Harvey is a city in Wells County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 1,783 at the 2010 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 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,783 people, 824 households, and 476 families residing in the city. The population density was 948.4 inhabitants per square mile (366.2/km). There were 997 housing units at an average density of 530.3 per square mile (204.7/km). 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. 39.6% of all households 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.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,989 people, 926 households, and 529 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,031.8 people per square mile (397.9/km²). There were 1,056 housing units at an average density of 547.8 per square mile (211.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.20% White, 0.50% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.
There were 926 households out of which 21.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.8% were non-families. Of all households 40.7% were made up of individuals and 24.3% 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 2.73.
In the city, the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 31.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,017, and the median income for a family was $45,250. Males had a median income of $31,429 versus $16,534 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,477. About 6.6% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 24.4% of those age 65 or over.