Fortuna, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 23 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.8%
Males: 12  (54.7%)
Females: 11  (45.3%)
Median resident age:  31.0 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58844

Estimated median household income in 2016: $113,102 (it was $13,542 in 2000)
Fortuna:

$113,102
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,279 (it was $8,502 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $151,097 (it was $12,000 in 2000)
Fortuna:

$151,097
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $130,666; Detached houses: $129,804
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    • 2195.5%White alone
    • 14.5%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fortuna: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (26.8%), Irish (22.0%), German (19.5%), Norwegian (19.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2200 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (very low).

Fortuna, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Fortuna:

  • High school or higher: 59.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fortuna city:

  • Never married: 4.3%
  • Now married: 80.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

5 residents are foreign born (16.1% North America).

This city:

16.1%
North Dakota:

1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Fortuna city:  1.9% ($225)
North Dakota:  1.8% ($1,247)

Fortuna satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (200.9 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (565.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (919.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Westby, MT (3.6 miles) , Ambrose, ND (3.7 miles) , Grenora, ND (4.6 miles ), Crosby, ND (4.7 miles ), Alamo, ND (5.2 miles) , Wildrose, ND (5.8 miles) , Antelope, MT (5.9 miles) , Noonan, ND (5.9 miles) .

Latitude: 48.91 N, Longitude: 103.77 W

Area code: 701

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

1.6%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-41.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (52%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (57%)
  • Management occupations (43%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (50%)
  • Sales and related occupations (50%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Fortuna, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Fortuna-area historical earthquake activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 54% 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 443.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 582.2 miles away from Fortuna center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 440.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/29/1998 at 03:31:58, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.7 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/1998 at 11:59:37, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.7 miles away from Fortuna center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 339.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Divide County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fortuna topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fortuna:

  • Minot State University (about 123 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 200 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 207 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Black Hills State University (about 306 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 310 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • University of North Dakota (about 316 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Sheridan College (about 324 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)

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Notable location: Fortuna Fire Protection District Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Divide 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 2016: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  1.6 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  21.4%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
North Dakota average:

9.6

Fortuna travel time to work - commute Fortuna mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Fortuna city (based on Divide County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,1797
Catholic2072
Evangelical Protestant761
Other1-
None608-
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: 1
Divide County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Divide County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

20.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Divide County:

27.7%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

41.7%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.3%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

31.5
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fortuna:

15.7%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fortuna:

20.0%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fortuna:

6.5
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

52.8%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Fortuna:

55.7%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.7%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fortuna, 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$350
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$107
Water Supply 0$0 1$200
Totals for Government 0$0 6$657

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,000 ($260.87)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($130.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($130.43)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($130.43)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($86.96)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($43.48)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($43.48)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($434.78)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($130.43)
    All Other: $3,000 ($130.43)
    Sewerage: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($43.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($130.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($217.39)
    Highways: $2,000 ($86.96)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($86.96)
    NEC: $1,000 ($43.48)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($608.70)

7.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,937 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

5.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($69,023 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
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 Williams County, ND  1.16% ($92,900 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fortuna:

  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTGO (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TIOGA, ND; Owner: TIOGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fortuna)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 6 1/4 Mi S Of (Lat: 48.817528 Lon: -103.775750), Call Sign: KNFS799
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.375 MHzGrant Date: 02/17/2012, Expiration Date: 05/15/2022Registrant: Nddot, 216 Airport Road, Bismarck, ND 58504, Phone: (701) 328-6935, Email:
  • 4 Miles West And .4 Miles South Of Fortuna (Lat: 48.904167 Lon: -103.866250), Type: Building, Structure height: 14 m, Overall height: 22 m, Call Sign: KWM762
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.100 MHzGrant Date: 01/29/2014, Expiration Date: 04/24/2024Registrant: Team Electronics Inc, 1100 31st Ave Sw, Minot, ND 58701, Phone: (701) 852-3270, Fax: (701) 852-3282, Email:
  • 1 Mi S On Divide Co 7 & 100 Yds W Of 7 (Lat: 48.883361 Lon: -103.733806), Call Sign: KWM763, Licensee ID: L00019181
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.100 MHzGrant Date: 05/28/1999, Expiration Date: 08/11/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/16/2004Registrant: County Of Divide, County Courthouse, Crosby, ND 58730, Phone: (701) 925-5717
  • Farm Home .75 Mi E On Us Hwy 5 (Lat: 48.896972 Lon: -103.722694), Call Sign: KNCK222, Licensee ID: L00081146
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.625 MHzGrant Date: 01/18/2002, Expiration Date: 01/28/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2012Registrant: Arden A Wigness, Fortuna, ND 58844, Phone: (701) 834-2332

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 51202 , Serial Number: 17274278, Airworthiness Date: 10/07/1980
    Registrant (Individual): David Wolter, 13315 105th St Nw, Fortuna, ND 58844

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

BDW RURAL WATER (Population served: 0, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fortuna that have no violations reported:

  • FORTUNA CITY OF (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)

Fortuna compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There is 1 pilot and 3 other airmen in this city.
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