Velva, North Dakota
Velva Grain Elevators.JPG
Location of Velva, North Dakota
Location of Velva, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°3′29″N 100°55′48″W / 48.05806°N 100.93000°W / 48.05806; -100.93000Coordinates: 48°3′29″N 100°55′48″W / 48.05806°N 100.93000°W / 48.05806; -100.93000
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
CountyMcHenry
Settled1886
Founded1897
Incorporated1905
Government
 • Commission PresidentJennifer Soli
Area
 • Total0.96 sq mi (2.50 km2)
 • Land0.96 sq mi (2.50 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,512 ft (461 m)
Population
 • Total1,086
 • Estimate 
(2021)[3]
1,067
 • Density1,234.44/sq mi (476.66/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58790
Area code(s)701
FIPS code38-81620
GNIS feature ID1032637[4]
HighwaysUS 52, ND 41
Websitevelvand.com

Velva is a city in McHenry County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 1,086 at the 2020 census.[2] Part of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area, Velva was founded in 1897.

History

Velva was settled in 1886 with the arrival of the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad into the area. It was chartered as a city in 1905.[5] The Hotel Berry was built in 1906 to serve railroad passengers and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all land.[6][7]

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot, humid, summers and cold, sometimes severely cold, winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Velva has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[8]

Climate data for Velva, North Dakota (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1928–2011)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 57
(14)
67
(19)
83
(28)
98
(37)
105
(41)
107
(42)
110
(43)
106
(41)
108
(42)
94
(34)
82
(28)
66
(19)
110
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 20.2
(−6.6)
24.4
(−4.2)
37.0
(2.8)
53.5
(11.9)
66.9
(19.4)
74.5
(23.6)
80.3
(26.8)
79.9
(26.6)
71.0
(21.7)
55.7
(13.2)
38.3
(3.5)
25.2
(−3.8)
52.2
(11.2)
Daily mean °F (°C) 8.4
(−13.1)
12.6
(−10.8)
25.2
(−3.8)
39.5
(4.2)
52.6
(11.4)
61.8
(16.6)
67.0
(19.4)
65.4
(18.6)
56.3
(13.5)
42.1
(5.6)
26.6
(−3.0)
14.2
(−9.9)
39.3
(4.1)
Average low °F (°C) −3.4
(−19.7)
0.8
(−17.3)
13.4
(−10.3)
25.5
(−3.6)
38.3
(3.5)
49.1
(9.5)
53.7
(12.1)
50.9
(10.5)
41.5
(5.3)
28.4
(−2.0)
14.9
(−9.5)
3.3
(−15.9)
26.4
(−3.1)
Record low °F (°C) −50
(−46)
−47
(−44)
−36
(−38)
−12
(−24)
14
(−10)
27
(−3)
34
(1)
29
(−2)
13
(−11)
−3
(−19)
−25
(−32)
−38
(−39)
−50
(−46)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.67
(17)
0.50
(13)
0.75
(19)
1.07
(27)
2.70
(69)
3.63
(92)
2.73
(69)
2.20
(56)
1.56
(40)
1.53
(39)
1.27
(32)
0.57
(14)
19.18
(487)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 10.3
(26)
5.3
(13)
5.2
(13)
3.1
(7.9)
0.8
(2.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
2.2
(5.6)
4.8
(12)
9.3
(24)
41.0
(104)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 3.2 2.5 2.4 3.4 7.0 9.3 7.8 5.6 4.7 3.9 3.5 3.6 56.9
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 3.4 2.7 1.9 1.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 2.1 3.8 16.2
Source: NOAA[9][10]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910837
1920836−0.1%
19308704.1%
19401,01716.9%
19501,17015.0%
19601,33013.7%
19701,241−6.7%
19801,101−11.3%
1990968−12.1%
20001,0498.4%
20101,0843.3%
20201,0860.2%
2021 (est.)1,067[3]−1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2020 Census[2]

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,084 people, 452 households and 277 families living in the city. The population density was 1,306.0 inhabitants per square mile (504.2/km2). There were 493 housing units at an average density of 594.0 per square mile (229.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 452 households, of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.7% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.92.

The average age in the city was 42.7 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 23.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,049 people, 436 households, and 275 families living in the city. The population density was 1,359.7 people per square mile (526.0/km2). There were 483 housing units at an average density of 626.1 per square mile (242.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.33% White, 0.10% African American, 0.19% Native American, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 436 households, out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,738, and the median income for a family was $36,477. Males had a median income of $26,726 versus $17,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,267. About 7.8% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Velva Public School is the community's public school, serving students in grades kindergarten through 12.[12]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Explore Census Data". Explore Census Data. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2021". United States Census Bureau. July 10, 2022. Retrieved July 10, 2022.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 842. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  8. ^ "Velva, North Dakota : Climate Classification". Weatherbase.com. Retrieved November 21, 2021.
  9. ^ "NowData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 17, 2021.
  10. ^ "Station: Velva, ND". U.S. Climate Normals 2020: U.S. Monthly Climate Normals (1991-2020). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 18, 2021.
  11. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  12. ^ "Velva Public School". Velva.k12.nd.us. Retrieved June 6, 2020.