Velva, North Dakota

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Velva, North Dakota
City
Location of Velva, North Dakota
Location of Velva, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°3′29″N 100°55′48″W / 48.05806°N 100.93000°W / 48.05806; -100.93000Coordinates: 48°3′29″N 100°55′48″W / 48.05806°N 100.93000°W / 48.05806; -100.93000
Country United States
State North Dakota
County McHenry
Area[1]
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Land 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,512 ft (461 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,084
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 1,241
 • Density 1,306.0/sq mi (504.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58790
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-81620
GNIS feature ID 1032637[4]
Highways US 52, ND 41
Website www.velva.net

Velva is a city in McHenry County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 1,084 at the 2010 census.[5] It is part of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area. Velva was founded in 1897. It is the birthplace of television correspondent Eric Sevareid.

History[edit]

Velva sprang up in 1886 with the arrival of the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad into the area. Velva received its city rights in 1905.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all of it land.[1][7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 837
1920 836 −0.1%
1930 870 4.1%
1940 1,017 16.9%
1950 1,170 15.0%
1960 1,330 13.7%
1970 1,241 −6.7%
1980 1,101 −11.3%
1990 968 −12.1%
2000 1,049 8.4%
2010 1,084 3.3%
Est. 2013 1,241 14.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2013 Estimate[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,084 people, 452 households, and 277 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,306.0 inhabitants per square mile (504.2/km2). There were 493 housing units at an average density of 594.0 per square mile (229.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 452 households of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.7% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 42.7 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 23.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,049 people, 436 households, and 275 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,359.7 people per square mile (526.0/km²). There were 483 housing units at an average density of 626.1 per square mile (242.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.33% White, 0.10% African American, 0.19% Native American, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 436 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,738, and the median income for a family was $36,477. Males had a median income of $26,726 versus $17,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,267. About 7.8% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Agricultural processing and software development are the main primary-sector industries. Velva is the headquarters of the Verendrye Electric Cooperative, formerly located in nearby Verendrye, and is seen as a bedroom community for Minot.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Velva Public School has approximately 475 students enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12.

High school championships
  • State Class 'B' football: 1983
  • State Class 'A' football: 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010
  • State Class 'B' baseball: 1984, 1986, 2010
  • State Class 'B' girls basketball: 1998

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, Velva has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[10]

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