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Population in 2012: 259 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.8%
 

Males: 130  (50.4%)
Females: 129  (49.6%)

Median resident age:  39.6 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58071.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,180 (it was $31,607 in 2000)
Tower City:

$46,180
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,249

Tower City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,302 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Tower City:

$95,302
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $90,707; Detached houses: $96,744; Mobile homes: $41,200

Median gross rent in 2012: $389.

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Tower City races chart
  • White alone - 247 (97.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.8%)

Races in Tower City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tower City: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (44.3%), Norwegian (23.8%), English (6.8%), Swedish (5.8%), Irish (4.8%), French (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1172 feet

Land area: 2.08 square miles.

Population density: 125 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Tower City:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tower City city:

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
North Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,308 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $738 (1.3%)

Tower City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (41.1 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (251.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (605.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Oriska, ND (2.3 miles) , Buffalo, ND (2.4 miles ), Ayr, ND (3.5 miles) , Fingal, ND (3.5 miles) , Alice, ND (3.5 miles) , Embden, ND (3.8 miles) , Wheatland, ND (3.9 miles) , Valley City, ND (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $87,500
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $226,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 46.92 N, Longitude: 97.68 W

Area code: 701

Tower City household income distribution Tower City home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.1%
North Dakota:

2.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+7.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

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Average climate in Tower City, North Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Tower City-area historical tornado activity is significantly above North Dakota state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Tower City city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/18/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.8 miles away from the city center caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tower City-area historical earthquake activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cass County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Snows: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tower City topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Tower City:

  • OPEN DOOR CENTER #5 (Hospital, about 15 miles away; VALLEY CITY, ND)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL OF VALLEY CITY (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, about 16 miles away; VALLEY CITY, ND)
  • OPEN DOOR CTR-CHILDRENS PROG #1 (Hospital, about 16 miles away; VALLEY CITY, ND)

Political contributions by individuals in Tower City, ND

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tower City:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 42 miles; Fargo, ND; Full-time enrollment: 11,679)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 43 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 44 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • University of North Dakota (about 75 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 87 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 109 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,038)
  • Bemidji State University (about 138 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)

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Notable location: Tower City Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tower City and their reported violations in the past:

TOWER CITY CITY OF (Population served: 252, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-06-2002), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JAN-19-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2003)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.2%

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.9%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.4%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Tower City, ND

Tower City compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Tower City travel time to work - commute


Tower City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tower City city (based on Cass County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.76%
Here56.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents48.7%25.5%4.3%4.3%3.6%
Congregations29.3%12.2%8.9%4.1%8.9%
NameAssemblies of GodEvangelical Free Church of AmericaUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.9%1.9%1.4%0.9%6.7%
Congregations1.6%1.6%3.3%1.6%28.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Cass County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 50
This county:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 98
Cass County:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.0%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cass County:

11.1%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$450
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$125
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$208
Totals for Government 0$0 8$783


9.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,575 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.03%
North Dakota average:

7.27%

0.26% of residents moved from foreign countries ($173 average AGI)
Cass County:

0.26%
North Dakota average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clay County, MN  1.22% ($25,077 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.49% ($30,591)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.36% ($30,610)


7.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,034 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.78%
North Dakota average:

7.80%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($95 average AGI)
Cass County:

0.04%
North Dakota average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clay County, MN  1.21% ($35,404 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.49% ($32,148)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.31% ($33,766)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tower City:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KOVC (1490 AM; 1 kW; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: SIOUX VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KQLX (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LISBON, ND; Owner: SHEYENNE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tower City:

  • KQDJ-FM (101.1 FM; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: SIOUX VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDAM (104.7 FM; HOPE, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW-FM (97.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KPFX (107.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKBX (101.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDSU (91.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFBN (88.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: FARGO BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KVMI (103.9 FM; ARTHUR, ND; Owner: VISION MEDIA INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around Tower City:

  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVLY-TV (Channel 11; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 300
Total average daily truck traffic: 30
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 300


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD0CSA, Licensee ID: L01358104
    Grant Date: 01/25/2008, Expiration Date: 01/25/2018, Cancellation Date: 07/21/2009, Certifier: Rodney S Stoa
    Registrant: Rodney S Stoa, 707 Minnesota Ave, Tower City, ND 58071-4220


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Tower City, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary476.5 years
Ella392.3 years
Elizabeth390.0 years
Ralph362.7 years
Evelyn277.0 years
Albert286.4 years
David257.5 years
Alice272.5 years
Emma280.1 years
George264.5 years
Most common last names in Tower City, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Richman782.7 years
Besette572.8 years
Griffin481.0 years
Schneekloth487.0 years
Stringer475.8 years
Dobler377.7 years
Kapaun380.0 years
Baasch390.7 years
Henderson380.3 years
Lang376.4 years
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