Towner, North Dakota

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Towner, North Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Towner Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Towner Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Towner Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Towner, North Dakota

Comparing Towner 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
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 10 8
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 8
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 4
Working at Home 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Housing Recently Built 3 1

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Towner Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 107 miles N of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 411 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County McHenry
Standard Zip Codes 58788
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.345
Longitude -100.405

Towner Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station TOWNER 2 NE
Distance 1.8 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
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 19 F
Apr Temp 30 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 17.7 inches
Station VELVA 3 NE
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 18 F
Apr Temp 28 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 30 to 57 F
Annual Precip 18.1 inches
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Towner Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 574 100%
Male 266 46.3%
Female 308 53.7%
Under 18 98 17.1%
18+ 476 82.9%
65+ 166 28.9%
Median Age 49.5
Average Family Size 2.66
White 562 97.9%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.9%

Estimated Towner Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 516
Growth -58
Growth % -10.1%

Towner 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 37.4%
Norwegian 36.5%
Swedish 3.9%
English 3.9%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
US/American 2.3%
Irish 2.1%
Czech 1.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.6%
Polish 1.4%
Scandinavian 1.4%
Icelander 1.1%
French Canadian 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
Swiss 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Berwick (58788)
Denbigh (58788)

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)
Towner 574 $44,375
Granville 286 $28,500
Karlsruhe 119 $42,500
Rugby 2,939 $35,745
Upham 155 $31,458
Willow City 221 $34,688
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Towner High Schools (2004)

302 2ND ST SE
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 93 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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