Pembina, North Dakota

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Pembina, North Dakota

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High Points

Pembina 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 Pembina Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Pembina Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Pembina Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Pembina People in Middle Class or Better
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Pembina Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Pembina Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 10% Pembina Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Pembina, North Dakota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Working at Home 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Rents 6 2
Housing Recently Built 6 7
People Living Alone 5 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1

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Pembina Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 146 miles N of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 333 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Pembina
Standard Zip Codes 58271
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.966
Longitude -97.243

Pembina Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp -9 to 12 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 54 to 80 F
Oct Temp 30 to 54 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 10 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 31 to 53 F
Annual Precip 18.9 inches
Distance 45.5 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 15 F
Apr Temp 30 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 19.8 inches
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Pembina Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 642 100%
Male 319 49.7%
Female 323 50.3%
Under 18 189 29.4%
18+ 453 70.6%
65+ 82 12.8%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 3.12
White 620 96.6%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 3 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 10 1.6%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.9%

Estimated Pembina Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 599
Growth -43
Growth % -6.7%

Pembina 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 26.2%
German 15.2%
English 11.3%
Irish 8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
US/American 5.4%
French (except Basque) 5.1%
Finnish 3.4%
Swedish 3.4%
Polish 2.5%
French Canadian 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Italian 1.5%
Welsh 1.3%
Northern European 0.7%
European 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Icelander 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Barbadian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Joliette (58271)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pembina 642 $59,722
Cavalier 1,537 $48,450
Neche 437 $48,125

Pembina Public Libraries

Pembina School & Public Library
Pembina, North Dakota
(701) 825-6261

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Pembina High Schools (2004)

155 S 3RD ST
Serves 69 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

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