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Population in 2012: 123 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.1%
 

Males: 67  (55.2%)
Females: 56  (44.8%)

Median resident age:  43.2 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 58233

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,041 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Forest River:

$70,041
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,003

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $69,467 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Forest River:

$69,467
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $43,431; Detached houses: $46,972; Townhouses or other attached units: $13,325; Mobile homes: $15,990
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  • White alone - 104 (83.2%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (16.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forest River: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (15.2%), Polish (11.3%), German (8.3%), English (6.5%), Czech (5.7%), Irish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 865 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 244 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Forest River:

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest River city:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

23 residents are foreign born

This city:  12.7%
North Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $600 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $565 (0.9%)

Forest River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (98.1 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (300.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (649.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ardoch, ND (2.4 miles) , Minto, ND (2.6 miles ), Gilby, ND (3.0 miles ), Inkster, ND (3.1 miles) , Conway, ND (3.1 miles) , Pisek, ND (3.6 miles) , Grafton, ND (3.7 miles ), Fordville, ND (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $11,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $11,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 48.22 N, Longitude: 97.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

Forest River household income distribution Forest River home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
North Dakota:

2.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+4.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (58%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (21%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (18%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)


Average climate in Forest River, North Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Forest River-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.0 miles away from the Forest River city center caused $1 million in damages.

On 8/26/2007, a category F4 tornado 35.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 18 people and caused $50 million in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Walsh County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 15, Floods: 12, Snows: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest River topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Forest River:

  • REM ND INC-MANVEL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)
  • UNITY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 14 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)
  • FRIENDSHIP-412 (Hospital, about 14 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)

Political contributions by individuals in Forest River, ND

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest River:

  • University of North Dakota (about 28 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 10,215)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,038)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 97 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 100 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 100 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Bemidji State University (about 131 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 149 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)

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

 
Walsh 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 2012: 3.3%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.4%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Forest River, ND

Forest River 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 above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Forest River travel time to work - commute


Forest River mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Forest River city (based on Walsh County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 93.07%
Here93.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Association of Free Lutheran CongregationsLutheran Church
Adherents45.9%39.7%3.3%3.2%2.1%
Congregations26.1%30.4%10.9%8.7%2.2%
NameUnited Methodist Church Mennonite Church of God in ChristAssemblies of GodHutterian BrethrenOther
Adherents1.7%1.0%1.0%0.9%1.2%
Congregations6.5%2.2%2.2%2.2%8.7%
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: 6
Walsh County:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Walsh County:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

14.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Walsh County:

8.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Walsh County:

28.4%
State:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
State:

13.0%

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$200
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$255
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$179
Totals for Government 0$0 3$634

Forest River government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($89.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($65.04)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($65.04)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($56.91)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($40.65)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($32.52)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($24.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($24.39)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($16.26)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($16.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($8.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $27,000 ($219.51)

Forest River government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,000 ($105.69)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($48.78)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $75,000 ($609.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($40.65)
    General Support: $3,000 ($24.39)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($121.95)
    NEC: $2,000 ($16.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $88,000 ($715.45)

4.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,439 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.01% ($29,848 average AGI)
from Pembina County, ND  0.46% ($22,429)
from Cass County, ND  0.33% ($13,400)


6.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,672 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.64% ($25,750 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.95% ($25,955)
to Pembina County, ND  0.54% ($22,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest River:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXPO (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KUND (1370 AM; 1 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KMAV (1520 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MAYVILLE, ND; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest River:

  • KYTZ (106.7 FM; WALHALLA, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAOC (105.1 FM; CAVALIER, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJKJ (107.5 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAUJ (100.9 FM; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Forest River:

  • KGFE (Channel 2; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAZ-TV (Channel 8; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 28 meters (92ft)
Total costs: $2,313,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,037
Total average daily truck traffic: 212
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,747

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 3
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Forest River, ND


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 500 Ft N Of Fordville Rd On Hwy 18 (Lat: 48.241667 Lon: -97.505917), Call Sign: KNAP852, Licensee ID: L00075110
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.415 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/1996, Expiration Date: 02/04/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2001
    Registrant: Cornelis J Jonk, Rr 1 Box 77a, Forest River, ND 58233, Phone: (701) 229-3254
  • Lat: 48.167611 Lon: -97.470556, Call Sign: WQMY519
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.575 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/08/2010, Expiration Date: 11/08/2020, Certifier: Robert Blair
    Registrant: Stones Mobile Radio, Inc., 1550 47th Avenue, South, Grand Forks, ND 58201, Phone: (701) 772-6691, Fax: (701) 772-7096, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: JOHNSTON PHILLIP W SPYDER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 946PJ , Serial Number: 756, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 08/20/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Phillip W Johnston, Rr 1 Box 2a, Forest River, ND 58233


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