Drake, North Dakota

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Population in 2017: 274 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.9%
 
Males: 133  (48.8%)
Females: 141  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
North Dakota median age:

35.4 years

Zip codes: 58736.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,771 (it was $22,813 in 2000)
Drake:

$40,771
ND:

$61,843

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,949 (it was $13,023 in 2000)

Drake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $45,611 (it was $16,000 in 2000)
Drake:

$45,611
ND:

$194,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $80,695; detached houses: $82,629; mobile homes: $71,007

Median gross rent in 2017: $549.

March 2019 cost of living index in Drake: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.3%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Drake, ND (2010)
    • 26295.3%White alone
    • 72.5%Hispanic
    • 51.8%Two or more races
    • 10.4%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (63.3%), Ukrainian (7.3%), Irish (6.0%), Russian (5.3%), Norwegian (4.7%), English (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1682 feet

Land area: 1.97 square miles.

Population density: 139 people per square mile   (very low).

Drake, North Dakota map

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
North Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $684 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $545 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (79.1 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (395.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (749.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Anamoose, ND (2.6 miles ),
Balfour, ND (2.8 miles),
Kief, ND (2.8 miles),
Martin, ND (3.7 miles),
Butte, ND (3.9 miles),
Orrin, ND (3.9 miles),
Karlsruhe, ND (4.0 miles),
Bergen, ND (4.1 miles)

Latitude: 47.92 N, Longitude: 100.37 W

Area code: 701

Distribution of median household income in Drake, ND in 2017
Distribution of house value in Drake, ND in 2017
Drake satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $64,000
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
North Dakota:

3.0%
Most common industries in Drake, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (18.3%)
  • Educational services (18.3%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Truck transportation (6.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (35.7%)
  • Educational services (19.6%)
  • Truck transportation (12.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.6%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
  • Chemicals (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.0%)
  • Health care (17.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (15.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.4%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
Most common occupations in Drake, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.1%)
  • Carpenters (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Electricians (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19.6%)
  • Carpenters (12.5%)
  • Electricians (8.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Top executives (5.4%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)

Average climate in Drake, North Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Drake-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the Drake city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/5/1956, a category F3 tornado 45.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Drake-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 543.4 miles away from Drake 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 257.6 miles away from Drake center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 260.7 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 369.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 370.3 miles away from the city center
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 543.4 miles away from Drake 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 McHenry County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 13, Snows: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Drake topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Drake:

  • Minot State University (about 49 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 80 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 85 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 153 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 182 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 185 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 185 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)

Public high school in Drake:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Drake Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

McHenry 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 Drake that have no violations reported:

  • DRAKE CITY OF (Population served: 275, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

1.9 people
North Dakota:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

48.6%
Whole state:

60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Banks with branches in Drake (2011 data):

  • United Community Bank of North Dakota: Drake Branch at 120 Main Street, branch established on 1994/10/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $236.0 mil, Deposits: $210.3 mil, headquarters in Leeds, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Leeds Holding Company

For population 15 years and over in Drake:

Marital status in Drake, ND
  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Drake:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
North Dakota average:

9.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Drake, ND (based on McHenry County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,79416
Catholic1,3705
Evangelical Protestant4987
Other3-
None730-
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: 3
McHenry County:

5.76 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
McHenry County:

11.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
McHenry County:

27.9%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Drake:

61.0%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Drake:

45.1%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Drake:

27.6
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

29.6%
State:

21.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Drake:

7.1
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Drake:

31.1%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Drake:

36.6%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Drake:

73.8%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Drake, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 1$5,278$63,3360$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$150
Totals for Government 1$5,278$63,3365$150

Drake government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $159,000 ($580.29)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($204.38)
    General - Other: $46,000 ($167.88)
    Regular Highways: $42,000 ($153.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000 ($116.79)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($40.15)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($36.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($98.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $15,000 ($54.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,000 ($83.94)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($18.25)

Drake government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $33,000 ($120.44)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($54.74)
    Other: $8,000 ($29.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $56,000 ($204.38)
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000 ($98.54)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($7.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($215.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $227,000 ($828.47)
    Highways: $48,000 ($175.18)
    General Local Government Support: $29,000 ($105.84)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $40,000 ($145.99)
    Property: $25,000 ($91.24)

Drake government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $675,000 ($2463.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $556,000 ($2029.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $119,000 ($434.31)

Drake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $170,000 ($620.44)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $170,000 ($620.44)

5.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
North Dakota average:

8.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ward County, ND  3.26% ($53,051 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Drake:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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)
  • KHND (1470 AM; 1 kW; HARVEY, ND; Owner: THREE WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KZZJ (1450 AM; 1 kW; RUGBY, ND; Owner: RUGBY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Drake:

  • KXMC-TV (Channel 13; MINOT, ND; Owner: REITEN TELEVISION, INC.)

