Towner, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 571 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.5%
 
Males: 278  (48.7%)
Females: 293  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  45.2 years
North Dakota median age:  34.9 years

Zip codes: 58788.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $43,841 (it was $25,536 in 2000)
Towner:

$43,841
ND:

$60,557

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $36,887 (it was $19,598 in 2000)

Towner city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $75,277 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Towner:

$75,277
ND:

$180,900

Median gross rent in 2015: $413.

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  • Races in Towner, ND (2010)

    Towner races chart
    • 49192.1%White alone
    • 285.3%Hispanic
    • 91.7%American Indian alone
    • 50.9%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Towner: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (43.7%), Norwegian (15.2%), American (5.3%), Polish (4.2%), Czechoslovakian (3.4%), Scottish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1486 feet

Land area: 0.83 square miles.

Population density: 690 people per square mile   (low).

Towner,ND real estate house value index trend

Towner, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Towner:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Towner city:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 44.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

11 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America).

This city:

2.1%
North Dakota:

3.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $632 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $539 (0.9%)

Towner satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (107.4 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (411.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (765.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bantry, ND (3.8 miles) , Barton, ND (3.9 miles) , Willow City, ND (4.3 miles ), Rugby, ND (4.3 miles ), Karlsruhe, ND (4.5 miles) , Orrin, ND (4.6 miles) , Granville, ND (4.6 miles ), Balta, ND (4.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $78,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $241,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.35 N, Longitude: 100.41 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Cattle Capital of North Dakota

Area code: 701

Towner household income distribution Towner home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -93 (-13.9%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Wholesale trade (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (23%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Towner: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Towner, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Towner-area historical tornado activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/26/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.4 miles away from the Towner city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/30/1958, a category F3 tornado 40.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Towner-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 553.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 276.8 miles away from Towner center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 289.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 387.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 552.9 miles away from Towner center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 389.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McHenry County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 13, Snows: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Towner topographic map

airports located in Towner:

Amtrak station near Towner:

  • 19 miles: RUGBY (201 W. DEWEY ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Towner:

  • Minot State University (about 42 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 108 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 114 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 157 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 196 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 197 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 199 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Public high school in Towner:

Public elementary/middle school in Towner:

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Notable location: Towner Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: McHenry County - 911 Coordinator- Clerk Of Court- Judge Office (Po Box 117).

McHenry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.3%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 67.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.8%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Towner (2011 data):

  • Western State Bank: 202 Main Street South Branch at 200 Main Street South, branch established on 1977/01/17. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $488.8 mil, Deposits: $427.5 mil, headquarters in Devils Lake, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Western State Agency, Inc., Employee Stock Ownership Plan And Trust

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
North Dakota average:

10.0

Towner travel time to work - commute Towner mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Towner city (based on McHenry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,79416
Catholic1,3705
Evangelical Protestant4987
Other3-
None730-
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: 3
McHenry County:

5.76 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
McHenry County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

11.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
McHenry County:

27.9%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.2%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.8%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Towner:

28.6
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

25.3%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.8%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Towner:

35.4%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

54.2%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Towner:

74.2%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Towner, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,836$22,0320$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$525
Firefighters 0$0 1$74
Streets and Highways 1$3,184$38,2080$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,874$22,4881$371
Water Supply 1$2,783$33,3960$0
Totals for Government 4$9,677$29,0317$970

Towner government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $83,000 ($145.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($63.05)
    Police Protection: $35,000 ($61.30)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($42.03)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($29.77)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($19.26)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($14.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($10.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $59,000 ($103.33)
    Water Utilities: $41,000 ($71.80)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($56.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $71,000 ($124.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($29.77)

Towner government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $48,000 ($84.06)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($50.79)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($15.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $149,000 ($260.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $36,000 ($63.05)
    General Support: $17,000 ($29.77)
  • Tax - Property: $36,000 ($63.05)
    Other Selective Sales: $30,000 ($52.54)

Towner government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $319,000 ($558.67)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $294,000 ($514.89)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($43.78)

Towner government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $795,000 ($1392.29)

6.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,079 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.71%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ward County, ND  2.13% ($36,188 average AGI)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,504 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ward County, ND  2.59% ($34,345 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.45% ($34,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Towner:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZZJ (1450 AM; 1 kW; RUGBY, ND; Owner: RUGBY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

Towner fatal accident list:

Aug 24, 1977 11:40 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 2,380Total average daily traffic
  • 142Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Towner)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Towner, ND)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Towner Municipal Airport (Lat: 48.358333 Lon: -100.392083), Type: Building, Overall height: 0 m, Call Sign: KCD9
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHzGrant Date: 03/14/2001, Expiration Date: 03/14/2006, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2006Registrant: Towner Municipal Airport Authority, Box 58, Towner, ND 58788

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0HIC, Licensee ID: L01350845, Grant Date: 12/15/2007, Expiration Date: 01/09/2018, Registrant: Karlyle A Erickson, 264 75th St. Ne, Towner, ND 58788
  • Call Sign: KD0AKX, Licensee ID: L01276752, Grant Date: 04/26/2007, Expiration Date: 04/26/2017, Certifier: Stanley E Beck, Registrant: Stanley E Beck, 460 78th St N, Towner, ND 58788

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: ALBRECHT ROBERT J VOLMER VJ-22 (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 20359 , Serial Number: 369
    Registrant (Individual): Dwight I Gunter, 5735 Highway 14, Towner, ND 58788
  • Aircraft: SILVAN WAYNE C CHALLENGER 2 PLACE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 256WS , Serial Number: CH2-0199-1840, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Kate C Kramer, 6135 Center Ave N, Towner, ND 58788
  • Aircraft: LATENDRESSE WAYNE RAF 2000 GYROPLANE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: SUBARU ALL MDLS A/B (400 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 554WL , Serial Number: H2-04-15-629, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 12/02/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne Allen Latendresse, 6889 2nd Ave Ne, Towner, ND 58788
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 66094 , Serial Number: 15075829, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 06/07/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Harry L Nelson, Rr 3 Po Box 66, Towner, ND 58788
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 75095 , Serial Number: 28-7615249, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 04/23/1976
    Registrant (Corporation): Gunter Honey Inc, Po Box 330, Towner, ND 58788
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-11 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 91913 , Serial Number: 11-1, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 05/17/1967
    Registrant (Corporation): Gunter Honey Inc, Po Box 330, Towner, ND 58788

Drinking water stations with addresses in Towner that have no violations reported:

  • TOWNER CITY OF (Population served: 533, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TOWNER STATE NURSERY (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
Most common first names in Towner, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1381.2 years
Mary1081.2 years
Anna1086.5 years
Elizabeth883.2 years
Margaret778.9 years
William777.3 years
Robert777.6 years
James770.3 years
Carl678.3 years
Joseph677.2 years
Most common last names in Towner, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Volk1079.4 years
Jones874.9 years
Anderson777.6 years
Wolf781.1 years
Haman781.7 years
Rosencrans675.8 years
Burckhard577.6 years
Green586.2 years
Thompson575.2 years
Nelson586.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Towner compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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