Crosby, North Dakota

Crosby, North Dakota is a small town located in Divide County and has a population of about 1,000 people. It has a total area of 0.8 square miles and is situated at an elevation of 1,934 feet above sea level. The geography of the town is mainly flat with some rolling hills to the north and east. The climate in Crosby is predominantly cold and dry with hot summers and cold winters. See topbbacolleges for information about Adams County, North Dakota.

The history of Crosby dates back to the early 1900s when it was founded as a railway stop. Since then, Crosby has seen its population grow slowly but steadily over the years as more people moved in from nearby towns or other states to take advantage of the area’s resources.

Crosby is governed by a mayor-council form of government where citizens elect a mayor to serve as their leader for four-year terms. The city council consists of seven members who are responsible for enacting local ordinances and providing oversight on matters such as budgeting, public safety, infrastructure projects, etc.

The economy in Crosby is mainly based on agriculture with some manufacturing and retail businesses located within the town limits as well. There are also several schools within the city limits which provide education for students from kindergarten through high school graduation.

Some notable landmarks in Crosby include the Divide County Courthouse which was built in 1915; St Patrick’s Catholic Church which was built in 1908; and the historic Crosby Hotel which was built in 1917 and now serves as an event center for weddings, reunions, graduations etc.

Crosby, North Dakota

Population: 1,089. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,017 (-6.6% change)
Males: 510 (46.8%), Females: 579 (53.2%)

Divide County

Zip code: 58730

Median resident age: 50.5 years
Median household income: $26,382
Median house value: $35,800

Races in Crosby:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: Norwegian (64.0%), German (24.8%), Swedish (7.0%), Irish (5.1%), English (4.8%), French (2.4%).

Elevation: 1964 feet

Land area: 1.3 square miles


Crosby, North Dakota is a small town located in Divide County. According to the 2010 census, the population of Crosby was 1,749 people. The population has remained fairly stable since then, with only a slight decrease in recent years.

The town has a variety of businesses and services for its residents, including grocery stores, banks, restaurants, and other amenities. The cost of living in Crosby is relatively low compared to other cities in the area. The median home value is $85,000 and the average rent is around $700 per month. In addition to these lower costs of living expenses, Crosby also has a low unemployment rate at just 3.3%.

Crosby is known for its friendly atmosphere and welcoming community. Residents enjoy spending time outdoors in the nearby parks or taking part in the many recreational activities offered by local organizations such as fishing tournaments or snowmobiling events. There are also plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation on nearby lakes or rivers like Lake Sakakawea and the Little Muddy River.

Overall, Crosby offers an affordable cost of living coupled with plenty of activities for residents to enjoy year-round. With its friendly atmosphere and welcoming community spirit, it’s easy to see why so many people choose to call Crosby home.

For population 25 years and over in Crosby

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 8.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Crosby city

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 16.7%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

2.8% Foreign born (1.7% North America, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -213 (-16.4%).


Hospital/medical center in Crosby:


Other hospitals/medical centers near Crosby:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Crosby:

  • SLOULIN FLD INTL (about 57 miles; WILLISTON, ND; Abbreviation: ISN)
  • MINOT AFB (about 140 miles; MINOT, ND; Abbreviation: MIB)
  • MINOT INTL (about 148 miles; MINOT, ND; Abbreviation: MOT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Crosby:

  • CROSBY MUNI (about 1 miles; CROSBY, ND; Abbreviation: D50)
  • COLUMBUS MUNI (about 36 miles; COLUMBUS, ND; Abbreviation: D49)
  • TIOGA MUNI (about 48 miles; TIOGA, ND; Abbreviation: D60)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Crosby:

  • MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 146 miles; MINOT, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,662)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 226 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 230 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 307 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 332 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 408 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 420 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)


Public high school in Crosby:

  • DIVIDE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 176; Location: 605 SE 4TH; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Crosby:

  • DIVIDE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 124; Location: 206 1ST ST NE; Grades: PK – 06)


Library in Crosby:

  • DIVIDE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $49,582; Location: 204 FIRST STREET NE; 32,134 books; 1,425 audio materials; 587 video materials; 47 serial subscriptions)


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