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Granville, North Dakota
Looking south in Granville
Looking south in Granville
Location of Granville, North Dakota
Location of Granville, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County McHenry
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
1,509 ft (460 m)
 • Total 240
 • Density 798.11/sq mi (307.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-32660
GNIS feature ID 1029218

Granville is a city in McHenry County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 240 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area. Granville was founded in 1900.


Granville was laid out and platted in 1900. The city was named in honor of Granville M. Dodge, a railroad man. The railroad was extended to Granville in 1904, and the city was incorporated in 1906.

In the late 1990s, the town agreed to temporarily change its name to McGillicuddy City, in a promotion for Dr. McGillicuddy's schnapps.


Granville is located at 48°16′0″N 100°50′36″W / 48.26667°N 100.84333°W / 48.26667; -100.84333 (48.266566, -100.843355).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 455
1920 394 −13.4%
1930 450 14.2%
1940 443 −1.6%
1950 404 −8.8%
1960 400 −1.0%
1970 282 −29.5%
1980 281 −0.4%
1990 236 −16.0%
2000 286 21.2%
2010 241 −15.7%
2020 240 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 241 people, 109 households, and 65 families residing in the city. The population density was 860.7 inhabitants per square mile (332.3/km2). There were 135 housing units at an average density of 482.1 per square mile (186.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 1.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 109 households, of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.4% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 44.3 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Granville has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Historic Places

The Granville State Bank, on Main Street, was built in 1903 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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