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Harvey, North Dakota
Business district of Harvey
Business district of Harvey
"Gateway to the Lonetree Wildlife Management Area"
"A Century of Community Pride & Spirit"
"Not Just A Place...It's An Experience!"
Location of Harvey, North Dakota
Location of Harvey, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Wells
 • Total 1.80 sq mi (4.65 km2)
 • Land 1.80 sq mi (4.65 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,598 ft (487 m)
 • Total 1,650
 • Density 916.48/sq mi (353.78/km2)
Time zone UTC–6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC–5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-35900
GNIS feature ID 1029328
Highways US 52, US 52 Bus., ND 3, ND 91

Harvey is a city in Wells County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 1,650 at the 2020 census. Harvey was founded in 1893 as a division point by the Soo Line Railway. Harvey 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 / 47.77000°N 99.93111°W / 47.77000; -99.93111 (47.770045, −99.931121).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.88 square miles (4.87 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,443
1920 1,590 10.2%
1930 2,157 35.7%
1940 1,851 −14.2%
1950 2,337 26.3%
1960 2,365 1.2%
1970 2,361 −0.2%
1980 2,527 7.0%
1990 2,263 −10.4%
2000 1,989 −12.1%
2010 1,783 −10.4%
2020 1,650 −7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,783 people, 824 households, and 476 families living in the city. The population density was 948.4 inhabitants per square mile (366.2/km2). There were 997 housing units at an average density of 530.3 per square mile (204.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 0.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 824 households, of which 20.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. Of all households, 39.6% were made up of individuals, and 21.5% 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 2.68.

The median age in the city was 51.5 years; 18.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 32.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.5% male and 54.5% 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, Harvey has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.


Harvey Public Schools operates public schools.

Notable people

  • John T. Davies, Minnesota legislator and politician
  • Ivan Dmitri (1900–1968), artist, best known for etching the Spirit of St. Louis
  • Michael Forest, actor and voice personality
  • Patrick E. Haggerty, co-founder of Texas Instruments
  • Jud Heathcote, college basketball coach at Michigan State and Montana, coached national championship team in 1979
  • Jim Pederson, football player

See also

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