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"Cattle Capital of North Dakota"
Towner is a city in McHenry County, in the Minot metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Col. Oscar M. Towner, Civil War officer.
The latitude of Towner is 48.345N. The longitude is -100.405W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,476 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 541.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Towner demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McHenry County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58788 ZIP code.
32% of Towner residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Towner ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Towner was $19,598, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Towner residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Towner, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $215. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $445.
McHenry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Towner political report.
The average commute time for Towner workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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