Willow City, North Dakota

Submit your own pictures of this city and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2017: 162 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -26.7%
Males: 93  (58.0%)
Females: 69  (42.0%)
Median resident age:

37.7 years
North Dakota median age:

35.4 years

Zip codes: 58384.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,238 (it was $25,313 in 2000)
Willow City:

$45,238
ND:

$61,843

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,815 (it was $11,909 in 2000)

Willow City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $45,325 (it was $15,900 in 2000)
Willow City:

$45,325
ND:

$194,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $177,576; detached houses: $182,631; townhouses or other attached units: $142,930; mobile homes: $69,818

Median gross rent in 2017: $387.

March 2019 cost of living index in Willow City: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.8%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents)
  • Races in Willow City, ND (2010)
    • 15494.5%White alone
    • 42.5%American Indian alone
    • 31.8%Two or more races
    • 10.6%Black alone
    • 10.6%Hispanic

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

Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Willow City, ND forum
Recent posts about Willow City, North Dakota on our local forum with over 2,200,000 registered users:
North Dakota Pictures  (246 replies)
Looking for a place anywhere in ND  (89 replies)
Information on Hazelton please.  (32 replies)

Latest news from Willow City, ND collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: Norwegian (40.0%), German (27.1%), English (11.4%), French Canadian (2.9%), American (1.4%), Danish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1471 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 357 people per square mile   (very low).

Willow City, North Dakota map

1 resident is foreign born

This city:

0.5%
North Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $460 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $399 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (125.9 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (417.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (770.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Overly, ND (2.9 miles),
Barton, ND (2.9 miles),
Gardena, ND (3.4 miles),
Bantry, ND (4.0 miles),
Bottineau, ND (4.1 miles ),
Dunseith, ND (4.2 miles ),
Towner, ND (4.3 miles ),
Kramer, ND (4.5 miles)

Latitude: 48.60 N, Longitude: 100.29 W

Area code: 701

Distribution of median household income in Willow City, ND in 2017
Distribution of house value in Willow City, ND in 2017
Willow City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
North Dakota:

3.0%
Most common industries in Willow City, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.7%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Machinery (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.0%)
  • Machinery (10.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (7.5%)
  • Utilities (7.5%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (15.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.3%)
  • Social assistance (10.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Sewing, needlework, piece goods stores (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Willow City, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (8.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Child care workers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (12.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Customer service representatives (17.9%)
  • Child care workers (10.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Therapists (7.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)

Average climate in Willow City, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Willow City, North Dakota average temperatures Willow City, North Dakota average precipitation Willow City, North Dakota humidity Willow City, North Dakota wind speed Willow City, North Dakota snowfall Willow City, North Dakota sunshine Willow City, North Dakota clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Willow City-area historical tornado activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/26/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Willow City city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/7/2008, a category F3 tornado 24.1 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Willow City-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 71% 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 565.5 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 285.0 miles away from Willow City center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 306.6 miles away from Willow City center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 404.3 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 564.9 miles away from Willow City center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 405.4 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 Bottineau County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 11, Snows: 5, 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).
Willow City topographic map

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

  • Minot State University (about 53 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 126 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 132 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 156 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 193 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 201 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 204 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear city borders

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

Bottineau 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 Willow City and their reported violations in the past:

WILLOW CITY CITY OF (Population served: 163, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In NOV-27-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-10-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In SEP-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
Average household size:
This city:

1.9 people
North Dakota:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.0%
Whole state:

60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.6%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Willow City (2011 data):

  • Western State Bank: Willow City Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1965/08/26. 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
  • First National Bank and Trust Co. of Bottineau: Willow City Exchange Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1975/11/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $125.8 mil, Deposits: $109.7 mil, headquarters in Bottineau, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First Bottineau, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Willow City:

Marital status in Willow City, ND
  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

For population 25 years and over in Willow City:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
North Dakota average:

9.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Willow City, ND (based on Bottineau County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,55414
Evangelical Protestant1,1507
Catholic8224
Other101
None1,893-
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: 4
Bottineau County:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

20.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bottineau County:

8.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.2%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Willow City:

51.9%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.8%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Willow City:

26.8
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

35.8%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Willow City:

6.1%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Willow City:

31.7%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Willow City:

57.9%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

84.5%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Willow City, ND Residents
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
Financial Administration 0$0 0$768
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$449
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$1,217

Willow City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $43,000 ($265.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($166.67)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($129.63)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($86.42)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($61.73)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($55.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($55.56)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($55.56)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($18.52)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($18.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,000 ($74.07)

Willow City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($160.49)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($43.21)
    Other: $1,000 ($6.17)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $10,000 ($61.73)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.17)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($6.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $41,000 ($253.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $55,000 ($339.51)
    Highways: $23,000 ($141.98)
  • Tax - Property: $22,000 ($135.80)

Willow City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $177,000 ($1092.59)

6.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
North Dakota average:

9.36%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ward County, ND  1.36% ($50,263 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Willow City:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Willow City:

  • KBTO (101.9 FM; BOTTINEAU, ND; Owner: PROGRAMMERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.7mTotal length
  • $1,287,000Total costs
  • 2,565Total average daily traffic
  • 251Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,860Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Willow City, ND - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Willow City, ND

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WA0HUD, Licensee ID: L00306715, Grant Date: 10/18/1996, Expiration Date: 07/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2000, Registrant: Robert E Withey, 302 Hwy 60 N, Willow City, ND 58384-4013
  • Call Sign: W0HUD, Previous Call Sign: WA0HUD, Licensee ID: L00306715, Grant Date: 10/07/2010, Expiration Date: 12/27/2020, Certifier: Robert E Withey, Registrant: Robert E Withey, 302 Hwy 60 N, Willow City, ND 58384-4013

Most common first names in Willow City, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Albert673.6 years
Arthur679.5 years
John668.6 years
Mary677.3 years
Herbert475.3 years
August480.0 years
Clara480.0 years
Henry482.0 years
Robert472.7 years
Walter480.7 years
Most common last names in Willow City, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Biberdorf1175.7 years
Getzlaff879.4 years
Johnson774.6 years
Anderson687.0 years
Larson680.1 years
Atkinson579.0 years
Thompson582.8 years
Schultz482.0 years
Hanson478.5 years
Arneson470.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Willow City, ND
  • 54.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.7%Electricity
  • 18.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Willow City, ND
  • 41.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 36.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.4%Electricity
  • 2.8%Other fuel


Willow City compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator