Forbes, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 53 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.2%
 
Males: 23  (44.4%)
Females: 30  (55.6%)
Median resident age:  60.2 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58439

Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,489 (it was $18,958 in 2000)
Forbes:

$63,489
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,491 (it was $16,741 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $28,603 (it was $12,100 in 2000)
Forbes:

$28,603
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $71,079; Detached houses: $70,610

Median gross rent in 2016: $286.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Forbes: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (85.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1560 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 217 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Forbes:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forbes city:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 95.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,272 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $582 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (112.6 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (276.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (621.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ellendale, ND (3.6 miles ), Frederick, SD (3.9 miles ), Leola, SD (4.1 miles ), Monango, ND (4.3 miles) , Long Lake, SD (4.6 miles) , Wetonka, SD (4.7 miles) , Fullerton, ND (4.8 miles) , Westport, SD (5.0 miles) .

Latitude: 45.94 N, Longitude: 98.78 W

Area code: 701

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

1.8%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-9.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Utilities (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (56%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (33%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (33%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (56%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (22%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Forbes, North Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Forbes-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.2 miles away from the Forbes city center .

On 5/20/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forbes-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 72% 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 585.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 123.5 miles away from Forbes center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 133.6 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 121.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 416.4 miles away from Forbes center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.1 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 Dickey County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 11, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Forbes:

  • DICKEY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ELLENDALE, ND)
  • PRINCE OF PEACE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ELLENDALE, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forbes:

  • Northern State University (about 37 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 107 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • University of Mary (about 109 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 115 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 115 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 116 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 116 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

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

Dickey 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: 3.7%
Average household size:
This city:  1.8 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.2%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
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:

3.6
North Dakota average:

9.6

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Religion statistics for Forbes city (based on Dickey County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,77812
Evangelical Protestant1,32111
Catholic8083
Other-1
None1,382-
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: 6
Dickey County:

11.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Dickey County:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Dickey County:

27.1%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

13.0%
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 0$0 1$250
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$188
Totals for Government 0$0 8$438

5.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
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  0.82% ($30,875 average AGI)
from Brown County, SD  0.57% ($28,364)


6.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
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 Brown County, SD  0.82% ($38,625 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.77% ($30,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forbes:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDDR (1220 AM; 1 kW; OAKES, ND)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Forbes:

  • KJRE (Channel 19; ELLENDALE, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • David J Schneider, 10 Mi Wnw (Lat: 45.962222 Lon: -98.982778), Type: 102.4, Structure height: 38021 m, Overall height: 101 m, Registrant: 7012230441, Djschneider@bepc.Com, 1717 E INTERSTATE AVE
  • David J Schneider, 10 Mi Wnw (Lat: 45.962222 Lon: -98.982778), Type: 102.4, Structure height: 38021 m, Overall height: 101 m, Registrant: 7012230441, Djschneider@bepc.Com, 1717 E INTERSTATE AVE
  • David J Schneider, 10 Mi Wnw (Lat: 45.962222 Lon: -98.982778), Type: 102.4, Structure height: 38021 m, Overall height: 101 m, Registrant: 7012230441, Djschneider@bepc.Com, 1717 E INTERSTATE AVE
  • 10 Mi Wnw (Lat: 45.962222 Lon: -98.982778), Type: 102.0, Overall height: 101 m, Registrant: 7012230441, Djshneider@bepc.Com, 1717 E INTESTATE AVE
  • 10 Mi Wnw (Lat: 45.962222 Lon: -98.982778), Type: 102.4, Overall height: 101 m, Registrant: 7012230441, Djschneider@bepc.Com, 1717 E INTERSTATE AVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 6.75 Mi N & 6 1/2 Mi W (Lat: 46.036083 Lon: -98.982889), Call Sign: KNAV335, Licensee ID: L00106247
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.125 MHzGrant Date: 05/14/2001, Expiration Date: 03/20/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2011Registrant: Weiszhaar Farms Inc, 35951 116th St, Leola, SD 57456, Phone: (605) 439-3265
  • 16.09 Km Nnw (Lat: 45.962194 Lon: -98.982889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 101 m, Overall height: 102 m, Call Sign: KYS607, Licensee ID: L00001523
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.410 MHzGrant Date: 01/04/2002, Expiration Date: 03/14/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/06/2011, Certifier: David P SchmitzRegistrant: Basin Electric Power Cooperative, 1717 E Interstate Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501, Phone: (701) 223-0441, Fax: (701) 224-5322
  • 16 Km Wnw (Lat: 45.962194 Lon: -98.982889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 101 m, Overall height: 102 m, Call Sign: WPJI703, Licensee ID: L00047303
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.145 MHzGrant Date: 05/10/2001, Expiration Date: 06/28/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/03/2011, Certifier: Wilfred E ZieglerRegistrant: Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative Inc, Milnor, ND 58060, Phone: (701) 493-2281

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • FORBES, 10 Mi Wnw (Lat: 45.962222 Lon: -98.982778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 101 m, Overall height: 102.4 m, Call Sign: WBD235
    Assigned Frequencies: 6825.00 MHz, 6775.00 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6315.84 MHzGrant Date: 05/13/2010, Expiration Date: 06/30/2020Registrant: Basin Electric Power Cooperative, 1717 East Interstate Ave, Bismarck, ND 58503, Phone: (701) 557-5672, Fax: (701) 557-5322, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: SOUTHERN POWERED PARACHUTE CONDOR (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582UL DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 135ZX , Serial Number: A024CDRTB, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 01/22/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Tom Berheim, 37597 102nd St, Forbes, ND 58439
  • Aircraft: POWRACHUTE PEGASUS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503ULDCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3057E , Serial Number: A 079 PEG, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 10/03/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas B Berheim, 37597 102nd St, Forbes, ND 58439
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5297R , Serial Number: 17263511, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 07/12/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Jack J Waltman, 37032 108th St, Forbes, ND 58439

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

  • FORBES CITY OF (Population served: 53, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (39%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Forbes 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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