Fort Ransom, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 79 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.9%
Males: 38  (48.1%)
Females: 41  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  62.7 years
North Dakota median age:  35.5 years

Zip code: 58033

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,720 (it was $19,375 in 2000)
Fort Ransom:

$33,720
ND:

$55,759

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,087 (it was $14,242 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,475 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Fort Ransom:

$98,475
ND:

$155,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $99,809; Detached houses: $100,840

Median gross rent in 2013: $548.

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    • 7597.4%White alone
    • 22.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fort Ransom: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (45.5%), German (20.2%), Swedish (15.2%), English (2.0%), Irish (2.0%), Danish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1135 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 263 people per square mile   (very low).

Fort Ransom, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Fort Ransom:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Ransom city:

  • Never married: 6.8%
  • Now married: 73.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.7%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,016 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $562 (0.6%)

Fort Ransom satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (58.4 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (249.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (602.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Englevale, ND (3.0 miles) , Elliott, ND (3.1 miles) , Kathryn, ND (3.3 miles) , Nome, ND (3.5 miles) , Verona, ND (3.6 miles) , Lisbon, ND (3.6 miles ), Litchville, ND (3.9 miles) , Enderlin, ND (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $10,600
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.52 N, Longitude: 97.93 W

Area code: 701

Fort Ransom household income distribution Fort Ransom home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.2%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -35 (-33.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (47%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (47%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (32%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (16%)
  • Community and social service occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Fort Ransom, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fort Ransom-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 0% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.0 miles away from the Fort Ransom city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/18/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the city center caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Ransom-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 77% 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 630.4 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 108.1 miles away from Fort Ransom center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 175.0 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 97.9 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 71.9 miles away from Fort Ransom center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 190.5 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 Ransom County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 12, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fort Ransom topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fort Ransom:

  • PARKSIDE LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LISBON, ND)
  • LISBON -OAKES AREA HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; LISBON, ND)
  • LISBON AREA HEALTH SERVICES Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; LISBON, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Ransom:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 60 miles; Fargo, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 60 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 61 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 66 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Northern State University (about 79 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 89 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • University of North Dakota (about 105 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)

Public elementary/middle school in Fort Ransom:

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

Tourist attraction: FT Ransom Tourist Hotline (104 East Main Street).

Ransom 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: 6.4%
Average household size:
This city:  1.8 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.1%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Fort Ransom compared to North Dakota state average:

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

Banks with branches in Fort Ransom (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of North Dakota: Fort Ransom Branch at 105 East Main Street, branch established on 1995/06/26. Info updated 2011/02/01: Bank assets: $283.6 mil, Deposits: $247.0 mil, headquarters in Arthur, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
North Dakota average:

10.1

Fort Ransom travel time to work - commute Fort Ransom mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fort Ransom city (based on Ransom County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,21312
Catholic8393
Evangelical Protestant5505
Other21
None853-
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
Ransom County:

5.26 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

5.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Ransom County:

28.1%
North Dakota:

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

11.6%
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$350
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$280
Sewerage 0$0 1$225
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$400
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,255

Fort Ransom government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($151.90)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($139.24)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($101.27)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($75.95)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($50.63)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($25.32)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,000 ($240.51)

Fort Ransom government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,000 ($139.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($139.24)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($37.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($164.56)
    Special Assessments: $10,000 ($126.58)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($50.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($50.63)
    General Support: $2,000 ($25.32)
    All Other: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $8,000 ($101.27)
    Property: $4,000 ($50.63)
    NEC: $1,000 ($12.66)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $132,000 ($1670.89)

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
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  1.31% ($36,857 average AGI)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,631 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
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  2.10% ($40,467 average AGI)
to Sargent County, ND  0.75% ($38,125)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Ransom:

  • KQLX (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LISBON, ND; Owner: SHEYENNE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KDDR (1220 AM; 1 kW; OAKES, ND)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Ransom:

  • KQLX-FM (106.1 FM; LISBON, ND; Owner: SHEYENNE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQDJ-FM (101.1 FM; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: SIOUX VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Ransom:

  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 295Total average daily traffic
  • 34Total average daily truck traffic
  • 460Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Fort Ransom)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0VSR, Licensee ID: L00263600
    Grant Date: 02/08/2008, Expiration Date: 02/08/2018
    Registrant: Lori L Carlson, 155 Mill Rd, Fort Ransom, ND 58033
  • Call Sign: N0ZLN, Licensee ID: L00262875
    Grant Date: 12/02/2003, Expiration Date: 12/07/2013
    Registrant: David H Carlson, Rr 1 Box 51, Fort Ransom, ND 58033

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6261Q , Serial Number: 17255080, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 03/14/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Kyle Sorby, 11974 61st St Se, Fort Ransom, ND 58033

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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