Harvey, North Dakota

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Harvey is a city in Wells County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 1,989 at the 2000 census. Harvey was founded in 1893 as a division point by the Soo Line Railway. According to the book published in 1981 on the 75th anniversary of the town's incorporation as a city in 1906, Harvey, ND is believed to have been named for a director of the Soo Line Railway: Col. Scott William Harvey of Minneapolis, Minnesota.



Harvey is located at 47°46′12″N 99°55′52″W / 47.77°N 99.93111°W / 47.77; -99.93111 (47.770045, -99.931121)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,989 people, 926 households, and 529 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,031.8 people per square mile (397.9/km²). There were 1,056 housing units at an average density of 547.8/sq mi (211.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.20% White, 0.50% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 926 households out of which 21.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.8% were non-families. 40.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 31.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.

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