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Walhalla, North Dakota
Walhalla Trading Post
Walhalla Trading Post
"Heart of the Rendezvous Region"
Location of Walhalla, North Dakota
Location of Walhalla, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Pembina
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
988 ft (301 m)
 • Total 996
 • Estimate 
 • Density 876.33/sq mi (338.21/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-82980
GNIS feature ID 1032666
Highways ND 32
Website City of Walhalla, ND

Walhalla is a city in Pembina County, North Dakota, United States. It sits on the banks of the Pembina River, five miles (8 km) from the border with Manitoba (Canada) and approximately 45 mi (72 km) from the border with Minnesota. The population was 996 at the 2010 census.


Antoine Blanc Gingras

Walhalla was established in 1845. Walhalla is the second oldest town in North Dakota, its history bound up in the fur trade of the Red River Valley. One mile northeast of town is the North West Company fur trading post, established in 1797 by David Thompson, and in 1801 moved to a site one mile east of Walhalla, where a reconstructed building is now located.

Also about one mile northeast of Walhalla is the Gingras Trading Post, established in the 1840s by the Métis legislator and businessman Antoine Blanc Gingras.

In town is the Kittson Trading Post, established by Norman Kittson, an American Fur Company agent, in 1843. This is the oldest building in North Dakota. It is located in the Walhalla State Historical Park and is preserved by the State Historical Society.

The Great Northern Railway arrived in Walhalla in 1898.

The town was the site of a protest against TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline in October 2016, when documentarian Deia Schlosberg was arrested.


Walhalla is located at 48°55′19″N 97°55′5″W / 48.92194°N 97.91806°W / 48.92194; -97.91806 (48.921996, -97.918014).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2), of which, 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 67
1900 377
1910 592 57.0%
1920 637 7.6%
1930 700 9.9%
1940 1,138 62.6%
1950 1,463 28.6%
1960 1,432 −2.1%
1970 1,471 2.7%
1980 1,429 −2.9%
1990 1,131 −20.9%
2000 1,057 −6.5%
2010 996 −5.8%
2019 (est.) 907 −8.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 996 people, 439 households, and 263 families living in the city. The population density was 948.6 inhabitants per square mile (366.3/km2). There were 515 housing units at an average density of 490.5 per square mile (189.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.3% White, 0.1% African American, 8.7% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 439 households, of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.1% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.8% 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 2.88.

The median age in the city was 45.5 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 29.7% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.


  • Frost Fire Ski and Snow Board Area


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, Walhalla has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

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