Velva, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Velva, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Velva had a population of 1,193 as of July 1, 2017. Velva ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Velva is located at latitude 48.0577 and longitude -100.9325 in McHenry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Velva (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McHenry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,512 feet.

The City of Velva (GNIS ID: 1036307) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Velva population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Velva, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,193
Daytime Population: Workers 510
Daytime Population: Residents 621
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,131
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 1,166
Population in Familes 941
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 1,181
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $56,054
Average Household Income $76,969
Per Capita Income $32,136


Total Housing Units 536 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 368 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $145,408
Average Home Value $180,858


Total Households 486
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 318
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.1% 1.61%
Households 0.82% 1.56%
Families 1.67% 1.41%
Median Household Income   4.82%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Velva, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Velva to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 50 88th
Population Density # 55 87th
Diversity Index # 322 20th
Median Household Income # 247 39th
Per Capita Income # 259 36th

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