Balfour, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 28 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +40.0%
Males: 12  (45.5%)
Females: 16  (54.5%)
Median resident age:  59.8 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58712

Estimated median household income in 2016: $18,092 (it was $7,917 in 2000)
Balfour:

$18,092
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,097 (it was $5,408 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $35,162 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Balfour:

$35,162
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $106,757; Detached houses: $106,052
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  • Races in Balfour, ND (2010)

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    • 2492.3%White alone
    • 13.8%American Indian alone
    • 13.8%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Balfour: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (25.0%), Norwegian (25.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1615 feet

Land area: 0.49 square miles.

Population density: 58 people per square mile   (very low).

Balfour, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Balfour:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Balfour city:

  • Never married: 58.2%
  • Now married: 25.1%
  • Separated: 8.1%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Balfour city:  2.0% ($199)
North Dakota:  1.8% ($1,247)

Balfour satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (79.5 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (402.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (757.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kief, ND (2.5 miles) , Drake, ND (2.8 miles ), Bergen, ND (3.0 miles) , Butte, ND (3.2 miles) , Karlsruhe, ND (3.2 miles) , Anamoose, ND (3.8 miles ), Voltaire, ND (3.9 miles) , Orrin, ND (4.4 miles) .

Latitude: 47.95 N, Longitude: 100.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

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

3.2%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-39.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (50%)
  • Educational services (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Average climate in Balfour, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Balfour-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.0 miles away from the Balfour city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/5/1956, a category F3 tornado 40.2 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Balfour-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 68% 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 537.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 264.0 miles away from Balfour center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 264.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 364.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 366.0 miles away from Balfour center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 537.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McHenry County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 13, Snows: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Balfour topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Balfour:

  • Minot State University (about 41 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 80 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 86 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 161 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 190 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 192 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 192 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)

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McHenry 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: 36.4%
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  42.9%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
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:

2.9
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Balfour city (based on McHenry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,79416
Catholic1,3705
Evangelical Protestant4987
Other3-
None730-
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: 3
McHenry County:

5.76 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
McHenry County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

11.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
McHenry County:

27.9%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Balfour:

44.9%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.0%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.7
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Balfour:

18.7%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Balfour:

23.6%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

47.9%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Balfour:

49.1%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.1%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Balfour, 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

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($35.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($35.71)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($35.71)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($35.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($71.43)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($35.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($35.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($35.71)
    Highways: $1,000 ($35.71)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,000 ($142.86)

6.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,079 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.71%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ward County, ND  2.13% ($36,188 average AGI)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,504 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
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 Ward County, ND  2.59% ($34,345 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.45% ($34,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Balfour:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KHND (1470 AM; 1 kW; HARVEY, ND; Owner: THREE WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KZZJ (1450 AM; 1 kW; RUGBY, ND; Owner: RUGBY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Balfour:

  • KYYX (97.1 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMPR (88.9 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Balfour:

  • KXMC-TV (Channel 13; MINOT, ND; Owner: REITEN TELEVISION, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • JIM C THOMAS, 187 Hwy 52 West (Lat: 47.968056 Lon: -100.600139), Type: 51.8, Overall height: 46 m, Registrant: 6123478191
  • JAMES C THOMAS, 187 Hwy 52 West (Lat: 47.968056 Lon: -100.600139), Type: 51.8, Overall height: 46 m, Registrant: 6123478191
  • Michael J Nilson, Missile Alert Facility A-1 (Lat: 47.714194 Lon: -101.010111), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 7017234873, Mike.Nilson@minot.Af.Mil, 445 PEACEKEEPER PLACE
  • Mike J Nilson, Missile Alert Facility A-1 (Lat: 47.714194 Lon: -101.010111), Type: 91.4, Structure height: 38055 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 7017234873, Mike.Nilson@minot.Af.Mil, 445 PEACEKEEPER PLACE

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Electricity (22%)

Balfour compared to North Dakota state average:

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