Buchanan, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 109 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +41.6%
Males: 42  (39.1%)
Females: 67  (60.9%)
Median resident age:  29.3 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58420

Estimated median household income in 2016: $96,965 (it was $53,333 in 2000)
Buchanan:

$96,965
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $30,482 (it was $18,024 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $94,744 (it was $27,900 in 2000)
Buchanan:

$94,744
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $111,854; Detached houses: $111,115
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Buchanan: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (75.0%), Norwegian (4.2%), Polish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1551 feet

Land area: 0.08 square miles.

Population density: 1,389 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Buchanan:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buchanan city:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 72.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $733 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $609 (0.5%)

Buchanan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (93.7 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (303.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (657.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pingree, ND (2.8 miles) , Spiritwood Lake, ND (3.5 miles) , Jamestown, ND (3.5 miles ), Courtenay, ND (4.1 miles) , Kensal, ND (4.1 miles) , Spiritwood, ND (4.2 miles) , Cleveland, ND (4.3 miles) , Wimbledon, ND (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.06 N, Longitude: 98.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

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

2.2%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +37 (+92.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Wholesale trade (26%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (32%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (20%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (32%)
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Community and social service occupations (16%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (48%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (28%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Buchanan, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Buchanan-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.2 miles away from the Buchanan city center caused $650,000 in damages.

On 7/18/2004, a category F4 tornado 28.8 miles away from the city center caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buchanan-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 74% 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 595.1 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 164.3 miles away from Buchanan center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 199.0 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 154.5 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 128.6 miles away from Buchanan center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 395.0 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 Stutsman County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 20, Storms: 11, Snows: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buchanan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Buchanan:

  • AVE MARIA VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; JAMESTOWN, ND)
  • ALPHA OPPORTUNITIES-1510 (Hospital, about 12 miles away; JAMESTOWN, ND)
  • ANNE CARLSEN CENTER FOR CHILDREN (Hospital, about 12 miles away; JAMESTOWN, ND)
  • JAMESTOWN HOSP HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; JAMESTOWN, ND)
  • MEDCENTER ONE SAT - JAMESTOWN (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; JAMESTOWN, ND)
  • ALPHA OPPORTUNITIES 112 (Hospital, about 13 miles away; JAMESTOWN, ND)
  • EVENTIDE AT HI-ACRES MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; JAMESTOWN, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buchanan:

  • University of Mary (about 94 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 96 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 97 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 99 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 99 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • University of North Dakota (about 102 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northern State University (about 113 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)

Public elementary/middle school in Buchanan:

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Stutsman 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%
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Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.0%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  12.5%
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:

4.6
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Buchanan city (based on Stutsman County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,09920
Catholic2,6636
Evangelical Protestant2,65421
Other3052
None7,379-
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: 5
Stutsman County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Stutsman County:

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

11.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Stutsman County:

29.4%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.9%
State:

13.0%
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 0$0 1$110
Totals for Government 0$0 1$110

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,000 ($82.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($55.05)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($45.87)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($18.35)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.17)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($9.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($91.74)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($55.05)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($45.87)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $3,000 ($27.52)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($18.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($27.52)
    General Support: $1,000 ($9.17)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($36.70)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $72,000 ($660.55)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

5.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,676 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
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 Cass County, ND  0.84% ($21,451 average AGI)
from Barnes County, ND  0.32% ($38,815)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.28% ($43,333)


6.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,284 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
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 Cass County, ND  1.03% ($28,545 average AGI)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.46% ($29,103)
to Barnes County, ND  0.32% ($34,963)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buchanan:

  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQDJ (1400 AM; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, 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)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buchanan:

  • KYNU (98.3 FM; CARRINGTON, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXGT (95.5 FM; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSJZ (93.3 FM; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPRJ (91.5 FM; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Buchanan:

  • KJRR (Channel 7; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KCSI-LP (Channel 32; WINDSOR, ETC., ND; Owner: CABLE SERVICES, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • BUCHANAN BPS, Buchanan Bps - 7705 24th St Se (Lat: 47.066639 Lon: -98.868278), Type: Mast, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQGN729
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.456 MHzGrant Date: 03/12/2007, Expiration Date: 03/12/2017, Certifier: Gary SchultzRegistrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:
  • 7420 24th St. Se (Lat: 47.065556 Lon: -98.930722), Type: Silo, Structure height: 19 m, Overall height: 23 m, Call Sign: WQSL887
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.990 MHzGrant Date: 10/28/2013, Expiration Date: 10/28/2023, Certifier: Wade ReadelRegistrant: Jamestown Communications, Inc., 2703 Hwy 281 So, Jamestown, ND 58402-1933, Phone: (701) 252-3590, Fax: (701) 252-3591, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0PEG, Licensee ID: L00270816, Grant Date: 10/06/1994, Expiration Date: 10/06/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/07/2006, Registrant: Amos J Diede, 7055 25 R St Se, Buchanan, ND 58420
  • Call Sign: KC0EON, Grant Date: 12/04/1998, Expiration Date: 12/04/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/07/2010, Registrant: Richard A Perleberg, 7600 28 R St Se, Buchanan, ND 58420

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 71420 , Serial Number: 18259616, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 02/14/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Owen B Olson, 6737 27th St Se, Buchanan, ND 58420
  • 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: 83082 , Serial Number: 7AC-1738, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 11/29/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Darald O Olson, 2720 68th Ave Se, Buchanan, ND 58420
  • Aircraft: EAGLE AIRCRAFT CO EAGLE DW-1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8806D , Serial Number: DW-1-0040-81, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 10/28/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): Olson Aerial Applications Inc, 2720 68th Ave Se, Buchanan, ND 58420

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (45%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Other fuel (10%)

Buchanan compared to North Dakota state average:

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