Des Lacs, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 208 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.5%
 
Males: 105  (50.8%)
Females: 103  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58733.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,939 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Des Lacs:

$70,939
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $35,592 (it was $12,369 in 2000)

Des Lacs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $102,821 (it was $55,900 in 2000)
Des Lacs:

$102,821
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $91,977; Detached houses: $111,588; Mobile homes: $53,508

Median gross rent in 2012: $479.

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Des Lacs races chart
  • White alone - 196 (96.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)

Races in Des Lacs detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Des Lacs: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.0%), Norwegian (29.8%), United States (9.4%), Irish (7.8%), English (5.7%), Swedish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1931 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 388 people per square mile   (very low).

Des Lacs,ND real estate house value index trend

Des Lacs, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Des Lacs:

  • High school or higher: 96.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Des Lacs city:

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 71.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $950 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (0.8%)

Des Lacs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (106.4 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (454.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (808.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Burlington, ND (2.5 miles ), Foxholm, ND (2.8 miles) , Berthold, ND (3.0 miles ), Minot, ND (3.6 miles ), Ruthville, ND (3.8 miles) , Carpio, ND (3.8 miles) , Minot AFB, ND (3.9 miles ), Surrey, ND (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $19,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $19,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.26 N, Longitude: 101.56 W

Area code: 701

Des Lacs household income distribution Des Lacs home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.9%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-2.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (22%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (42%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Work and jobs in Des Lacs: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Des Lacs, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Des Lacs-area historical tornado activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/5/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.6 miles away from the Des Lacs city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1974, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Des Lacs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 64% 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 502.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 652.6 miles away from Des Lacs center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 502.0 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 347.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 348.9 miles away from Des Lacs center
On 7/29/1998 at 03:31:58, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.7 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 144.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ward County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 9, Snows: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Des Lacs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Des Lacs:

  • REM ND INC-1404 (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MINOT, ND)
  • REM ND INC-1405 (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MINOT, ND)
  • TRINITY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MINOT, ND)
  • TRINITY HOSPITALS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MINOT, ND)
  • MANOR CARE HEALTH SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MINOT, ND)
  • TRINITY HOMES (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MINOT, ND)
  • TRINITY HOSPITAL - ST JOSEPHS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; MINOT, ND)

Amtrak station near Des Lacs:

  • 13 miles: MINOT (400 1ST AVE. S.W.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Des Lacs:

  • Minot State University (about 13 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 106 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 113 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 209 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 242 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Northern State University (about 243 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 244 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Public high school in Des Lacs:

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Notable location: Des Lacs Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Des Lacs Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.6%
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  79.5%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Des Lacs compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Des Lacs travel time to work - commute Des Lacs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (16%)

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 Des Lacs city (based on Ward County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.27%
Here: 55.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents35.6%30.5%7.9%4.0%3.0%
Congregations12.3%25.9%6.2%6.2%2.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneNorth American Baptist ConferenceOther
Adherents2.8%2.7%1.5%1.4%10.6%
Congregations2.5%3.7%4.9%1.2%34.6%
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: 9
Ward County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Ward County:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Ward County:

25.7%
North Dakota:

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

9.8%
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$325
Sewerage 0$0 1$125
Totals for Government 0$0 2$450

Des Lacs government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($43.27)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($28.85)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($24.04)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($14.42)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($14.42)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($9.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,000 ($67.31)

Des Lacs government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($33.65)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($14.42)
    All Other: $1,000 ($4.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($9.62)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($48.08)
    General Support: $5,000 ($24.04)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($14.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $65,000 ($312.50)

11.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.25%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

0.86% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,710 average AGI)
Ward County:

0.86%
North Dakota average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cass County, ND  0.33% ($35,920 average AGI)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.25% ($38,924)
from Williams County, ND  0.23% ($73,883)


8.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,776 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.96%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

0.78% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,154 average AGI)
Ward County:

0.78%
North Dakota average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Burleigh County, ND  0.41% ($37,838 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.31% ($92,250)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.19% ($44,224)

Strongest AM radio stations in Des Lacs:

  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Des Lacs:

  • KMXA-FM (99.9 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMPR (88.9 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIZZ (93.7 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYYX (97.1 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZPR (105.3 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHRT-FM (106.9 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING INC)
  • K220GC (91.9 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Des Lacs:

  • KXMC-TV (Channel 13; MINOT, ND; Owner: REITEN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KXND (Channel 24; MINOT, ND; Owner: PRIME CITIES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSRE (Channel 6; MINOT, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMOT (Channel 10; MINOT, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
  • KMCY (Channel 14; MINOT, ND; Owner: KBMY-KMCY, LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • SCOTT PFENNIG, Des Lacs, Nd (Lat: 48.259861 Lon: -101.561333), Type: 54.9, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 7018589715, Scottdp@srttel.Com, 3615 NORTH BROADWAY
  • Scott Pfennig, Des Lacs, Nd (Lat: 48.259861 Lon: -101.561333), Type: 54.9, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 7018589715, Scottdp@srttel.Com, 3615 NORTH BROADWAY

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 6 Mi Sw (Lat: 48.180278 Lon: -101.649889), Call Sign: WNBJ462, Licensee ID: L00050391
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/16/2004, Expiration Date: 01/03/2015
    Registrant: Terrence Haugen, 2815 226th St Sw, Des Lacs, ND 58733, Phone: (701) 725-4972
  • 1 Mi S Of Minot 14 Mi W And 1 Mi N (Lat: 48.195000 Lon: -101.582389), Call Sign: WZW644, Licensee ID: L00052114
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.005 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/21/2004, Expiration Date: 04/28/2014
    Registrant: Laurence Scheresky, 3715 184th St Sw, Des Lacs, ND 58733-9408
  • Rr Mp 13.9 (Lat: 48.259722 Lon: -101.567111), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPJV691
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.710 MHz, 161.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/23/2011, Expiration Date: 11/12/2021, Certifier: Robert C Leedham
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: STINSON 10A (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 32225 , Serial Number: 7874, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 11/02/1960
    Registrant (Individual): Todd D Tranby, Rr 1 Box 8, Des Lacs, ND 58733
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-11 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 78735 , Serial Number: 11-1487, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Terry T Berentson, Po Box 53, Des Lacs, ND 58733

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Service Call: 1
Most common last names in Des Lacs, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martin374.4 years
Becker275.0 years
Haugen268.0 years
Hanson278.0 years
Brown283.5 years
Johnson268.6 years
Mccormack282.4 years
Nienow280.0 years
Olson278.5 years
Opland280.5 years
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