Forest River, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 121 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.4%
 
Males: 73  (60.6%)
Females: 48  (39.4%)
Median resident age:  46.3 years
North Dakota median age:  35.5 years

Zip code: 58233

Estimated median household income in 2013: $71,850 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Forest River:

$71,850
ND:

$55,759

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $36,535 (it was $14,698 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,005 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Forest River:

$73,005
ND:

$155,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $82,583; Detached houses: $83,436
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  • Races in Forest River, ND (2010)

    Forest River races chart
    • 10483.2%White alone
    • 2016.0%Hispanic
    • 10.8%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Forest River: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (16.6%), Polish (15.2%), German (9.9%), English (8.6%), Czech (6.6%), Irish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 865 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 240 people per square mile   (very low).

Forest River, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Forest River:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest River city:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
North Dakota:

1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $854 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $571 (0.8%)

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
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $89,000

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 September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+4.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (56%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (27%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (25%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (42%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Forest River, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Forest River, North Dakota average temperatures Forest River, North Dakota average precipitation Forest River, North Dakota humidity Forest River, North Dakota wind speed Forest River, North Dakota snowfall Forest River, North Dakota sunshine Forest River, North Dakota clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Forest River-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 30% smaller 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.

Earthquake activity:

Forest River-area historical earthquake activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 82% 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 676.8 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 188.8 miles away from Forest River center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 184.5 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 292.1 miles away from the city 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 170.5 miles away from Forest River center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 489.3 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 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: 27, Storms: 15, Snows: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest River topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Forest River:

  • REM ND INC-MANVEL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)
  • UNITY MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)
  • FRIENDSHIP-412 (Hospital, about 14 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)
  • STATE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)
  • REM ND INC-SUMMIT (Hospital, about 15 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)
  • LUTHERAN SUNSET HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)

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

  • University of North Dakota (about 28 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 97 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 100 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 100 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Bemidji State University (about 131 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 141 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

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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 2013: 3.3%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
North Dakota average:

10.1

Forest River travel time to work - commute Forest River mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,31520
Catholic3,3209
Evangelical Protestant68411
Other11
None2,799-
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
Walsh County:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

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

14.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Walsh County:

28.4%
North Dakota:

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

13.6%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Forest River:

45.6%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Forest River:

39.1%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.8%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Forest River:

10.6%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

32.4%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

50.8%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.2%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forest River, 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$4,800$57,6000$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$51
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$320
Totals for Government 1$4,800$57,6007$371

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

  • Current Operations - General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($90.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($66.12)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($66.12)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($57.85)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($41.32)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($33.06)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($24.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($24.79)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($16.53)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($16.53)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($8.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $27,000 ($223.14)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,000 ($107.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($49.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $75,000 ($619.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($41.32)
    General Support: $3,000 ($24.79)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($123.97)
    NEC: $2,000 ($16.53)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $88,000 ($727.27)

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,531 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.16% ($30,340 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.46% ($26,048)
from Pembina County, ND  0.35% ($29,000)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,924 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.62% ($32,387 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.84% ($37,769)
to Pembina County, ND  0.35% ($26,875)

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
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 30m98ftTotal length
  • $2,522,000Total costs
  • 2,071Total average daily traffic
  • 212Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,781Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 31910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Forest River, ND

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Forest River)

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 MHzGrant Date: 02/01/1996, Expiration Date: 02/04/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2001Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/08/2010, Expiration Date: 11/08/2020, Certifier: Robert BlairRegistrant: Stones Mobile Radio, Inc., 1550 47th Avenue, South, Grand Forks, ND 58201, Phone: (701) 772-6691, Fax: (701) 772-7096, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (3%)

Forest River compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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