Crystal, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 133 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.4%
 
Males: 65  (49.4%)
Females: 68  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  47.5 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 58222

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,154 (it was $28,571 in 2000)
Crystal:

$42,154
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,402 (it was $18,291 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $52,331 (it was $31,700 in 2000)
Crystal:

$52,331
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $34,566; Detached houses: $36,361; Mobile homes: $13,393
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  • White alone - 127 (92.0%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (5.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Crystal: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (34.5%), Irish (16.4%), Czech (9.9%), German (8.2%), English (6.0%), Swedish (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 905 feet

Land area: 0.65 square miles.

Population density: 204 people per square mile   (very low).

Crystal, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Crystal:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Crystal city:

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,176 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (1.4%)

Crystal satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (125.9 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (326.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (673.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hoople, ND (2.1 miles ), Canton City, ND (2.5 miles) , St. Thomas, ND (3.2 miles ), Mountain, ND (3.3 miles) , Edinburg, ND (3.4 miles ), Nash, ND (3.4 miles) , Auburn, ND (3.5 miles) , Cavalier, ND (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 48.60 N, Longitude: 97.67 W

Area code: 701

Crystal household income distribution Crystal home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -31 (-15.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (68%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (47%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)

Average climate in Crystal, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Crystal-area historical tornado activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the Crystal city center caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/19/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.0 miles away from the city center caused $200,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Crystal-area historical earthquake activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 82% 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 676.2 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 216.5 miles away from Crystal center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 212.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 314.3 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 197.9 miles away from Crystal center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 495.7 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 Pembina County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 26, Storms: 14, Snows: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Crystal topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Crystal:

  • WEDGEWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CAVALIER, ND)
  • FIRST CARE HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; PARK RIVER, ND)
  • FRIENDSHIP-605 (Hospital, about 15 miles away; PARK RIVER, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Crystal:

  • University of North Dakota (about 55 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 77 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 125 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 127 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 128 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Bemidji State University (about 151 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 169 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

Public elementary/middle school in Crystal:

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Notable location: Crystal Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Pembina 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 2012: 20.3%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.1%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Crystal 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 above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Crystal (2011 data):

  • First United Bank: at 600 North 6th Street, branch established on 2011/07/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $148.3 mil, Deposits: $128.6 mil, headquarters in Park River, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Holding Company Of Park River, Inc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Crystal city (based on Pembina County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.16%
Here: 84.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents35.4%27.1%12.5%8.2%7.8%
Congregations17.8%20.0%22.2%8.9%8.9%
NameAssemblies of GodEvangelical Free Church of AmericaConservative Baptist Association of America The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.7%1.0%1.0%1.0%
Congregations6.7%4.4%2.2%2.2%6.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Pembina County:

7.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Pembina County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

10.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Pembina County:

29.2%
North Dakota:

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

18.4%
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$750
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$101
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$597
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$31
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,479

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($90.23)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($60.15)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($52.63)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($30.08)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($22.56)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($22.56)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($15.04)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.52)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($7.52)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($150.38)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($75.19)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($37.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $8,000 ($60.15)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($15.04)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($15.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($60.15)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($150.38)
    NEC: $1,000 ($7.52)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $114,000 ($857.14)

4.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  0.51% ($25,563 average AGI)
from Walsh County, ND  0.51% ($26,875)


6.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.12% ($30,694 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.75% ($44,417)
to Walsh County, ND  0.50% ($29,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Crystal:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXPO (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KNDK (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LANGDON, ND; Owner: KNDK, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Crystal:

  • KYTZ (106.7 FM; WALHALLA, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAOC (105.1 FM; CAVALIER, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Crystal:

  • KNRR (Channel 12; PEMBINA, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KGFE (Channel 2; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K58BP (Channel 58; GLASSTON, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • WDAZ-TV (Channel 8; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $408,000
Total average daily traffic: 250
Total average daily truck traffic: 33
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 210

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 13552 Highway 66 (Lat: 48.600611 Lon: -97.721333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93.6 m, Call Sign: KNKN527
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/21/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Robert J Guntel, 13552 Highway 66 (Lat: 48.600611 Lon: -97.721333), Type: 93.6, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASA5REG
  • Stephanie I Jones, 13552 Highway 66 (Lat: 48.600611 Lon: -97.721333), Type: 93.6, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASA5REG

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-36-285 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 255 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 6-285-A (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 57620 , Serial Number: 36-7660018, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 10/31/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Carly M Augustin, 8404 Highway 18, Crystal, ND 58222
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-36-285 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 255 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 6-285-A (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 57721 , Serial Number: 36-7660044, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Carmen J Augustin, 8404 Highway 18, Crystal, ND 58222
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9439B , Serial Number: 172RG0822, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 02/27/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): Av Dak Inc, 8132 County Road 12, Crystal, ND 58222

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