Towner, North Dakota

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Towner, North Dakota
City
McHenry County Courthouse in Towner
McHenry County Courthouse in Towner
Location of Towner, North Dakota
Location of Towner, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°20′43″N 100°24′22″W / 48.34528°N 100.40611°W / 48.34528; -100.40611Coordinates: 48°20′43″N 100°24′22″W / 48.34528°N 100.40611°W / 48.34528; -100.40611
Country United States
State North Dakota
County McHenry
Government
 • Type City Commission
 • President of Commission Todd Thompson
 • Commissioner Travis Frey
 • Commissioner Lyle Carpenter
 • Commissioner Denice Suchor
 • Commissioner Kim Berdahl
Area[1]
 • Total 0.81 sq mi (2.10 km2)
 • Land 0.81 sq mi (2.10 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,476 ft (450 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 533
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 560
 • Density 658.0/sq mi (254.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58788
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-79420
GNIS feature ID 1032511[4]
Website http://www.townernd.com/

Towner is a city in McHenry County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of McHenry County[5]. The population was 533 at the 2010 census.[6] It is part of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area. Towner was founded in 1886.

Despite their similar names, the city of Towner is not in Towner County, North Dakota.

History[edit]

Panorama of Towner

Towner sprang up in 1886 with the arrival of the Great Northern Railway into the area. It was named for rancher O. M. Towner.[7]

Geography[edit]

Towner is located at 48°20′43″N 100°24′22″W / 48.34528°N 100.40611°W / 48.34528; -100.40611 (48.345208, -100.406036)[8].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.10 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 211
1900 331 56.9%
1910 691 108.8%
1920 610 −11.7%
1930 622 2.0%
1940 918 47.6%
1950 955 4.0%
1960 948 −0.7%
1970 870 −8.2%
1980 867 −0.3%
1990 669 −22.8%
2000 574 −14.2%
2010 533 −7.1%
Est. 2012 560 5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2012 Estimate[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 533 people, 267 households, and 149 families residing in the city. The population density was 658.0 inhabitants per square mile (254.1 /km2). There were 337 housing units at an average density of 416.0 per square mile (160.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 1.9% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.3% of the population.

There were 267 households of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.2% were non-families. 41.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the city was 49.9 years. 20.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 27% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 574 people, 295 households, and 158 families residing in the city. The population density was 694.0 people per square mile (267.0/km²). There were 335 housing units at an average density of 405.0 per square mile (155.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.91% White, 0.35% African American, 0.35% Native American, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 295 households out of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.4% were non-families. 42.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.66.

In the city the population was spread out with 17.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 28.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,536, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $17,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,598. About 3.2% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 16.5% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions[edit]

School by Towner

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Towner has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). "Historical Gazetteer of the United States". Routledge. p. 842. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Towner, North Dakota

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