Stanley, North Dakota

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Stanley, North Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Stanley Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Stanley Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Stanley Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Stanley, North Dakota

Comparing Stanley 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 9
Age of the Population 10 8
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Racial Diversity 3 6
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4


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 6 5
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 5
Walking and Biking to Work 10 7
Working at Home 8 8
Public Transportation Use 6 8


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

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Stanley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 128 miles NW of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 490 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Mountrail
Standard Zip Codes 58784
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.317
Longitude -102.39

Stanley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 16 F
Apr Temp 27 to 52 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 28 to 54 F
Annual Precip 19.7 inches
Station TIOGA 1 E
Distance 24.9 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 34 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 16 F
Apr Temp 28 to 53 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 29 to 55 F
Annual Precip 16.7 inches
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Stanley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,279 100%
Male 592 46.3%
Female 687 53.7%
Under 18 285 22.3%
18+ 994 77.7%
65+ 388 30.3%
Median Age 47.1
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,266 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.5%

Estimated Stanley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,222
Growth -57
Growth % -4.5%

Stanley 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 51.3%
German 24.6%
Irish 3.3%
Finnish 3%
US/American 2.6%
English 2.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
Scandinavian 1.8%
Swedish 1.7%
Danish 1.7%
Dutch 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Polish 0.8%
Lebanese 0.8%
Czech 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Scottish 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Belden (58784)
Lostwood (58784)
Lunds Valley (58784)

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)
Stanley 1,279 $35,074
New Town 1,367 $35,500
Powers Lake 309 $36,389

Stanley Public Libraries

Linson Memorial Library
Stanley, North Dakota
(701) 628-2225

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Stanley Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
615 6TH ST SE, PO BOX 399
(701) 628-2424
Emergency Service: Yes

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Stanley High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 193 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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