Drake fatal accident list:

Oct 17, 2016 05:24 PM, Us-52, Lat: 47.919889, Lon: -100.379019, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 3.5mTotal length
  • 1,126Total average daily traffic
  • 275Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,126Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Drake)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Lake St & 4th Ave (Lat: 47.925000 Lon: -100.371806), Call Sign: KNBF437, Licensee ID: L00082671,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.115 MHz, 155.775 MHz, Grant Date: 07/09/1996, Expiration Date: 09/11/2001, Cancellation Date: 02/10/2002, Registrant: County Of Mc Henry, County Courthouse, Towner, ND 58788, Phone: (701) 537-5724
  • L1 MOBILES, Lat: 48.064556 Lon: -100.269861, Call Sign: KNFN767,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.160 MHz, 160.545 MHz, Grant Date: 06/21/2011, Expiration Date: 08/09/2021, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 8310 Nieman Rd., Lenexa, KS 66214, Phone: (913) 577-8926, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • WEST GUTHRIE WIU, Bnsf Ls34 Mp187.7 - West Guthrie Wiu (Lat: 48.007500 Lon: -100.395028), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 12.8 m, Call Sign: WNXA422,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.710 MHz, 161.010 MHz, Grant Date: 06/21/2011, Expiration Date: 08/09/2021, Certifier: Robert C Leedham, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:
  • ADMGRAINLOOPWEOSWIU, Bnsf Ls34 Mp190.67 - Adm Grain Loop Weos Wiu (Lat: 48.028111 Lon: -100.451861), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQTB303,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.710 MHz, Grant Date: 12/23/2013, Expiration Date: 12/23/2023, Certifier: Michael Murphy, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DRAKE, 5th Aven. At Lilly & High (Lat: 47.927222 Lon: -100.368167), Overall height: 31.7 m, Call Sign: KYO43,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2128.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/1992, Expiration Date: 08/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 12/05/1997, Registrant: Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, 100 S 19th St 2 Central Prk Plaza, Omaha, NE 68102

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: K0DWW, Grant Date: 10/27/1987, Expiration Date: 10/27/1997, Cancellation Date: 10/28/1999, Registrant: Joseph F Moore, Box 128, Drake, ND 58736
  • Call Sign: N0RUO, Grant Date: 03/31/1992, Expiration Date: 03/31/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/01/2004, Registrant: Robert E Blumhagen, Rr 1 Box 112, Drake, ND 58736
  • Call Sign: KC0JYD, Licensee ID: L00332581, Grant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 03/06/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2013, Certifier: Tom A Marvin, Registrant: Tom A Marvin, 4073 Guthrie Rd, Drake, ND 58736

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6071K , Serial Number: 15077509, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 11/03/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 10/05/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Myron M Blumhagen, 3036 8th Ave Ne, Drake, ND 58736

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 7. The highest number of fire incidents - 21 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Drake, ND When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (65.8%), and Structure Fires (22.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Drake, ND
    • 7365.8%Outside Fires
    • 2522.5%Structure Fires
    • 1311.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Drake, ND
Most common first names in Drake, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1576.9 years
Elizabeth785.9 years
William773.9 years
Frank584.6 years
Ed585.8 years
Mary577.2 years
George480.3 years
Fred482.2 years
Margaret479.0 years
Rose481.0 years
Most common last names in Drake, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bruner1182.9 years
Lemer980.5 years
Krueger683.1 years
Nissen677.6 years
Vollmer573.2 years
Uhlich580.4 years
Isaak577.8 years
Wiersch463.7 years
Sitz469.2 years
Sherlock479.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Drake, ND
  • 42.6%Electricity
  • 36.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 2.8%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Drake, ND
  • 40.5%Electricity
  • 29.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.8%Other fuel


Drake compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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