Washburn, North Dakota

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Washburn, North Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Washburn Affordability of Rents
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 7% Washburn Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 16% Washburn People in Middle Class or Better
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Washburn Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Washburn, North Dakota

Comparing Washburn 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
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Age of the Population 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Senior Citizens 4 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 5
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 6 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 6
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Short Commute Times 6 1
Working at Home 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
People Living Alone 4 2

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Washburn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles N of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 404 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County McLean
Standard Zip Codes 58577
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.289
Longitude -101.028

Washburn 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 -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 17.8 inches
Station WILTON
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 17 F
Apr Temp 31 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 55 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
Distance 37.4 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 85 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 16.8 inches
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Washburn Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,389 100%
Male 702 50.5%
Female 687 49.5%
Under 18 394 28.4%
18+ 995 71.6%
65+ 179 12.9%
Median Age 40.5
Average Family Size 2.96
White 1,372 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.7%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.5%

Estimated Washburn Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,264
Growth -125
Growth % -9%

Washburn 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 53.3%
Norwegian 23%
Swedish 5.3%
Irish 3.2%
Danish 2.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
Ukrainian 1.9%
English 1.7%
US/American 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Finnish 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
German Russian 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Falkirk (58577)

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)
Washburn 1,389 $54,250
Center 678 $57,045
Riverdale 273 $52,250
Stanton 345 $49,750
Turtle Lake 580 $36,667
Underwood 812 $47,578
Wilton 807 $39,063

Washburn Public Libraries

Washburn Public Library
Washburn, North Dakota
(701) 462-8180

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Serves 180 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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