Cathay, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 43 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.2%
Males: 24  (56.8%)
Females: 19  (43.2%)
Median resident age:  51.7 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58422

Estimated median household income in 2016: $58,091 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
Cathay:

$58,091
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,499 (it was $15,126 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $47,709 (it was $18,800 in 2000)
Cathay:

$47,709
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $42,245; Detached houses: $41,422
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    • 4297.7%White alone
    • 12.3%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cathay: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.0%), Scandinavian (10.0%), American (5.0%), English (5.0%), Norwegian (5.0%), Russian (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1580 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 235 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Cathay:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cathay city:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 22.8%

2 residents are foreign born (5.4% Europe).

This city:

5.4%
North Dakota:

3.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $488 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $210 (1.8%)

Cathay satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (82.2 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (343.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (698.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sykeston, ND (2.5 miles) , Fessenden, ND (3.5 miles ), Bowdon, ND (3.9 miles) , Hamberg, ND (3.9 miles) , Carrington, ND (3.9 miles ), New Rockford, ND (3.9 miles ), Heimdal, ND (4.4 miles) , Sheyenne, ND (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 47.55 N, Longitude: 99.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

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

3.0%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+5.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (43%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (67%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (29%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (21%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (67%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Cathay, North Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Cathay-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/1/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Cathay city center killed one person and injured 26 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/15/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cathay-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 72% 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 577.2 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 206.5 miles away from Cathay center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 231.0 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 197.1 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 388.7 miles away from Cathay center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 466.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 9, 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).
Cathay topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cathay:

  • 4TH CORPORATION-FESSENDEN (Hospital, about 12 miles away; FESSENDEN, ND)
  • 4TH CORPORATION-CARRINGTON (Hospital, about 15 miles away; CARRINGTON, ND)
  • LUTHERAN HOME OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; NEW ROCKFORD, ND)
  • 4TH CORP-NEW ROCKFORD (Hospital, about 16 miles away; NEW ROCKFORD, ND)
  • PRESENTATION HOSPICE OF CARRINGTON HEALTH CENTER (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CARRINGTON, ND)
  • GOLDEN ACRES MANOR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CARRINGTON, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cathay:

  • Bismarck State College (about 84 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 86 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Minot State University (about 100 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • University of North Dakota (about 112 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 131 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 134 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 134 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)

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Wells 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: 13.9%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.2%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
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:

8.2
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cathay city (based on Wells County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,5259
Evangelical Protestant1,19216
Catholic9734
None517-
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: 7
Wells County:

16.42 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Wells County:

9.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

21.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Wells County:

28.5%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cathay:

58.7%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.7%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Cathay:

28.8
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cathay:

26.2%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

17.2%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cathay:

7.1
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

49.6%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

47.7%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Cathay:

81.3%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cathay, 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 0$0 1$250
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$130
Totals for Government 0$0 4$380

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $11,000 ($255.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($69.77)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($23.26)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($23.26)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($23.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($186.05)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($116.28)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($46.51)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,000 ($162.79)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $3,000 ($69.77)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($23.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($46.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($116.28)
    General Support: $1,000 ($23.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $35,000 ($813.95)

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,327 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
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  0.55% ($21,700 average AGI)


5.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,071 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
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  0.72% ($48,308 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.61% ($31,545)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cathay:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 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.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KDAK (1600 AM; 1 kW; CARRINGTON, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING)
  • KHND (1470 AM; 1 kW; HARVEY, ND; Owner: THREE WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cathay:

  • KYNU (98.3 FM; CARRINGTON, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cathay)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1 Mi W & 1 Mi N (Lat: 47.573056 Lon: -99.436222), Call Sign: KNGA496
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.900 MHzGrant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2003Registrant: Geary Mccleery, 1368 71st Ave Se, Pingree, ND 58476-9619, Phone: (701) 285-3397
  • 2179 55th Ave Ne (Lat: 47.726833 Lon: -99.405750), Type: Bant, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 5.5 m, Call Sign: WQTJ896
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.612 MHzGrant Date: 02/20/2014, Expiration Date: 02/20/2024, Certifier: Celine BollingbergRegistrant: 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: WB0VHW, Licensee ID: L00305624, Grant Date: 01/23/2004, Expiration Date: 03/29/2014, Cancellation Date: 11/13/2010, Registrant: William R Ockert, 1119 Hwy 30, Cathay, ND 58422
  • Call Sign: ND0B, Previous Call Sign: WB0VHW, Licensee ID: L00305624, Grant Date: 11/13/2010, Expiration Date: 11/13/2020, Certifier: William R Ockert, Registrant: William R Ockert, 1119 Hwy 30, Cathay, ND 58422

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182S (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 213CM , Serial Number: 18280046, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 12/18/1997
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Kurt O Bollingberg, 5353 Highway 15, Cathay, ND 58422, Other Owners: Cheryl A Bollingberg
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 98PF , Serial Number: 28-8516044, Year manufactured: 1985, Airworthiness Date: 03/14/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Dale Mj Ripplinger, 112 5th St, Cathay, ND 58422

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

CATHAY CITY OF (Population served: 43, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-19-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2013)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-28-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In AUG-02-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2013)
  • Non-Acute MRDL - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-19-2012 to JUN-27-2012)
  • Non-Acute MRDL - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-19-2012 to JUN-27-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-24-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2011)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (75%)
  • Electricity (19%)

Cathay 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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