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The 2000 Census showed that Towner County had a population of 2,876 people. This represented 0.45% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 37th most populous county (out of 53 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Towner had a population of 2,209 people. This is a decrease of 23.19% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20102,246-21.91%+1.67% since 2009
20092,209-23.19%-0.63% since 2008
20082,223-22.71%-3.35% since 2007
20072,300-20.03%-3.89% since 2006
20062,393-16.79%-2.88% since 2005
20052,464-14.33%-3.07% since 2004
20042,542-11.61%-2.83% since 2003
20032,616-9.04%-3.22% since 2002
20022,703-6.02%-2.38% since 2001
20012,769-3.72%-3.72% since 2000
20002,876The Last Census

Towner County had 1,558 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Towner County has a total area<3> of 1,041 square miles [2,697 km²]. Of this total, 1,024 square miles [2,653 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.63%) being water (17 square miles [44.04 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Towner County had a population density of 2.81 people per square mile [1.08 people/km²], making it the state's 36th most densely populated county (out of 53 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Towner County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Towner and the state of North Dakota.

Click here for the Towner County QuickFact (QF-38095).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Towner County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Towner County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BensonQF-38005   S6,9106,964-0.78%
CavalierQF-38019   E3,6994,831-23.43%
PierceQF-38069   SW3,9904,675-14.65%
RamseyQF-38071   SE11,24012,066-6.85%
RoletteQF-38079   W13,79713,6740.9%

The Canadian Province of Manitoba lies to the north.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Towner. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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