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Mayville, North Dakota
—  City  —
Location of Mayville, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°29′59″N 97°19′32″W / 47.49972°N 97.32556°W / 47.49972; -97.32556
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Traill
Founded 1881
 - Total 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 - Land 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 971 ft (296 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,953
 - Density 1,216.7/sq mi (469.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58257
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-51500[1]
GNIS feature ID 1030125[2]

Mayville is a city in Traill County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 1,953 at the 2000 census which makes Mayville the largest community in Traill County. Mayville was founded in 1881.

Mayville is often grouped with the neighboring city of Portland. The two towns are sometimes given the name May-Port. Mayville State University is located in Mayville.



Mayville is located at 47°29′59″N 97°19′32″W / 47.49972°N 97.32556°W / 47.49972; -97.32556 (47.499830, -97.325545).[3]

Mayville sits in the fertile Red River Valley on the banks of the Goose River. The Valley was once a part of glacial Lake Agassiz. As the glacier receded, it left the land very flat, but also very rich. The area around Mayville is prime agricultural land.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), all of it land.

In the summer of 2006, the community celebrated the city's 125th anniversary.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,953 people, 752 households, and 417 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,216.7 people per square mile (468.4/km²). There were 876 housing units at an average density of 545.7/sq mi (210.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.49% White, 0.26% African American, 1.48% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 752 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.5% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.82.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1920 1,218
1930 1,199 −1.6%
1940 1,351 12.7%
1950 1,790 32.5%
1960 2,168 21.1%
1970 2,554 17.8%
1980 2,255 −11.7%
1990 2,092 −7.2%
2000 1,953 −6.6%
Est. 2008 1,769 −9.4%

In the city the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 23.5% from 18 to 24, 18.3% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,635, and the median income for a family was $44,931. Males had a median income of $34,107 versus $21,615 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,079. About 6.2% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.


Mayville is the home of Mayville State University.

Mayville is served by the May-Port CG Public Schools system. "May-Port CG" stands for "Mayville-Portland-Clifford-Galesburg." This system operates Peter Boe, Jr. Elementary School, May-Port CG Middle School, and May-Port CG High School.


High school championships

  • State Class 'B' boys basketball: 1944, 1946, 1972, 1987, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003
  • State Class 'B' girls basketball: 1975
  • State Class 'B' football: 1977, 1984
  • State Class 'B' volleyball: 1999, 2001, Winter 2002


Mayville offers several parks with the largest being Island Park. The MayPort Community Center opened in 2000 and offers space for hockey games and other community events. The Mayville Water Park opened in 2002 and features one of the larger water slides in the area. Mayville is also home to the 9-hole Mayville Golf Club.



The Traill County Tribune


Mayville radio stations:

FM radio:

AM radio:

Notable native

  • Clarence Norman Brunsdale (1891 to 1978)- past North Dakota Governor and member of U.S. Senate
  • Gulbrand Hagen (1864 to 1919) - newspaper editor and publisher
  • Ben Jacobson - current men's basketball head coach at the University of Northern Iowa
  • Lute Olson - former men's basketball head coach at the University of Arizona


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