Forman, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 518 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 
Males: 269  (52.0%)
Females: 249  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  39.7 years
North Dakota median age:  35.5 years

Zip codes: 58032.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,082 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Forman:

$54,082
ND:

$55,759

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,625 (it was $20,206 in 2000)

Forman city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,808 (it was $55,700 in 2000)
Forman:

$81,808
ND:

$155,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $110,198; Detached houses: $117,142; Mobile homes: $42,305

Median gross rent in 2013: $633.

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  • Races in Forman, ND (2010)

    Forman races chart
    • 49397.8%White alone
    • 61.2%Hispanic
    • 20.4%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Forman: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.2%), Norwegian (28.2%), Irish (6.5%), Swedish (5.2%), English (3.2%), Polish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1250 feet

Land area: 0.70 square miles.

Population density: 736 people per square mile   (low).

Forman,ND real estate house value index trend

Forman, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Forman:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forman city:

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

7 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
North Dakota:

1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,448 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,429 (2.2%)

Forman satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (66.1 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (225.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (576.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cogswell, ND (2.6 miles) , Rutland, ND (2.7 miles ), Gwinner, ND (2.9 miles ), Havana, ND (3.3 miles) , Cayuga, ND (3.5 miles) , Milnor, ND (3.7 miles ), Kidder, SD (4.0 miles) , De Lamere, ND (4.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $117,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $117,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.11 N, Longitude: 97.64 W

Area code: 701

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

1.7%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -70 (-12.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (18%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (16%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Forman, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 7/1/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Forman city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/23/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.8 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Forman-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 641.1 miles away from Forman 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) earthquake occurred 156.8 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 71.3 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 43.2 miles away from Forman center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 239.0 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 Sargent County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 12, Snows: 2, 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).
Forman topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Forman:

  • FOUR SEASONS HEALTH CARE INC (483 4TH ST SW)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forman:

  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 51 miles; Wahpeton, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,318)
  • Northern State University (about 61 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 67 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 68 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 68 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 75 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 111 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)

Public high school in Forman:

Public elementary/middle school in Forman:

See full list of schools located in Forman

Library in Forman:

  • FORMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $9,590; Location: 347 MAIN STREET; 8,755 books; 150 audio materials; 300 video materials; 7 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Forman: Forman Fire Protection Station 2 (A), Sargent County Ambulance Service Forman (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Forman Inn & Suites (108 South Avenue West).

Sargent 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: 9.8%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.4%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported
37 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
29 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Forman (2011 data):

  • Sargent County Bank: at 331 Main Street, branch established on 1900/01/01. Info updated 2008/05/19: Bank assets: $98.6 mil, Deposits: $84.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Sargent Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
North Dakota average:

10.1

Forman travel time to work - commute Forman 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 Forman city (based on Sargent County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,3178
Catholic7905
Evangelical Protestant3884
None334-
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: 5
Sargent County:

12.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Sargent County:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

12.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Sargent County:

28.7%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Forman:

48.6%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.5%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Forman:

28.9
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Forman:

24.2%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Forman:

11.2%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Forman:

6.9
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Forman:

33.9%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Forman:

52.6%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Forman:

73.2%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forman, 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 0$0 1$1,438
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$640
Water Supply 2$4,870$29,2200$0
Totals for Government 2$4,870$29,2203$2,078

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $62,000 ($119.69)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($48.26)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($30.89)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($30.89)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($27.03)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($15.44)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $68,000 ($131.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $84,000 ($162.16)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,000 ($28.96)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($3.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $132,000 ($254.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $53,000 ($102.32)
    Highways: $29,000 ($55.98)
  • Tax - NEC: $4,000 ($7.72)

Forman government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,410,000 ($2722.01)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,410,000 ($2722.01)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $29,000 ($55.98)

6.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
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 Ransom County, ND  1.01% ($38,125 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.94% ($41,267)


6.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,692 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
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 Cass County, ND  2.32% ($36,432 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forman:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQLX (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LISBON, ND; Owner: SHEYENNE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDDR (1220 AM; 1 kW; OAKES, ND)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forman:

  • KDSD-FM (90.9 FM; PIERPONT, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KQLX-FM (106.1 FM; LISBON, ND; Owner: SHEYENNE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Forman:

  • KDSD-TV (Channel 16; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

Forman fatal accident list:

Oct 30, 2006 12:50 AM, Maple Ave East, Lat: 46.10876, Lon: -97.63258, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 8, 2000 02:35 PM, Sr-11, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Forman)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • County Courthouse (Lat: 46.098306 Lon: -97.635389), Call Sign: KXP225
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.025 MHzGrant Date: 10/18/2014, Expiration Date: 01/05/2025Registrant: Minn-Kota Communications, Inc, 7940 178th Ave Se, Wahpeton, ND 58075, Phone: (701) 642-9229, Fax: (701) 642-9220, Email:
  • Sargent County Courthouse (Lat: 46.149972 Lon: -97.629528), Call Sign: WQD672
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.085 MHzGrant Date: 04/06/2015, Expiration Date: 05/30/2025Registrant: Div. Of State Radio Communications, Fraine Barracks Lane Bldg. 35, Bismarck, ND 58506-5511, Phone: (701) 328-8100, Fax: (701) 328-8181, Email:
  • 645 Main St (Lat: 46.149972 Lon: -97.629528), Call Sign: KAG404
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.430 MHz, 155.475 MHz, 155.505 MHzGrant Date: 11/06/2014, Expiration Date: 02/02/2025Registrant: Minn-Kota Communications, Inc, 7940 178th Ave Se, Wahpeton, ND 58075, Phone: (701) 642-9229, Fax: (701) 642-9220, Email:
  • Lat: 46.105000 Lon: -97.639667, Call Sign: WQEF816
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHzGrant Date: 12/22/2015, Expiration Date: 01/17/2026, Certifier: Michael CampbellRegistrant: Primex Wireless Inc, 965 Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA0WVO, Grant Date: 02/08/1996, Expiration Date: 02/08/2006, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2008, Registrant: Kurt J Kosmatka, Box 36, Forman, ND 58032
  • Call Sign: KB0QZG, Grant Date: 02/15/1995, Expiration Date: 02/15/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2007, Registrant: Sandra A Hanson, 12787 Hwy 11, Forman, ND 58032-9798

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA U206F (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 206MM , Serial Number: U20603318, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Rick A Hoistad, Po Box 221, Forman, ND 58032
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4800X , Serial Number: 15064850, Airworthiness Date: 08/15/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Rick Allen Hoistad, Po Box 221, Forman, ND 58032
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G-164B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6571K , Serial Number: 376B, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 02/13/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): Hoistad Flying Service Inc, Po Box 221, Forman, ND 58032
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-30 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 139 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7061Y , Serial Number: 30-73, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 08/16/1963
    Registrant (Corporation): Hoistad Flying Service Inc, Po Box 221, Forman, ND 58032
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8577W , Serial Number: 28-10089, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 10/10/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Charles Anderson, 434 4th St Sw, Forman, ND 58032

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

FORMAN CITY OF (Population served: 504, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In NOV-13-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Most common first names in Forman, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1478.6 years
Mary880.8 years
Anna784.7 years
Agnes679.8 years
Charles671.8 years
Frank579.6 years
James579.0 years
Margaret585.4 years
Alice482.7 years
Esther491.0 years
Most common last names in Forman, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson1678.6 years
Olson979.2 years
Johnson886.1 years
Nelson776.6 years
Hanson685.3 years
Sundlie679.0 years
Erickson583.4 years
Mahrer585.6 years
Barbknecht487.2 years
Bjork479.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Forman compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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