Dawson, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 61 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.7%
 
Males: 40  (66.7%)
Females: 21  (33.3%)
Median resident age:  50.2 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58428

Estimated median household income in 2016: $65,734 (it was $20,833 in 2000)
Dawson:

$65,734
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,348 (it was $13,192 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $27,742 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Dawson:

$27,742
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $35,912; Detached houses: $56,105; Mobile homes: $17,063
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    • 5691.8%White alone
    • 58.2%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dawson: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (50.0%), Norwegian (16.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1750 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 152 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Dawson:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 66.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dawson city:

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 38.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.8%
  • Divorced: 27.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $556 (1.9%)

Dawson satellite photo by USGS

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

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

2.8%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-3.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (67%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (40%)
  • Transportation occupations (33%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (58%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (33%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

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 near North Dakota state average. It is 69% 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 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 Dawson 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 Dawson 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 (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dawson topographic map

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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 2.3%
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.4
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

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Religion statistics for Dawson city (based on Kidder County data)

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
Here:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Kidder County:

27.5%
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 7$455
Totals for Government 0$0 7$455

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($147.54)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($131.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($65.57)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($49.18)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($16.39)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($16.39)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($16.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,000 ($229.51)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($114.75)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($81.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $4,000 ($65.57)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($49.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($81.97)
    General Support: $2,000 ($32.79)
  • Tax - NEC: $1,000 ($16.39)
    Property: $1,000 ($16.39)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $126,000 ($2065.57)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

5.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
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  1.26% ($37,167 average AGI)


7.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
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  2.98% ($35,931 average AGI)

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.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (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, Registrant: Richard Neustel, Box 204, Dawson, ND 58428

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-34AG (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 5850R , Serial Number: 502B-0685, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 05/27/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Rodney M Dba Mattern, Po Box 34, Dawson, ND 58561, Other Owners: Spray Service Mattern
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6186J , Serial Number: 28-7615326, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 06/02/1976
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Selmer Spitzer, Po Box B, Dawson, ND 58428, Other Owners: Phyllis K Spitzer
  • 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 , Serial Number: 602-0564, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 12/06/1999
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Rod Mattern, 404 W Lakeview Ln, Dawson, ND 58428, Other Owners: Deborah Mattern

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)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Electricity (19%)

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 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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