New Town, North Dakota

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New Town, North Dakota

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New Town 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 New Town Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% New Town Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% New Town Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of New Town, North Dakota

Comparing New Town 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
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 5
Age of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 6
Median Family Income 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
People Above Poverty 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 4 2


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

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New Town Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 113 miles NW of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 485 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Mountrail
Standard Zip Codes 58763
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.98
Longitude -102.489

New Town Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station KEENE 3 S
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 30 to 57 F
Jul Temp 55 to 84 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 16 inches
Station TIOGA 1 E
Distance 35 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 17 F
Apr Temp 28 to 53 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 30 to 55 F
Annual Precip 14.7 inches
Distance 38.9 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 19 F
Apr Temp 28 to 55 F
Jul Temp 54 to 84 F
Oct Temp 29 to 57 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
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New Town Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,367 100%
Male 643 47%
Female 724 53%
Under 18 420 30.7%
18+ 947 69.3%
65+ 173 12.7%
Median Age 33.1
Average Family Size 3.34
White 405 29.6%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 914 66.9%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 39 2.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 20 1.5%

Estimated New Town Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,415
Growth 48
Growth % 3.5%

New Town 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 68.5%
Norwegian 15.1%
German 8.6%
Dutch 1.3%
Irish 1.2%
English 1.1%
Swedish 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Italian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Polish 0.3%
US/American 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Charlson (58763)
Newtown (58763)
Sanish (58763)

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 Town 1,367 $35,500
Parshall 981 $27,222
Plaza 167 $29,063
Stanley 1,279 $35,074

New Town Public Libraries

New Town Public Library
New Town, North Dakota
(701) 627-4812

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Serves 214 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

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