Bowbells, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 365 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.1%
 
Males: 190  (52.1%)
Females: 175  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
North Dakota median age:  35.5 years

Zip codes: 58721.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,475 (it was $30,455 in 2000)
Bowbells:

$61,475
ND:

$55,759

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $37,280 (it was $15,491 in 2000)

Bowbells city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $80,165 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Bowbells:

$80,165
ND:

$155,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $84,685; Detached houses: $87,135; Mobile homes: $55,598

Median gross rent in 2013: $702.

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  • Races in Bowbells, ND (2010)

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    • 32295.8%White alone
    • 92.7%Asian alone
    • 20.6%American Indian alone
    • 20.6%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Two or more races

Races in Bowbells detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bowbells: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.5%), Norwegian (24.7%), Irish (16.1%), Swedish (11.5%), Danish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1959 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 460 people per square mile   (low).

Bowbells,ND real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Bowbells:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bowbells city:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 23.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
North Dakota:

1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $885 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $477 (0.6%)

Bowbells satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (153.6 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (500.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (854.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Flaxton, ND (3.1 miles) , Kenmare, ND (3.4 miles ), Lignite, ND (3.9 miles) , Portal, ND (4.4 miles) , Tolley, ND (4.4 miles) , Powers Lake, ND (5.0 miles ), Columbus, ND (5.0 miles) , Donnybrook, ND (5.1 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $205,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.80 N, Longitude: 102.25 W

Area code: 701

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

2.9%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -86 (-17.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (39%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (31%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (37%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Bowbells: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bowbells, North Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Bowbells-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/5/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the Bowbells city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/5/1969, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bowbells-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 62% 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 494.6 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 639.5 miles away from Bowbells center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 493.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/29/1998 at 03:31:58, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.7 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 116.5 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 361.5 miles away from Bowbells center
On 11/11/1998 at 11:59:37, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.5 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 Burke County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bowbells topographic map

Birthplace of: Les Jepsen - Basketball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Bowbells:

  • KENMARE COM HOSPITAL SNU (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; KENMARE, ND)

airports located in Bowbells:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bowbells:

  • Minot State University (about 58 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 153 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 160 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 246 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 283 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 285 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 288 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Public high school in Bowbells:

Public elementary/middle school in Bowbells:

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Notable locations in Bowbells: Bowbells Fire Protection District (A), Bowbells Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Northern Waterfowl Outfitters (Tours & Charters; Po Box 7).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 58.4. This is better than average.

City:

58.4
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.92. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.92
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.919. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.919
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 5.91. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.91
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.8%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.8%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Bowbells (2011 data):

  • Dacotah Bank: Bowbells Branch at 15 Main Street, branch established on 1903/11/01. Info updated 2007/08/07: Bank assets: $1,902.6 mil, Deposits: $1,684.0 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Dacotah Banks, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
North Dakota average:

10.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bowbells city (based on Burke County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,6449
Catholic3423
Evangelical Protestant1384
Other-2
None--
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
Burke County:

16.21 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Burke County:

27.8%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bowbells:

46.1%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.4%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Bowbells:

29.2
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bowbells:

28.0%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bowbells:

14.9%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

39.4%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Bowbells:

50.4%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.4%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bowbells, 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
Financial Administration 1$3,150$37,8000$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$180
Streets and Highways 1$3,978$47,7361$142
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$236
Local Libraries 0$0 1$87
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 2$7,128$42,7688$945

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($101.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000 ($87.67)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($60.27)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($43.84)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($38.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($30.14)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($19.18)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($2.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($5.48)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $50,000 ($136.99)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($19.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $51,000 ($139.73)
    Highways: $24,000 ($65.75)
  • Tax - Property: $21,000 ($57.53)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.74)

Bowbells government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $26,000 ($71.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $22,000 ($60.27)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $4,000 ($10.96)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $75,000 ($205.48)

9.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,640 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.82%
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  1.60% ($53,071 average AGI)


6.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,712 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Bowbells:

  • 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.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KTGO (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TIOGA, ND; Owner: TIOGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bowbells:

  • K222AC (92.3 FM; STANLEY, ND; Owner: WILLISTON CHRISTIAN RADIO)

Bowbells fatal accident list:

Apr 8, 1986 03:20 PM, 0000000000, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 280Total average daily traffic
  • 19Total average daily truck traffic
  • 280Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bowbells)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Bowbells, ND)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: N0WZT, Grant Date: 05/18/1993, Expiration Date: 05/18/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/19/2005, Registrant: Howard R Jacobson, 320 Railroad Ave, Bowbells, ND 58721
  • Call Sign: W0ABQ, Grant Date: 12/01/1995, Expiration Date: 12/01/2005, Cancellation Date: 12/04/2007, Registrant: Julius J Steffen, Main St, Bowbells, ND 58721
  • Call Sign: KD0FVE, Licensee ID: L01449180, Grant Date: 12/01/2008, Expiration Date: 12/01/2018, Cancellation Date: 10/05/2012, Certifier: Cedric Halvorson, Registrant: Cedric Halvorson, Bowbells, ND 58721
  • Call Sign: KD0JCD, Licensee ID: L01523448, Grant Date: 10/13/2009, Expiration Date: 10/13/2019, Certifier: Cedric Halvorson, Registrant: Bowbells School Amateur Radio Club, 200 Madison Ave, Bowbells, ND 58721
  • Call Sign: K0VOC, Previous Call Sign: KD0FVE, Licensee ID: L01449180, Grant Date: 10/05/2012, Expiration Date: 10/05/2022, Certifier: Cedric A Halvorson, Registrant: Cedric A Halvorson, Bowbells, ND 58721

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 70680 , Serial Number: 17699, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/16/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce E Anderson, Po Box 65, Bowbells, ND 58721
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 79314 , Serial Number: 17258039, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 03/06/1969
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Wayne S Jacobson, Po Box 173, Bowbells, ND 58721, Other Owners: Diana L Jacobson

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

BOWBELLS CITY OF (Population served: 336, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2014), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-13-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2012)
Most common first names in Bowbells, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Marie580.4 years
Lillian586.6 years
Clarence581.0 years
Alice582.4 years
Arthur477.2 years
Harold475.8 years
George485.5 years
Joseph483.7 years
Helen485.2 years
Raymond479.2 years
Most common last names in Bowbells, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson1379.5 years
Redmer1076.9 years
Swenson984.1 years
Cron883.3 years
Carlson671.8 years
Johnson677.1 years
Gullickson682.0 years
Hansen683.3 years
Melby685.7 years
Nelson673.1 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Bowbells compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
There are 3 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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