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New Rockford, North Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy New Rockford Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% New Rockford Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% New Rockford Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of New Rockford, North Dakota

Comparing New Rockford 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 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 1 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 9 6
Working at Home 7 7
Public Transportation Use 1 1


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

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New Rockford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 98 miles NE of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 336 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Eddy
Standard Zip Codes 58356
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.68
Longitude -99.137

New Rockford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 17 F
Apr Temp 29 to 55 F
Jul Temp 55 to 83 F
Oct Temp 32 to 57 F
Annual Precip 19.8 inches
Station MC HENRY 3 W
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 14 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 33 to 55 F
Annual Precip 20 inches
Station HARVEY
Distance 36.7 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 85 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 15.1 inches
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New Rockford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,463 100%
Male 670 45.8%
Female 793 54.2%
Under 18 304 20.8%
18+ 1,159 79.2%
65+ 435 29.7%
Median Age 46.2
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,434 98%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 1.5%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.5%

Estimated New Rockford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,372
Growth -91
Growth % -6.2%

New Rockford 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 40.7%
German 35.5%
Irish 3.3%
Swedish 3.2%
English 2.5%
Czech 1.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
US/American 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Dutch 1.3%
Scandinavian 1.2%
Swiss 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Italian 0.7%
Polish 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
European 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
German Russian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brantford (58356)
Munster (58356)
New Rockfrd (58356)

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)
New Rockford 1,463 $43,438
Carrington 2,268 $41,654
Fessenden 625 $38,304
Sheyenne 318 $30,938
Sykeston 153 $28,750

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New Rockford High Schools (2004)

430 1ST AVE N
Serves 211 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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