Benedict, North Dakota

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Population in 2017: 75 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +41.5%
Males: 38  (51.2%)
Females: 37  (48.8%)
Median resident age:

48.9 years
North Dakota median age:

35.4 years

Zip code: 58716

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,525 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Benedict:

$57,525
ND:

$61,843

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $42,727 (it was $22,303 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $65,280 (it was $22,900 in 2000)
Benedict:

$65,280
ND:

$194,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $55,813; detached houses: $72,043; mobile homes: $4,058
March 2019 cost of living index in Benedict: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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  • Races in Benedict, ND (2010)
    • 6192.4%White alone
    • 23.0%Two or more races
    • 23.0%Hispanic
    • 11.5%Black alone
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Ancestries: Dutch (38.5%), German (23.1%), Russian (23.1%), Norwegian (15.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2090 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 298 people per square mile   (very low).

Benedict, North Dakota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $694 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $308 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (71.8 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (421.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (775.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ruso, ND (2.6 miles),
Max, ND (3.1 miles ),
Voltaire, ND (4.1 miles),
Velva, ND (4.2 miles ),
Sawyer, ND (4.2 miles ),
Butte, ND (4.4 miles),
Douglas, ND (4.4 miles),
Garrison, ND (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 47.83 N, Longitude: 101.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

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

Benedict satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
North Dakota:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+1.9%).

Average climate in Benedict, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Benedict, North Dakota average temperatures Benedict, North Dakota average precipitation Benedict, North Dakota humidity Benedict, North Dakota wind speed Benedict, North Dakota snowfall Benedict, North Dakota sunshine Benedict, North Dakota clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.4. This is about average.

City:

62.4
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.10. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.10
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.623. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.623
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.52. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.52
U.S.:

19.64
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.92. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.92
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

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

On 6/5/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Benedict city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1956, a category F3 tornado 42.0 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benedict-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 65% 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 510.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 663.4 miles away from Benedict center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 340.6 miles away from Benedict center
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 262.7 miles away from Benedict 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 510.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 341.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McLean County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 9, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benedict topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benedict:

  • Minot State University (about 31 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 71 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 79 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 187 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northern State University (about 206 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 211 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 214 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Points of interest:

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McLean County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Benedict and their reported violations in the past:

BENEDICT CITY OF (Population served: 66, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chloramine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-12-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
North Dakota:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.3%
Whole state:

60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

12.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 3.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Benedict:

Marital status in Benedict, ND
  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 74.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 3.3%

For population 25 years and over in Benedict:

  • High school or higher: 71.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 58.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
North Dakota average:

9.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Benedict, ND (based on McLean County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,78919
Catholic2,2308
Evangelical Protestant2,15215
Orthodox101
Other1-
None780-
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
Here:

3.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
McLean County:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
McLean County:

8.41 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
McLean County:

13.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

8.8%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
North Dakota:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$36
Financial Administration 0$0 1$26
Totals for Government 0$0 5$62

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $16,000 ($213.33)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($173.33)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($53.33)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($40.00)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($26.67)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($13.33)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($13.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,000 ($13.33)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $16,000 ($213.33)
    Special Assessments: $6,000 ($80.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($320.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($200.00)
    Highways: $6,000 ($80.00)
  • Tax - Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($13.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $59,000 ($786.67)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,000 ($106.67)

5.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($53,946 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
North Dakota average:

8.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Burleigh County, ND  1.55% ($46,639 average AGI)
from Ward County, ND  1.06% ($70,500)

Businesses in Benedict, ND

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 2

Strongest AM radio stations in Benedict:

  • 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.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benedict:

  • KYYX (97.1 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMPR (88.9 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZPR (105.3 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIZZ (93.7 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHRT-FM (106.9 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING INC)

TV broadcast stations around Benedict:

  • KXMC-TV (Channel 13; MINOT, ND; Owner: REITEN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSRE (Channel 6; MINOT, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXND (Channel 24; MINOT, ND; Owner: PRIME CITIES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMCY (Channel 14; MINOT, ND; Owner: KBMY-KMCY, LLC)
  • KMOT (Channel 10; MINOT, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.7mTotal length
  • 150Total average daily traffic
  • 19Total average daily truck traffic
  • 220Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Benedict)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2388 18th Street Nw (Lat: 47.816667 Lon: -100.767083), Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Overall height: 35 m, Call Sign: WPMY511,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.525 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/1999, Expiration Date: 03/29/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/30/2004, Certifier: Robert Voth, Registrant: Robert Voth, 2388 18th St Nw, Benedict, ND 58716-9548, Phone: (701) 448-2689

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Benedict, 6.4 Mi N (Lat: 47.921944 Lon: -101.080000), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 52 m, Overall height: 54 m, Call Sign: WQKW536,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, Grant Date: 10/06/2009, Expiration Date: 10/06/2019, Certifier: David J Schneider Pe, Registrant: Basin Electric Power Cooperative, 1717 E. Interstate Ave., Bismarck, ND 58503, Phone: (701) 557-5672, Fax: (701) 224-5322, Email:
  • BENEDICT JC, 6.5 Mi N Of (Lat: 47.922222 Lon: -101.077361), Overall height: 43.6 m, Call Sign: KAX43,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, Grant Date: 09/06/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2005, Registrant: Qwest Corporation, 700 W. Mineral Ave., Rm. Ia-C7.18, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone: (303) 707-8714, Fax: (303) 707-9711, Email:
  • STATION, 6.4 Mi N Of (Lat: 47.921944 Lon: -101.079861), Overall height: 53.6 m, Call Sign: WHC467,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6780.00 MHz, 6820.00 MHz, 6840.00 MHz, 6810.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2008, Expiration Date: 09/25/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/09/2017, Registrant: Basin Electric Power Cooperative, 1717 East Interstate Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58503, Phone: (701) 223-0441, Fax: (701) 224-5322, Email:
  • BENE JCT, 7 Mi N (Lat: 47.922222 Lon: -101.077361), Overall height: 43.6 m, Call Sign: WHT205, Licensee ID: L00009440,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6404.79 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/26/2010, Registrant: Srt Communications, Inc.

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1946Z , Serial Number: 7AC29, Year manufactured: 1945, Airworthiness Date: 03/11/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 01/26/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce D Marchand, 108 Charles St Box 217, Benedict, ND 58716
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3938K , Serial Number: 28-23813, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 10/06/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 06/21/1988
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Palmer A Lindlauf, 2387 29th St Nw, Benedict, ND 58716, Other Owners: Helen M Lindlauf

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benedict, ND
  • 71.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benedict, ND
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 50.0%Electricity


Benedict compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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