Alsen, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 34 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -50.0%
Males: 20  (59.7%)
Females: 14  (40.3%)
Median resident age:  31.2 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip codes: 58311, 58338, 58352.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $64,130 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Alsen:

$64,130
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $30,835 (it was $12,982 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $33,003 (it was $20,800 in 2000)
Alsen:

$33,003
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $38,570; Detached houses: $38,316
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alsen: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (79.3%), American (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1580 feet

Land area: 29.3 square miles.

Population density: 1.2 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Alsen:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alsen city:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 19.4%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 1.8%

8 residents are foreign born (11.8% Europe).

This city:

11.8%
North Dakota:

1.9%



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Alsen, North Dakota as of January 21, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Alsen to the number of sex offenders is 67 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $797 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $399 (1.4%)

Alsen satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (150.1 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (361.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (712.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hampden, ND (2.6 miles) , Munich, ND (2.6 miles ), Loma, ND (2.9 miles) , Calio, ND (3.2 miles) , Starkweather, ND (3.8 miles) , Nekoma, ND (4.0 miles) , Langdon, ND (4.2 miles ), Egeland, ND (4.2 miles) .

Latitude: 48.63 N, Longitude: 98.71 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

Alsen household income distribution Alsen home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.3%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -45 (-39.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (92%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (42%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (46%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (46%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (33%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Alsen, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alsen-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.3 miles away from the Alsen city center caused $1 million in damages.

On 6/21/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alsen-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 632.6 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 239.9 miles away from Alsen center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 307.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 233.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 214.6 miles away from Alsen center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 459.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cavalier County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 13, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alsen topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alsen:

  • University of North Dakota (about 90 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 122 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • Minot State University (about 122 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 149 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 152 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 152 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Bismarck State College (about 159 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)

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Cavalier County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.8%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
North Dakota average:

9.6

Alsen travel time to work - commute Alsen mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Alsen city (based on Cavalier County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,64210
Catholic1,2934
Evangelical Protestant2106
None848-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Cavalier County:

10.27 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Cavalier County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Cavalier County:

27.6%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Alsen:

44.7%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Alsen:

48.8%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Alsen:

28.6
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

26.1%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

19.3%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Alsen:

7.0
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

48.5%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

49.1%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Alsen:

82.1%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alsen, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$850
Sewerage 0$0 1$43
Electric Power 0$0 1$22
Totals for Government 0$0 3$915

Alsen government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Natural Resources - Other: $60,000 ($1764.71)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($176.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($117.65)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($58.82)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($29.41)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($29.41)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($29.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $38,000 ($1117.65)

Alsen government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($58.82)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($58.82)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $70,000 ($2058.82)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,000 ($88.24)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($58.82)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($29.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($147.06)
    General Support: $2,000 ($58.82)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($176.47)

Alsen government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $50,000 ($1470.59)

4.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,651 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,233 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grand Forks County, ND  1.17% ($44,300 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.93% ($40,688)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alsen:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KNDK (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LANGDON, ND; Owner: KNDK, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDLR (1240 AM; 1 kW; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: DOUBLE Z BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alsen:

  • KYTZ (106.7 FM; WALHALLA, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAOC (105.1 FM; CAVALIER, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNDK-FM (95.7 FM; LANGDON, ND; Owner: KNDK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alsen:

  • KGFE (Channel 2; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAZ-TV (Channel 8; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 8937 94th Avenue Ne (Lat: 48.635167 Lon: -98.622861), Call Sign: WQSZ274
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.250 MHz, 452.800 MHzGrant Date: 12/12/2013, Expiration Date: 12/12/2023, Certifier: Mark CheatleyRegistrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (82%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)

Alsen compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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