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Welcome to Nome ...

The city of Nome is located in Barnes County<1>.

Nome was established in 1901.

When the people of Nome refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Nomeite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nome has a population of 56 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Nome is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Nome lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Nome: (701)

The ZIP code for Nome: 58062<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nome had an population of 56 people. This is a decrease of 9.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nome had a population of 62 people. This makes Nome the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 62 people, the population of Nome decreased 11.43% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 70 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Nome.

Communities Also Named Nome ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Nome - they are located in Alaska and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Nome.

Communities near Nome ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Nome.

  • Valley City
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Lisbon
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Enderlin
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Tower City
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Litchville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Sheldon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Oriska
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriska have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriska
    • Oriska is located in Barnes County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Oriska
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oriska <6>
  • Fingal
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fingal have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fingal
    • Fingal is located in Barnes County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Fingal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fingal <6>
  • Fort Ransom
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Kathryn
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nome. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Nome.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nome. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Nome.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nome. See our Newspapers Page for Nome.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nome ...

Looking for more information about Nome? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Nome, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Nome.

Adding Nome to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Nome in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Nome was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Nome post office opened in 1901.

We also found Nome on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Dakota (1949).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Nome.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nome. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Barnes County:

The official website for State of North Dakota:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Barnes, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Nome refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Nome may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nome.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nome - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Nome). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nome or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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