Towner, North Dakota
Location of Towner, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°20′43″N 100°24′22″W / 48.34528°N 100.40611°W / 48.34528; -100.40611Coordinates: 48°20′43″N 100°24′22″W / 48.34528°N 100.40611°W / 48.34528; -100.40611
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
CountyMcHenry
Government
 • TypeCity Commission
Area
 • Total0.83 sq mi (2.14 km2)
 • Land0.83 sq mi (2.14 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,476 ft (450 m)
Population
 • Total533
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
526
 • Density636.03/sq mi (245.63/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58788
Area code(s)701
FIPS code38-79420
GNIS feature ID1032511[4]
Websitetownernd.com

Towner is a city in McHenry County, North Dakota. It is the county seat of McHenry County.[5] The population was 533 at the time of the 2010 census.[6] It is part of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area. Towner was founded in 1886.

History

Towner sprang up in 1886 with the arrival of the Great Northern Railway into the area. It was named for rancher O. M. Towner.[7]

Geography

Towner is located at 48°20′43″N 100°24′22″W / 48.34528°N 100.40611°W / 48.34528; -100.40611 (48.345208, -100.406036).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.10 km2), all land.[9]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890211
190033156.9%
1910691108.8%
1920610−11.7%
19306222.0%
194091847.6%
19509554.0%
1960948−0.7%
1970870−8.2%
1980867−0.3%
1990669−22.8%
2000574−14.2%
2010533−7.1%
2019 (est.)526[3]−1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2018 Estimate[11]

2010 census

At the 2010 census,[2] there were 533 people, 267 households and 149 families residing in the city. The population density was 658.0 per square mile (254.1/km2). There were 337 housing units at an average density of 416.0 per square mile (160.6/km2). The racial make-up was 96.6% White, 1.9% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.3% of the population.

There were 267 households, of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.2% were non-families. 41.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 24.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age was 49.9 years. 20.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 27% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census, there were 574 people, 295 households and 158 families residing in the city. The population density was 694.0 per square mile (268.0/km2). There were 335 housing units at an average density of {convert|405.0|/sqmi)). The racial make-up was 97.91% White, 0.35% African American, 0.35% Native American, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 295 households, of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.4% were non-families. 42.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.66.

17.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 28.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median household income was $25,536 and the median family income was $44,375. Males had a median income of $29,500 and females $17,375. The per capita income was $19,598. About 3.2% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 16.5% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions

Climate

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, Towner has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[12]

Climate data for Towner 2 NE, North Dakota (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1896–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 58
(14)
63
(17)
79
(26)
95
(35)
106
(41)
106
(41)
111
(44)
105
(41)
103
(39)
95
(35)
76
(24)
67
(19)
111
(44)
Average high °F (°C) 18.5
(−7.5)
23.3
(−4.8)
35.7
(2.1)
54.0
(12.2)
68.5
(20.3)
77.2
(25.1)
83.4
(28.6)
83.3
(28.5)
72.6
(22.6)
56.7
(13.7)
37.8
(3.2)
23.8
(−4.6)
52.9
(11.6)
Daily mean °F (°C) 7.2
(−13.8)
11.1
(−11.6)
24.2
(−4.3)
40.7
(4.8)
54.1
(12.3)
63.8
(17.7)
69.2
(20.7)
67.8
(19.9)
57.7
(14.3)
43.0
(6.1)
26.4
(−3.1)
13.1
(−10.5)
39.9
(4.4)
Average low °F (°C) −4
(−20)
−1.0
(−18.3)
12.7
(−10.7)
27.4
(−2.6)
39.7
(4.3)
50.3
(10.2)
55.0
(12.8)
52.4
(11.3)
42.7
(5.9)
29.3
(−1.5)
15.0
(−9.4)
2.3
(−16.5)
26.8
(−2.9)
Record low °F (°C) −49
(−45)
−48
(−44)
−42
(−41)
−20
(−29)
12
(−11)
25
(−4)
32
(0)
22
(−6)
12
(−11)
−15
(−26)
−34
(−37)
−44
(−42)
−49
(−45)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.48
(12)
0.48
(12)
0.78
(20)
0.98
(25)
2.34
(59)
3.80
(97)
2.50
(64)
2.05
(52)
1.56
(40)
1.20
(30)
0.84
(21)
0.66
(17)
17.67
(449)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 6.9
(18)
6.9
(18)
4.6
(12)
3.3
(8.4)
0.8
(2.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.25)
2.2
(5.6)
4.6
(12)
10.0
(25)
39.4
(100)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 3.5 3.5 2.7 3.4 5.3 8.2 6.0 5.4 4.3 2.9 3.0 3.7 51.9
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 3.0 3.1 1.8 1.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8 2.3 3.7 16.1
Source: NOAA[13][14]

References

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  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 May 2011.[dead link]
  7. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 842. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  11. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Towner, North Dakota
  13. ^ "NowData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 18, 2021.
  14. ^ "Station: Towner 2 NE, ND". U.S. Climate Normals 2020: U.S. Monthly Climate Normals (1991-2020). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 18, 2021.