Dawson, North Dakota

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Population in 2019: 65 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.3%
 
Males: 37  (58.1%)
Females: 28  (41.9%)
Median resident age:

50.2 years
North Dakota median age:

35.5 years

Zip code: 58428

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,618 (it was $20,833 in 2000)
Dawson:

$44,618
ND:

$64,577

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $33,242 (it was $13,192 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $67,054 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Dawson:

$67,054
ND:

$205,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $77,568; detached houses: $103,922; mobile homes: $37,003
March 2019 cost of living index in Dawson: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.3%
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According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Dawson, North Dakota as of September 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dawson is 45 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (75.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1750 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 162 people per square mile   (very low).

Dawson, North Dakota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $654 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (48.7 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (338.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (689.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Tappen, ND (2.4 miles ),
Steele, ND (2.8 miles ),
Driscoll, ND (4.3 miles),
Robinson, ND (4.4 miles),
Pettibone, ND (4.5 miles),
Medina, ND (4.6 miles ),
Tuttle, ND (4.7 miles),
Streeter, ND (4.9 miles)

Latitude: 46.87 N, Longitude: 99.75 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

Distribution of median household income in Dawson, ND in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dawson, ND in 2019

Dawson satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
North Dakota:

4.1%

Average climate in Dawson, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dawson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.8 miles away from the Dawson city center killed 2 people and injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/11/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the city center caused $650,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dawson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Dakota state average. It is 37% greater 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 549.5 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 184.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 195.8 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 350.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 421.2 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 184.8 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 Kidder County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 10, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Dawson:

  • GOLDEN MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; STEELE, ND)

Heliports located in Dawson:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dawson:

  • University of Mary (about 49 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 51 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Northern State University (about 116 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Minot State University (about 120 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 140 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 142 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 142 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Points of interest:

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

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

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

DAWSON CAFE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dawson that have no violations reported:

  • ELKS CAMP GRASSICK (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

53.3%
Whole state:

60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Dawson:

Marital status in Dawson, ND
  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 31.7%

For population 25 years and over in Dawson:

  • High school or higher: 73.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 66.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.2
North Dakota average:

9.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dawson, ND (based on Kidder County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,18210
Evangelical Protestant5203
Catholic3252
None408-
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: 4
Kidder County:

17.24 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kidder County:

8.7%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$485
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$499
Totals for Government 0$0 8$984

Dawson government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($307.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($200.00)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($123.08)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($107.69)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($46.15)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($30.77)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($30.77)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,000 ($76.92)

Dawson government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($153.85)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($61.54)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($30.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($30.77)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($15.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($138.46)
    General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($76.92)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($76.92)

Dawson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $231,000 ($3553.85)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dawson:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dawson:

  • KQDY (94.5 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KYNU (98.3 FM; CARRINGTON, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 14.6mTotal length
  • 27,530Total average daily traffic
  • 6,101Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Dawson)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K0LI, Licensee ID: L01231481, Grant Date: 01/06/2007, Expiration Date: 03/27/2017, Cancellation Date: 03/28/2019, Registrant: Richard Neustel, Box 204, Dawson, ND 58428

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-602 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60AG (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 628JP, N628JP, N-628JP, Serial Number: 602-0564, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 12/06/1999, Certificate Issue Date: 12/18/2009
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Rod Mattern, 404 W Lakeview Ln, Dawson, ND 58428, Other Owners: Deborah Mattern
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/06/2018

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dawson, ND
  • 77.8%Utility gas
  • 16.7%Electricity
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Dawson 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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