For population 25 years and over in Fort Ransom:
For population 15 years and over in Fort Ransom city:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $527 (0.6%)
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: 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 ), Fingal, ND (4.2 miles) .
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 46.52 N, Longitude: 97.93 W
Area code: 701
Unemployment in August 2012:
Population change in the 1990s: -35 (-33.3%).
Average climate in Fort Ransom, North Dakota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Fort Ransom-area historical tornado activity is significantly above North Dakota state average. It is 48% greater 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 above North Dakota state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
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: 12, Storms: 12, Floods: 10, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Fort Ransom:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Ransom:
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Public elementary/middle school in Fort Ransom:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.9%
(19.7% 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:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Fort Ransom compared to North Dakota state average:
Banks with branches in Fort Ransom (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Fort Ransom (based on Ransom County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 90.87%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Fort Ransom government finances in 2002:
5.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,200 average adjusted gross income)
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:
8.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,426 average adjusted gross income)
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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Ransom:
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TV broadcast stations around Fort Ransom:
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 295
Total average daily truck traffic: 34
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 460
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:4
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2013.