Drake, North Dakota

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Population in 2012: 287 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.9%
 
Males: 133  (46.5%)
Females: 154  (53.5%)
Median resident age:  48.1 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58736.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,012 (it was $22,813 in 2000)
Drake:

$21,012
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,550 (it was $13,023 in 2000)

Drake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $34,849 (it was $16,000 in 2000)
Drake:

$34,849
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $39,801; Detached houses: $41,507; In 2-unit structures: $25,769; Mobile homes: $7,362

Median gross rent in 2012: $456.

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Drake races chart
  • White alone - 262 (95.3%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Drake: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (49.5%), Norwegian (11.4%), Irish (7.2%), Swedish (5.4%), Russian (3.0%), Danish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1682 feet

Land area: 1.97 square miles.

Population density: 145 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Drake,ND real estate house value index trend

Drake, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Drake:

  • High school or higher: 64.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Drake city:

  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $600 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $511 (1.8%)

Drake satellite photo by USGS

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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $64,000

Latitude: 47.92 N, Longitude: 100.37 W

Area code: 701

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

4.0%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -37 (-10.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (32%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (20%)
  • Carpenters (13%)
  • Electricians (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)

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

Average climate in Drake, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 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 Drake 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 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 McHenry County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 11, 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:

Public elementary/middle school in Drake:

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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 and their reported violations in the past:

DRAKE CITY OF (Population served: 322, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-06-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-10-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2005)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.7%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Drake compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Drake city (based on McHenry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 83.68%
Here: 83.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents55.7%23.4%11.8%2.1%7.0%
Congregations36.7%23.3%16.7%3.3%20.0%
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: 3
McHenry County:

5.76 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
McHenry County:

27.9%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$700
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$225
Water Supply 0$0 1$204
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,129

5.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200529,115 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
North Dakota average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ward County, ND  2.34% ($25,706 average AGI)


7.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200626,700 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
North Dakota average:

7.80%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ward County, ND  3.11% ($25,536 average AGI)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.54% ($32,750)

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.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 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

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:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A188A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 96 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1562M , Serial Number: 18800662, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 04/28/1970
    Registrant (Individual): David G Holen, Rr 1 Po Box 6, Drake, ND 58736
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): Myron M Blumhagen, 3036 8th Ave Ne, Drake, ND 58736
  • Aircraft: SHAFFER-O V EVANS VP-1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: VOLKSWAGEN CONVERSION (36 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 78VS , Serial Number: 2401, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 05/18/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 4275 13th Ln Ne, Drake, ND 58736

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 21
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Drake

See full 2006 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

Drake on our top lists:

  • #87 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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