Tower City, North Dakota

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Population in 2017: 257 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 
Males: 137  (53.4%)
Females: 120  (46.6%)
Median resident age:

43.7 years
North Dakota median age:

35.4 years

Zip codes: 58071.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,611 (it was $31,607 in 2000)
Tower City:

$53,611
ND:

$61,843

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,806 (it was $15,652 in 2000)

Tower City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $141,727 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Tower City:

$141,727
ND:

$194,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $121,177; detached houses: $127,000; mobile homes: $78,720

Median gross rent in 2017: $449.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tower City: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.6%
  • Races in Tower City, ND (2010)
    • 24797.6%White alone
    • 41.6%American Indian alone
    • 20.8%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: Norwegian (36.0%), German (26.4%), American (8.8%), Polish (8.0%), Swedish (5.6%), French Canadian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1172 feet

Land area: 2.08 square miles.

Population density: 124 people per square mile   (very low).

Tower City, North Dakota map

7 residents are foreign born (2.2% Europe).

This city:

2.2%
North Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,056 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $920 (0.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 46.92 N, Longitude: 97.68 W

Area code: 701

Distribution of median household income in Tower City, ND in 2017
Distribution of house value in Tower City, ND in 2017
Tower City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $87,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $226,800
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Tower City, ND residents
Average permit cost in Tower City, ND
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
North Dakota:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+7.2%).
Most common industries in Tower City, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.3%)
  • Health care (15.6%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.9%)
  • Public administration (11.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.0%)
  • Machinery (9.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (9.0%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (26.5%)
  • Health care (25.0%)
  • Educational services (22.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (2.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Tower City, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
  • Other financial specialists (4.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other financial specialists (8.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.4%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (7.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)

Average climate in Tower City, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tower City-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 4% 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 slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.7 miles away from Tower City center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 646.6 miles away from Tower City center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 205.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 108.8 miles away from Tower City center
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 Tower City center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 219.9 miles away from Tower City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cass County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 25, Storms: 12, Snows: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tower City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Tower City:

  • OPEN DOOR CENTER #5 (Hospital, about 15 miles away; VALLEY CITY, ND)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL OF VALLEY CITY Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; VALLEY CITY, ND)
  • OPEN DOOR CTR-CHILDRENS PROG #1 (Hospital, about 16 miles away; VALLEY CITY, ND)
  • OPEN DOOR CENTER #4 (Hospital, about 16 miles away; VALLEY CITY, ND)
  • SHEYENNE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; VALLEY CITY, ND)
  • CITY COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; VALLEY CITY, ND)
  • MERCY HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; VALLEY 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: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 44 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 44 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 68 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • University of North Dakota (about 75 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 87 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Northern State University (about 109 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)

Public high school in Tower City:

Public elementary/middle school in Tower City:

  • WHEATLAND COLONY SCHOOL (Location: 3361 134TH AVE SE, Grades: KG-8)
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Points of interest:

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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: 253, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-29-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
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

For population 15 years and over in Tower City:

Marital status in Tower City, ND
  • Never married: 16.6%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Tower City:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
North Dakota average:

9.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant46,44471
Catholic26,43814
Evangelical Protestant14,31844
Other1,80510
Orthodox501
None60,723-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Cass County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

6.3%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.0%
North Dakota:

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

11.1%
North Dakota:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$266
Financial Administration 0$0 1$576
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$160
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,002

Tower City government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $55,000 ($214.01)
    Water Utilities: $36,000 ($140.08)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($101.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($73.93)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($23.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($15.56)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($11.67)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000 ($7.78)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($7.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($38.91)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,000 ($46.69)

Tower City government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($66.15)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($23.35)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($19.46)
    Other: $4,000 ($15.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $26,000 ($101.17)
    General Revenue - Other: $15,000 ($58.37)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($27.24)
    Rents: $3,000 ($11.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($186.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $32,000 ($124.51)
    General Local Government Support: $18,000 ($70.04)
    Other: $1,000 ($3.89)
  • Tax - Property: $25,000 ($97.28)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000 ($7.78)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($3.89)

Tower City government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $314,000 ($1221.79)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $274,000 ($1066.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000 ($155.64)

Tower City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $128,000 ($498.05)

8.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
North Dakota average:

8.08%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($795 average AGI)
Cass County:

0.12%
North Dakota average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clay County, MN  1.23% ($49,669 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.39% ($43,622)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.28% ($51,790)


7.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,615 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.99%
North Dakota average:

9.36%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,255 average AGI)
Cass County:

0.17%
North Dakota average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clay County, MN  1.43% ($45,732 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.43% ($47,183)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.23% ($36,795)

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
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 39.8mTotal length
  • $614,000Total costs
  • 59,290Total average daily traffic
  • 11,425Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Tower City, ND - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 81950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 32000-2009
  • 82010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Tower City, ND

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • 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
  • Call Sign: KE0LWM, Licensee ID: L02076836, Grant Date: 01/31/2017, Expiration Date: 01/31/2027, Certifier: Earl E Stanley, Registrant: Earl E Stanley, 404 Broadway Street, Tower City, ND 58071

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tower City, ND
  • 69.4%Utility gas
  • 14.8%Electricity
  • 10.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tower City, ND
  • 71.4%Electricity
  • 28.6%Utility gas


Tower City compared to North Dakota 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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