Fort Yates, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 195 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.5%
Males: 125  (64.4%)
Females: 70  (35.6%)
Median resident age:  33.6 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58538.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,456 (it was $25,500 in 2000)
Fort Yates:

$19,456
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,185 (it was $9,512 in 2000)

Fort Yates city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,755 (it was $26,900 in 2000)
Fort Yates:

$51,755
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $64,880; Detached houses: $69,378; Mobile homes: $24,400

Median gross rent in 2012: $475.

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Fort Yates races chart
  • American Indian alone - 167 (90.8%)
  • White alone - 10 (5.4%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Yates: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (3.5%), Norwegian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 1642 feet

Land area: 0.06 square miles.

Population density: 3,155 people per square mile   (average).

Fort Yates, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Fort Yates:

  • High school or higher: 97.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 18.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Yates city:

  • Never married: 51.0%
  • Now married: 18.0%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 20.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $750 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $409 (1.3%)

Fort Yates satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (50.9 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (364.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (707.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cannon Ball, ND (3.4 miles ), Selfridge, ND (3.8 miles ), McLaughlin, SD (4.6 miles ), Pollock, SD (4.6 miles ), Solen, ND (4.7 miles) , Strasburg, ND (4.8 miles ), Linton, ND (4.8 miles ), Porcupine, ND (4.9 miles) .

Latitude: 46.08 N, Longitude: 100.63 W

Area code: 701

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

6.6%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +44 (+23.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (23%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Plant and system operators (19%)
  • Bus drivers (19%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Child care workers (13%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Communications equipment operators (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Fort Yates, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fort Yates-area historical tornado activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.3 miles away from the Fort Yates city center killed 2 people and injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/4/1978, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.9 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Yates-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 63% 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 498.3 miles away from the city 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 142.5 miles away from Fort Yates center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 353.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 288.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 290.0 miles away from Fort Yates center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 222.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sioux County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fort Yates topographic map

Birthplace of: John Donaldson (aviator) - World War I flying ace.

Hospitals and medical centers in Fort Yates:

  • STANDING ROCK INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE HOSPITAL (Government - Federal, 10 NORTH RIVER ROAD)
  • MEDCENTER ONE SAT - FT YATES IHS (STANDING ROCK HOSP)

Airports located in Fort Yates:

College/University in Fort Yates:

  • Sitting Bull College (Full-time enrollment: 222; Location: 9299 Hwy 24; Public; Website: www.sittingbull.edu)

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

  • University of Mary (about 45 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 52 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Northern State University (about 113 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Minot State University (about 153 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 188 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 191 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 192 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)

Public high school in Fort Yates:

Public elementary/middle schools in Fort Yates:

Private elementary/middle school in Fort Yates:

  • ST BERNARD MISSION SCHOOL (Students: 74; Location: 1 MISSION AVE; Grades: 1 - 6)
See full list of schools located in Fort Yates, School District: FORT YATES PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 4

Library in Fort Yates:

  • SIOUX COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $21,468; Location: 300 SECOND AVE; 3,360 books; 90 audio materials; 27 video materials; 7 state licensed databases; 54 print serial subscriptions)

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Hotel: Prairie Knights Casino & Resort (Highway 1806).

Sioux 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: 45.1%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for American Indian residents, 69.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.2%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  15.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Fort Yates compared to North Dakota state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (83%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fort Yates city (based on Sioux County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.77%
Here: 47.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents62.0%23.0%10.1%2.4%2.6%
Congregations45.5%18.2%9.1%9.1%18.2%
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 convenience stores (with gas): 3
Sioux County:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Sioux County:

36.0%
North Dakota:

27.6%
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$406
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$789
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$840
Totals for Government 0$0 6$2,035

6.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($21,890 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
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 Burleigh County, ND  1.79% ($14,368 average AGI)


7.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
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 Burleigh County, ND  2.71% ($26,345 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Yates:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Yates:

  • KCND (90.5 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYYY (92.9 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLND (89.5 FM; LITTLE EAGLE, SD; Owner: SEVENTH GENERATION MEDIA SVCS, INC.)
  • KACL (98.7 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBYZ (96.5 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNDR (104.7 FM; MANDAN, ND; Owner: CENTRAL DAKOTA ENTERPRISES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Yates:

  • KBME-TV (Channel 3; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXMB-TV (Channel 12; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: REITEN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KNDX (Channel 26; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: PRIME CITIES BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fort Yates fatal accident list:

Nov 15, 2008 08:48 PM, 92nd St, Wolf Ave, Lat: 46.08847, Lon: -100.65554, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Jun 8, 2003 08:10 AM, Dike Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 3, 2003 05:54 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Aug 26, 1980 01:45 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Tribal Bldg (Lat: 46.093056 Lon: -100.637917), Call Sign: KRL89, Licensee ID: L00080795
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.800 MHz, 153.845 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/10/1997, Expiration Date: 05/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2002
    Registrant: War Hawk Civil Defense District, Fire Hall, Mobridge, SD 57601, Phone: (605) 845-2800
  • .75 Mi N (Lat: 46.083333 Lon: -100.633750), Call Sign: KNGQ802, Licensee ID: L00068705
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz, 155.430 MHz, 155.430 MHz, 155.505 MHz, 155.505 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/12/1998, Expiration Date: 03/17/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/22/2003
    Registrant: County Of Sioux, County Courthouse, Fort Yates, ND 58538
  • Courthouse (Lat: 47.481111 Lon: -100.437639), Type: Building, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KEY686
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.085 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/23/2005, Expiration Date: 10/13/2015, Certifier: Harold G Narum
    Registrant: Fraine Barracks, Bismarck, ND 58502, Phone: (701) 328-8100, Email:
  • Lat: 46.050000 Lon: -100.616667, Call Sign: WQAT858
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.292 MHz, 157.552 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/05/2004, Expiration Date: 08/05/2014, Certifier: John Thompson
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239
  • Lat: 46.099639 Lon: -100.635333, Call Sign: WQIR328
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.955 MHz, 155.955 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/21/2008, Expiration Date: 04/21/2018, Certifier: Henry Harrison
    Registrant: Electronic Communications, 212 West Main Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501-0687, Phone: (701) 258-7698, Fax: (701) 223-4200, Email:
  • 9189 Hwy 24 (Lat: 46.093472 Lon: -100.679139), Type: Mast, Structure height: 5.5 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQKN904
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/28/2009, Expiration Date: 07/28/2019, Certifier: Lucy Fredericks
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 249-2344

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA5QIQ
    Grant Date: 04/05/1988, Expiration Date: 04/05/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2000
    Registrant: Pat L Phillips, Fort Yates, ND 58538

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Fort Yates, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph1168.0 years
John1068.3 years
William965.2 years
James869.2 years
Bernard654.2 years
Charles665.3 years
Robert661.7 years
George566.2 years
Thomas549.6 years
Herbert463.5 years
Most common last names in Fort Yates, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pleets754.1 years
Ironroad752.0 years
Claymore656.5 years
Silk651.2 years
Kidder663.7 years
White559.0 years
Harrison577.8 years
Walker564.0 years
Agard447.5 years
Alkire461.7 years
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