Fessenden, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 477 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.7%
Males: 229  (48.1%)
Females: 248  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  44.2 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip codes: 58438.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $56,318 (it was $31,750 in 2000)
Fessenden:

$56,318
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $31,353 (it was $17,303 in 2000)

Fessenden city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $72,405 (it was $30,500 in 2000)
Fessenden:

$72,405
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $79,458; Detached houses: $82,274; Mobile homes: $28,696

Median gross rent in 2016: $606.

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  • Races in Fessenden, ND (2010)

    Fessenden races chart
    • 47398.7%White alone
    • 40.8%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fessenden: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (59.2%), Norwegian (17.4%), American (10.4%), Scandinavian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1608 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 1,052 people per square mile   (low).

Fessenden,ND real estate house value index trend

Fessenden, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Fessenden:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fessenden city:

  • Never married: 13.5%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

13 residents are foreign born (2.6% Africa).

This city:

2.6%
North Dakota:

3.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $895 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $806 (1.1%)

Fessenden satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (79.2 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (355.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (710.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hamberg, ND (3.1 miles) , Heimdal, ND (3.2 miles) , Cathay, ND (3.5 miles) , Bowdon, ND (3.6 miles) , Harvey, ND (4.1 miles ), Sykeston, ND (4.1 miles) , Selz, ND (4.4 miles) , Hurdsfield, ND (4.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $38,000

Latitude: 47.65 N, Longitude: 99.63 W

Area code: 701

Fessenden household income distribution Fessenden home values distribution

Crime rates in Fessenden by Year
Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0010000000
per 100,000 0.00.0200.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 2200010001
per 100,000 366.3385.40.00.00.0202.80.00.00.0212.3
Theft 10301100103
per 100,000 183.20.0601.20.0202.8202.80.00.02,096.4636.9
Auto thefts 0000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0209.60.0
Arson 0000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0205.80.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 266.9) 33.027.064.10.08.122.30.00.0100.640.3

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Crime rate in Fessenden detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
North Dakota average:

1.59
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -26 (-4.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (29%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Fessenden, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fessenden-area historical tornado activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/1/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.7 miles away from the Fessenden city center killed one person and injured 26 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/15/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fessenden-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 71% 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 569.6 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 218.4 miles away from Fessenden center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 237.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 209.0 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 384.2 miles away from Fessenden center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 385.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wells County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 9, Snows: 4, 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).
Fessenden topographic map

Birthplace of: Norman Willmore - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Fessenden:

  • 4TH CORPORATION-FESSENDEN (927 3RD ST NE)

airports located in Fessenden:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fessenden:

  • Bismarck State College (about 81 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 84 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Minot State University (about 88 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • University of North Dakota (about 121 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 143 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 145 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 145 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)

Public high school in Fessenden:

Public elementary/middle school in Fessenden:

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

Hotels: Beiseker Mansion (1001 2nd Street Northeast), Additional B & B (1001 2nd Street Northeast), Aj's Motel-Off Sale (401 Highway 15).

Court: Wells County - Courthouse- Clerk Of Court Judge Of Co Court (Po Box 155).

Wells 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: 1.6%
(1.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.5%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Fessenden (2011 data):

  • First International Bank & Trust: Fessenden Branch at 78 South Main Street, branch established on 1900/05/15. Info updated 2008/06/03: Bank assets: $1,088.7 mil, Deposits: $962.1 mil, headquarters in Watford City, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Watford City Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fessenden city (based on Wells County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,5259
Evangelical Protestant1,19216
Catholic9734
None517-
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
Wells County:

16.42 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Wells County:

9.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

21.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Wells County:

28.5%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.8%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fessenden:

42.0%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Fessenden:

29.1
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fessenden:

31.4%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.4%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

39.8%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

47.6%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

73.8%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fessenden, 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
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,542$30,5040$0
Water Supply 1$2,542$30,5040$0
Totals for Government 2$5,084$30,5040$2,123

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,327 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
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 Cass County, ND  0.55% ($21,700 average AGI)


5.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,071 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
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  0.72% ($48,308 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.61% ($31,545)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fessenden:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KHND (1470 AM; 1 kW; HARVEY, ND; Owner: THREE WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 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.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Fessenden fatal accident list:

Aug 28, 1977 07:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fessenden)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Fessenden, ND)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KC0EEY, Licensee ID: L00230496, Grant Date: 06/27/2008, Expiration Date: 09/25/2018, Certifier: Ermalene A Baltrusch, Registrant: Ermalene A Baltrusch, Box 373, Fessenden, ND 58438
  • Call Sign: KI0NS, Previous Call Sign: KB0ZZQ, Licensee ID: L00230497, Grant Date: 12/19/2006, Expiration Date: 03/10/2017, Certifier: Lynn A Baltrusch, Registrant: Lynn A Baltrusch, Box 373 314 Hope Ave Ne, Fessenden, ND 58438-0373
  • Call Sign: WB6HEF, Licensee ID: L00229989, Grant Date: 06/10/2010, Expiration Date: 08/07/2020, Cancellation Date: 08/28/2012, Registrant: Curtis L Delzer, 218 Harriet Avenue, Fessenden, ND 58438-7300
  • Call Sign: WD0DFT, Licensee ID: L00082884, Grant Date: 03/03/2015, Expiration Date: 04/22/2025, Certifier: Ronald L Lamm, Registrant: Ronald L Lamm, 1233 44th Ave Ne, Fessenden, ND 58438

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 55706 , Serial Number: 28-7305448, Year manufactured: 1973
    Registrant (Individual): Leon Klocke, 990 Highway 52, Fessenden, ND 58438
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7659D , Serial Number: 22-5369, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 06/25/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne A Rice, Po Box 327, Fessenden, ND 58438
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING AEIO-320 SER (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 99141 , Serial Number: 17276409, Year manufactured: 1985, Airworthiness Date: 09/09/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Dennis G Risovi, 2454 52nd Ave Ne, Fessenden, ND 58438

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fessenden and their reported violations in the past:

CENTRAL PLAINS WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 3,499, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-26-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2006)
FESSENDEN CITY OF (Population served: 479, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2010)
Most common first names in Fessenden, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1277.6 years
Emma984.0 years
Anna988.6 years
William881.7 years
Henry879.2 years
Arthur777.6 years
Louis779.6 years
Walter770.6 years
Donald674.3 years
Marie683.1 years
Most common last names in Fessenden, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Weigelt1380.2 years
Rudel979.7 years
Wiese777.3 years
Kieper686.8 years
Krueger586.8 years
Price591.0 years
Pepple576.6 years
Knodel575.2 years
Lloyd562.4 years
Schultz480.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Fessenden compared to North Dakota state average:

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