Balta, North Dakota

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Population in 2017: 60 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -17.8%
 
Males: 31  (52.0%)
Females: 29  (48.0%)
Median resident age:

22.6 years
North Dakota median age:

35.4 years

Zip code: 58368

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,771 (it was $22,813 in 2000)
Balta:

$40,771
ND:

$61,843

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,393 (it was $10,645 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $38,769 (it was $13,600 in 2000)
Balta:

$38,769
ND:

$194,700

Median gross rent in 2017: $486.

March 2019 cost of living index in Balta: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.3%
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Ancestries: German (47.4%), English (23.7%), Norwegian (15.8%), American (5.3%), Swedish (5.3%), German Russian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1542 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 269 people per square mile   (very low).

Balta, North Dakota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,207 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $223 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (99.9 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (390.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (744.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Orrin, ND (2.8 miles),
Rugby, ND (3.7 miles ),
Esmond, ND (3.9 miles),
Knox, ND (4.5 miles),
Towner, ND (4.6 miles ),
Anamoose, ND (4.7 miles ),
Selz, ND (4.7 miles),
Drake, ND (4.8 miles )

Latitude: 48.17 N, Longitude: 100.04 W

Area code: 701

Distribution of median household income in Balta, ND in 2017
Distribution of house value in Balta, ND in 2017

Balta satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Average climate in Balta, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Balta-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the Balta city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/21/1973, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Balta-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 71% 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 564.0 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 255.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 275.1 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 391.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 393.0 miles away from Balta center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 247.0 miles away from Balta center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 11, Snows: 4, 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).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Balta:

  • HEART OF AMERICA NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; RUGBY, ND)

Amtrak station near Balta:

  • 15 miles: RUGBY (201 W. DEWEY ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Balta:

  • Minot State University (about 59 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 101 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 106 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 139 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 175 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 178 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 178 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)

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Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
North Dakota:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.7%
Whole state:

60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

13.3%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 3.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Balta:

Marital status in Balta, ND
  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 19.9%

For population 25 years and over in Balta:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

2.6
North Dakota average:

9.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Balta, ND (based on Pierce County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,5623
Mainline Protestant1,3867
Evangelical Protestant4264
Other11
None982-
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: 1
Here:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Pierce County:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

12.18 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

8.7%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.7%
State:

27.6%
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
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$400
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$255
Financial Administration 0$0 1$163
Totals for Government 0$0 5$818

Balta government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $8,000 ($133.33)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($66.67)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($66.67)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($50.00)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($33.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,000 ($166.67)

Balta government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $6,000 ($100.00)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($50.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($16.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($16.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($100.00)
    General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($83.33)

Balta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,000 ($1683.33)

Strongest AM radio stations in Balta:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KZZJ (1450 AM; 1 kW; RUGBY, ND; Owner: RUGBY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, 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.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Balta, ND
  • 90.9%Electricity
  • 4.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Balta, ND
  • 80.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.0%Other fuel


Balta compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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