Rugby, North Dakota

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Rugby, North Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Rugby Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Rugby Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Rugby Walking and Biking to Work
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Rugby Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Rugby, North Dakota

Comparing Rugby 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 6
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Racial Diversity 3 6
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 6
People Above Poverty 4 2
Median Family Income 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Working at Home 8 8
Public Transportation Use 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 6
Affordability of Rents 7 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 5
Housing Recently Built 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 9 8

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Rugby Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 114 miles N of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 396 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Pierce
Standard Zip Codes 58368
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.368
Longitude -99.995

Rugby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station RUGBY
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 16 F
Apr Temp 30 to 55 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 31 to 56 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
Station TOWNER 2 NE
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 15 F
Apr Temp 27 to 53 F
Jul Temp 54 to 82 F
Oct Temp 29 to 56 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches
Station LEEDS
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp -6 to 14 F
Apr Temp 26 to 51 F
Jul Temp 54 to 80 F
Oct Temp 29 to 55 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches
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Rugby Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,939 100%
Male 1,366 46.5%
Female 1,573 53.5%
Under 18 680 23.1%
18+ 2,259 76.9%
65+ 827 28.1%
Median Age 44.1
Average Family Size 2.89
White 2,883 98.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 11 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 30 1%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 14 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.4%

Estimated Rugby Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,688
Growth -251
Growth % -8.5%

Rugby 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 43.1%
Norwegian 34.9%
French (except Basque) 3%
US/American 2.8%
Irish 2.8%
Swedish 2.2%
English 2.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.6%
Russian 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
European 1%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Swiss 0.5%
Italian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
German Russian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Orrin (58368)
Pleasant Lake (58368)
Silva (58368)

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)
Rugby 2,939 $35,745
Rolette 538 $36,563
Towner 574 $44,375
Willow City 221 $34,688

Rugby Public Libraries

Heart Of America Library
Rugby, North Dakota
(701) 776-6223

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Rugby Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(701) 776-5261
Emergency Service: Yes

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Rugby High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 332 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

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1. Fort Benton, Montana 86.8   31.4% 23.6% 20.8% 16 $32,072 4.5% 2.3% 1,594 13.4% 21.3 2.2% 4.4
2. Machias, Maine 84.6   37.2% 18.5% 23.5% 13 $36,705 4.3% 4.1% 2,353 23.5% 23.8 2.8% 4.7
3. Dresden, Tennessee 81.7   33.2% 20.3% 11% 17 $37,321 6.2% 5.5% 2,855 10.6% 24.2 0.5% 6.7
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