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Welcome to Velva ...

The city of Velva is located in McHenry County<1>.

The location of Velva has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Velva has a population of 1,190 people<3> (see below for details).

Velva was established in 1897.

The community of Velva is 1,500 feet [457 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Velva lies within the (701) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Velva had an population of 1,190 people. This is an increase of 9.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.44% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Velva had a population of 1,084 people (which is 20.09% of the total population of McHenry County). This makes Velva the county's most populous community.

The population of Velva represents 0.16% of the population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,084 people, the population of Velva increased 3.34% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,049 people).

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

Communities near Velva ...

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

  • Surrey [Ward County]
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    • Surrey [Ward County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Velva
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,393 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surrey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surrey<6>
  • Sawyer [Ward County]
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    • Sawyer [Ward County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Velva
    • Estimated population in 2019: 326 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawyer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawyer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sawyer<6>
  • Granville [McHenry County]
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    • Granville [McHenry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Velva
    • Estimated population in 2019: 253 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granville<6>
  • Karlsruhe [McHenry County]
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    • Karlsruhe [McHenry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Velva
    • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Karlsruhe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Karlsruhe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Karlsruhe<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Butte [McLean County]
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      • Butte [McLean County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Velva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 76 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Benedict [McLean County]
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      • Benedict [McLean County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Velva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 76 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benedict have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benedict<6>
    • Voltaire [McHenry County]
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      • Voltaire [McHenry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Velva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Voltaire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Voltaire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Voltaire<6>
    • Balfour [McHenry County]
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      • Balfour [McHenry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Velva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balfour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balfour
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Balfour<6>
    • Bergen [McHenry County]
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      • Bergen [McHenry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Velva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bergen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bergen
    • Ruso [McLean County]
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      • Ruso [McLean County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Velva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruso<6>

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 Velva. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Velva.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Velva. 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 Velva.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Velva ...

Looking for more information about Velva? 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 Velva, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Velva.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including McHenry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Velva.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Velva - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Velva) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Velva. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Velva

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Velva. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0583, Longitude: -100.9315       In this case, the coordinates for Velva have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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