Butte, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 69 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.0%
Males: 37  (54.9%)
Females: 32  (45.1%)
Median resident age:  49.6 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58723

Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,593 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Butte:

$41,593
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,799 (it was $15,826 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $43,555 (it was $10,700 in 2000)
Butte:

$43,555
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $44,236; Detached houses: $43,930

Median gross rent in 2016: $303.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Butte: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.7%), Norwegian (21.6%), Ukrainian (16.2%), French (10.8%), Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1740 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 275 people per square mile   (very low).

Butte, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Butte:

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Butte city:

  • Never married: 13.3%
  • Now married: 78.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

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

Butte city:  1.9% ($199)
North Dakota:  1.8% ($1,247)

Butte satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (71.0 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (404.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (758.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kief, ND (2.7 miles) , Balfour, ND (3.2 miles) , Bergen, ND (3.4 miles) , Ruso, ND (3.5 miles) , Drake, ND (3.9 miles ), Voltaire, ND (3.9 miles) , Karlsruhe, ND (4.2 miles) , Benedict, ND (4.4 miles) .

Latitude: 47.84 N, Longitude: 100.66 W

Area code: 701

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

3.0%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -36 (-28.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (40%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Other services, except public administration (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (35%)
  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Community and social service occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (23%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)

Average climate in Butte, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 6/5/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.6 miles away from the Butte city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/1/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 55.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 26 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Butte-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 67% 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 528.5 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 257.8 miles away from Butte center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 265.5 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 354.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 682.0 miles away from Butte center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 356.2 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).
Butte topographic map

Birthplace of: Isidore Charles Nollet - Soilder.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Butte:

  • Minot State University (about 41 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 71 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 78 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 167 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 193 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 195 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Northern State University (about 195 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.2%
Average household size:
This city:  1.7 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  42.5%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.5%
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:

8.7
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

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Religion statistics for Butte city (based on McLean County data)

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
McLean County:

3.61 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

8.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
McLean 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 6$332
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$80
Totals for Government 0$0 7$412

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,000 ($130.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($101.45)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($72.46)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($43.48)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($28.99)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($14.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,000 ($202.90)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($86.96)
    All Other: $2,000 ($28.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($72.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $18,000 ($260.87)
    Highways: $5,000 ($72.46)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($14.49)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $113,000 ($1637.68)

7.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($64,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
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 Burleigh County, ND  1.47% ($51,981 average AGI)
from Ward County, ND  0.92% ($38,912)
from Morton County, ND  0.35% ($43,923)


6.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
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 Burleigh County, ND  1.93% ($38,314 average AGI)
to Ward County, ND  0.86% ($42,806)
to Morton County, ND  0.33% ($45,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Butte:

  • 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.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KHND (1470 AM; 1 kW; HARVEY, ND; Owner: THREE WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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 Butte:

  • 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 Butte:

  • 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.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Lynn A Nelson, South Of State Route 53, 4.5 Miles Southwest Of Butte, Nd (Dogden Butte) (Lat: 47.819722 Lon: -100.760833), Type: 54.9, Overall height: 54.9 m, Registrant: 7018389715, , 24 2ND AVENUE, SE
  • Lynn A Nelson, South Of State Route 53, 4.5 Miles Southwest Of Butte, Nd (Dogden Butte) (Lat: 47.819722 Lon: -100.760833), Type: 54.9, Overall height: 54.9 m, Registrant: 7018389715, , 24 2ND AVENUE, SE
  • 7.24 Km Wsw (Lat: 47.820000 Lon: -100.759167), Type: 70.1, Overall height: 60.3 m, Registrant: 7013286935, Ccmail.Jday@ranch.State.Nd.Us, 216 AIRPORT RD

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 4.5 Mi W Then 1/2 Mi S (Lat: 47.819444 Lon: -100.759306), Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WNZE414, Licensee ID: L00006083
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.887 MHzGrant Date: 04/30/1997, Expiration Date: 04/30/2002, Cancellation Date: 07/21/2002Registrant: Kotana Communications Inc, 1819 1st Ave W, Williston, ND 58801, Phone: (701) 774-8001

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Butte High School Bldg (Lat: 47.837778 Lon: -100.662639), Call Sign: KGL463
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.820 MHzGrant Date: 12/06/2012, Expiration Date: 02/22/2023Registrant: Electronic Communications, Bismarck, ND 58501, Phone: (701) 258-7698, Fax: (701) 223-4200, Email:
  • 4 1/8 Mi Wsw (Lat: 47.818056 Lon: -100.758472), Call Sign: KNFF835
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.325 MHzGrant Date: 01/19/2012, Expiration Date: 03/12/2022Registrant: Nddot, 216 Airport Road, Bismarck, ND 58504, Phone: (701) 328-6935, Email:
  • 3rd Ave & Main St (Lat: 47.837778 Lon: -100.662639), Call Sign: KRC23
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.980 MHzGrant Date: 07/21/2011, Expiration Date: 10/02/2021Registrant: Electronic Communications, 709 6th Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501, Phone: (701) 258-7698, Fax: (701) 223-4200, Email:
  • 6.5 Mi W (Lat: 47.829167 Lon: -100.749306), Call Sign: WQY804
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.325 MHzGrant Date: 08/07/2000, Expiration Date: 10/18/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006Registrant: Daniel Movchan, Butte, ND 58723, Phone: (701) 626-7152
  • 11 Mi S & 1 Mi E (Lat: 47.670000 Lon: -100.644028), Call Sign: KGC894
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.960 MHzGrant Date: 02/10/2012, Expiration Date: 02/27/2022Registrant: Team Electronics Inc, 1100 31st Ave Sw, Minot, ND 58701, Phone: (701) 852-3270, Fax: (701) 852-3282, Email:
  • 6 Mi Sw (Lat: 47.816667 Lon: -100.767083), Call Sign: WYL744
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.605 MHzGrant Date: 05/03/2014, Expiration Date: 07/19/2024, Certifier: Marty L BerlingerRegistrant: Otter Tail Power Company, 215 South Cascade Street, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, Phone: (218) 739-8584, Fax: (218) 739-8632, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 4 Miles W 1.7 Miles S (Lat: 47.814167 Lon: -100.763472), Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WMU367, Licensee ID: L00010623
    Assigned Frequencies: 1990.00 MHzGrant Date: 11/24/1993, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2009Registrant: Reiten Television, Inc., 2121 Second Street, Se P.O. Box 1686, Minot, ND 58702-1686
  • 4mi W 1.7m S (Lat: 47.814167 Lon: -100.763472), Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: KAM52, Licensee ID: L00010623
    Assigned Frequencies: 1990.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/25/1984, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2009Registrant: Reiten Television, Inc., 2121 Second Street, Se P.O. Box 1686, Minot, ND 58702-1686
  • 4 Mi W, 1.7 Mi S (Lat: 47.814167 Lon: -100.763472), Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WGH925, Licensee ID: L00004985
    Assigned Frequencies: 2008.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/23/1985, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/03/2006Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., Po Box 3240, Fargo, ND 58108-3240

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

HUNTERS LODGE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2011)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

Butte compared to North Dakota 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 significantly 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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