Flaxton, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.7%
 
Males: 33  (47.8%)
Females: 38  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  29.5 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58737

Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,222 (it was $13,571 in 2000)
Flaxton:

$38,222
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,909 (it was $8,264 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $46,167 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Flaxton:

$46,167
ND:

$184,100

Median gross rent in 2016: $519.

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    • 5481.8%White alone
    • 1218.2%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Flaxton: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (45.2%), Norwegian (9.7%), Portuguese (6.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1935 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 252 people per square mile   (very low).

Flaxton, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Flaxton:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Flaxton city:

  • Never married: 15.6%
  • Now married: 72.8%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 4.0%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
North Dakota:

3.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $188 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $285 (0.9%)

Flaxton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (162.5 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (509.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (863.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lignite, ND (2.8 miles) , Bowbells, ND (3.1 miles ), Portal, ND (3.1 miles) , Columbus, ND (4.2 miles) , Kenmare, ND (4.6 miles ), Larson, ND (4.6 miles) , Powers Lake, ND (5.1 miles ), Noonan, ND (5.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $15,000

Latitude: 48.90 N, Longitude: 102.39 W

Area code: 701

Flaxton household income distribution Flaxton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -46 (-38.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (33%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Utilities (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (47%)
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (33%)
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (53%)
  • Transportation occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Flaxton, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Flaxton-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/5/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.5 miles away from the Flaxton city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/5/1969, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Flaxton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 62% 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 492.6 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 636.5 miles away from Flaxton 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 491.0 miles away from the city 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 111.8 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 363.9 miles away from Flaxton center
On 11/11/1998 at 11:59:37, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.6 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 Burke County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Flaxton topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Flaxton:

  • Minot State University (about 68 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 162 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 169 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 254 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 291 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 294 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 297 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

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

Burke 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 58.4. This is better than average.

City:

58.4
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.92. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.92
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.919. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.919
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 5.91. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.91
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 33.3%
(33.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  43.8%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

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Religion statistics for Flaxton city (based on Burke County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,6449
Catholic3423
Evangelical Protestant1384
Other-2
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: 3
Burke County:

16.21 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Burke County:

27.8%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

63.7%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

63.2%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.7
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.0%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

3.9%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Flaxton:

7.1
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Flaxton:

37.7%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

66.4%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.8%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Flaxton, 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

Flaxton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $15,000 ($211.27)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($84.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($84.51)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($56.34)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($42.25)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($28.17)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,000 ($28.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,000 ($267.61)

Flaxton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($197.18)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($28.17)
    All Other: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($42.25)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($14.08)
    Rents: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $17,000 ($239.44)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($42.25)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $49,000 ($690.14)

9.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,640 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.82%
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 Ward County, ND  1.60% ($53,071 average AGI)


6.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,712 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Flaxton:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KTGO (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TIOGA, ND; Owner: TIOGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Flaxton:

  • K222AC (92.3 FM; STANLEY, ND; Owner: WILLISTON CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • 1,180Total average daily traffic
  • 436Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,550Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Barry Harrison, Ne/4, Nw/4, Sec 5, T162n, R90w (Lat: 48.892917 Lon: -102.382972), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 106.7 m, Registrant: 7015683331, Dwights@nccray.Net, 111 RAILROAD ST.
  • Barry Harrison, Ne/4, Nw/4, Sec 5, T162n, R90w (Lat: 48.892917 Lon: -102.382972), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 106.7 m, Registrant: 7015683331, Dwights@nccray.Net, 111 RAILROAD ST.

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K0HJ, Previous Call Sign: KA0HPE, Grant Date: 11/04/1996, Expiration Date: 11/04/2006, Cancellation Date: 07/02/2004, Registrant: Harold W Jacobson, Rr 2 Box 53a, Flaxton, ND 58737
  • Call Sign: KA0NRT, Licensee ID: L00598184, Grant Date: 10/11/2012, Expiration Date: 12/19/2022, Certifier: Marie E Jacobson, Registrant: Marie E Jacobson, Rr 2 Box 53a, Flaxton, ND 58737

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CLARIDGE TOMMY J KITFOX IV (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 625KT , Serial Number: 1452
    Registrant (Individual): Alvin Larsen, 10419 75th Ave Nw, Flaxton, ND 58737

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

FLAXTON CITY OF (Population served: 66, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-28-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-26-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-26-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-10-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-24-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)

Flaxton compared to North Dakota state average:

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