Dunseith, North Dakota

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Population in 2017: 788 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.6%
 
Males: 374  (47.5%)
Females: 414  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

29.0 years
North Dakota median age:

35.4 years

Zip codes: 58329.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,021 (it was $17,917 in 2000)
Dunseith:

$32,021
ND:

$61,843

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,157 (it was $9,478 in 2000)

Dunseith city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,239 (it was $29,200 in 2000)
Dunseith:

$83,239
ND:

$194,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $55,480; detached houses: $65,429; mobile homes: $7,514

Median gross rent in 2017: $303.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dunseith: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 46.9%
(25.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.4% for American Indian residents, 81.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Dunseith, ND (2010)
    • 60277.9%American Indian alone
    • 11615.0%White alone
    • 314.0%Two or more races
    • 172.2%Hispanic
    • 70.9%Black alone

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



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Dunseith, North Dakota as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dunseith is 392 to 1.


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Ancestries: French (58.0%), French Canadian (16.6%), German (2.7%), Irish (2.0%), Austrian (1.5%), English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1700 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 778 people per square mile   (low).

Dunseith, North Dakota map

24 residents are foreign born (1.4% North America, 0.4% Asia).

This city:

3.1%
North Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $563 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $510 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (142.3 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (416.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (769.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

East Dunseith, ND (2.0 miles ),
Shell Valley, ND (3.0 miles ),
Overly, ND (3.1 miles),
Rolette, ND (3.8 miles ),
Belcourt, ND (3.8 miles ),
Green Acres, ND (4.1 miles ),
Bottineau, ND (4.2 miles ),
Willow City, ND (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 48.81 N, Longitude: 100.06 W

Area code: 701

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $30,000
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.1%
North Dakota:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+1.5%).
Most common industries in Dunseith, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (13.4%)
  • Health care (13.4%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (11.9%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (12.5%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.0%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Computer & electronic products (13.9%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (13.9%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Dunseith, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12.5%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (14.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Registered nurses (6.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.8%)

Average climate in Dunseith, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dunseith-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/7/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Dunseith city center injured 3 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 6/26/1986, a category F3 tornado 20.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dunseith-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 73% 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 581.4 miles away from Dunseith 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 287.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 319.7 miles away from Dunseith center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 422.1 miles away from Dunseith 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 214.6 miles away from Dunseith center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 423.2 miles away from Dunseith center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rolette County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 10, Snows: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dunseith topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Dunseith:

  • DUNSEITH COM NURSING HOME (15 1ST ST NE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Dunseith:

  • ROLETTE COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ROLETTE, ND)

Airports located in Dunseith:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dunseith:

  • Minot State University (about 69 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 143 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 148 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 151 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 186 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 202 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 204 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Public high school in Dunseith:

  • DUNSEITH HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 301 3RD AVE SW, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dunseith:

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Points of interest:

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

Tourist attractions: North American Wildlife Enforcement Memorial Museu (Museums; M & Educational Centre), International Peace Garden (Historical Places & Services; RR 1 Box 116).

Rolette 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 Dunseith and their reported violations in the past:

DUNSEITH CITY OF (Population served: 773, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-28-2010)
KELVIN KLINIC BAR (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDEN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
North Dakota:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.0%
Whole state:

60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

19.0%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
27 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
45 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Dunseith (2011 data):

  • Starion Financial: Dunseith Branch at 11 Main Street Ne, branch established on 1905/07/05. Info updated 2011/11/08: Bank assets: $924.6 mil, Deposits: $779.2 mil, headquarters in Bismarck, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Starion Bancorporation

For population 15 years and over in Dunseith:

Marital status in Dunseith, ND
  • Never married: 42.3%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

For population 25 years and over in Dunseith:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 12.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
North Dakota average:

9.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Dunseith
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dunseith, ND (based on Rolette County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,9317
Mainline Protestant1,3397
Evangelical Protestant84210
Other1271
None--
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: 7
Rolette County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

3.67 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rolette County:

37.6%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rolette County:

23.5%
North Dakota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Dunseith:

47.1%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.6%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Dunseith:

29.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dunseith:

21.6%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

15.9%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Dunseith:

36.9%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Dunseith:

53.8%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.2%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dunseith, ND Residents
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 1$2,125$25,5000$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$364
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$500
Totals for Government 1$2,125$25,5006$864

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $105,000 ($133.25)
    Regular Highways: $103,000 ($130.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $58,000 ($73.60)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($40.61)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($24.11)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($20.30)
    Health - Other: $14,000 ($17.77)
    Correctional Institutions: $13,000 ($16.50)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($6.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($6.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,000 ($92.64)

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

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $105,000 ($133.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $71,000 ($90.10)
    Other: $38,000 ($48.22)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($30.46)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($2.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $34,000 ($43.15)
    Fines and Forfeits: $32,000 ($40.61)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($2.54)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($2.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $42,000 ($53.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($3.81)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $77,000 ($97.72)
    Property: $40,000 ($50.76)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000 ($5.08)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $680,000 ($862.94)

4.59% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,130 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
North Dakota average:

9.36%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.64% ($25,276 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.62% ($30,643)
to Ward County, ND  0.58% ($36,192)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dunseith:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZZJ (1450 AM; 1 kW; RUGBY, ND; Owner: RUGBY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dunseith:

  • KBTO (101.9 FM; BOTTINEAU, ND; Owner: PROGRAMMERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEYA (88.5 FM; BELCOURT, ND; Owner: KEYA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dunseith:

  • K51EX (Channel 51; TURTLE MOUNTAIN INDI, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICE)
  • K53DH (Channel 53; BELCOURT, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICES)
  • K57EY (Channel 57; BELCOURT, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICES)
  • K61EF (Channel 61; BELCOURT, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICES)
  • K63ER (Channel 63; TURTLE MOUNTAIN INDI, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICE)
  • K65FE (Channel 65; TURTLE MOUNTAIN INDI, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICE)
  • K55FH (Channel 55; BELCOURT, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICES)
  • K59DM (Channel 59; BELCOURT, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICES)

Dunseith fatal accident list:

Jun 30, 1988 03:00 PM, 281, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.3mTotal length
  • $5,000Total costs
  • 1,380Total average daily traffic
  • 108Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,380Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Dunseith)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0HTY, Licensee ID: L00178319, Grant Date: 01/04/2017, Expiration Date: 02/24/2027, Certifier: Floyd A Dion, Registrant: Floyd A Dion, Dunseith, ND 58329
  • Call Sign: W0RRH, Grant Date: 01/26/1988, Expiration Date: 01/26/1998, Cancellation Date: 01/27/2000, Registrant: Marcel I La Joie, Box 160, Dunseith, ND 58329

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150J (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 50987 , Serial Number: 15069690, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 06/12/1996, Certificate Issue Date: 07/25/2001
    Registrant (Co-Owned): James O Berg, 10147 22nd Ave Ne, Dunseith, ND 58329, Other Owners: Paula A Berg

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 27. The highest number of reported fires - 134 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2013. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Dunseith, ND When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (60.5%), and Structure Fires (27.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dunseith, ND
    • 27960.5%Outside Fires
    • 12727.5%Structure Fires
    • 5010.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 51.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dunseith, ND
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dunseith, ND
  • 62.5%Electricity
  • 25.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dunseith, ND
  • 91.4%Electricity
  • 8.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Dunseith compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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