Golden Valley, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 182 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.5%
 
Males: 81  (45.0%)
Females: 101  (55.0%)
Median resident age:  43.2 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58541

Estimated median household income in 2016: $77,469 (it was $27,188 in 2000)
Golden Valley:

$77,469
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $32,074 (it was $14,783 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $95,418 (it was $19,800 in 2000)
Golden Valley:

$95,418
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $100,032; Detached houses: $109,602; Mobile homes: $23,173

Median gross rent in 2016: $429.

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  • Races in Golden Valley, ND (2010)

    Golden Valley races chart
    • 17495.6%White alone
    • 31.6%Hispanic
    • 21.1%American Indian alone
    • 21.1%Asian alone
    • 10.5%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Golden Valley: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (52.8%), American (4.3%), Norwegian (4.3%), European (3.7%), English (2.5%), Italian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 1937 feet

Land area: 0.72 square miles.

Population density: 252 people per square mile   (very low).

Golden Valley, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Golden Valley:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 14.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Golden Valley city:

  • Never married: 11.9%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

9 residents are foreign born (0.7% Europe, 0.7% Latin America, 0.3% North America).

This city:

3.1%
North Dakota:

3.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $316 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $503 (0.7%)

Golden Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (69.2 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (451.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (801.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dodge, ND (2.5 miles) , Zap, ND (2.6 miles ), Halliday, ND (3.6 miles ), Beulah, ND (3.7 miles ), Hazen, ND (4.6 miles ), Dunn Center, ND (5.1 miles) , Hebron, ND (5.2 miles ), White Shield, ND (5.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $450,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $71,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $160,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.29 N, Longitude: 102.07 W

Area code: 701

Golden Valley household income distribution Golden Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -55 (-23.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (30%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (31%)
  • Transportation occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (2%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Average climate in Golden Valley, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Golden Valley-area historical tornado activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the Golden Valley city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Golden Valley-area historical earthquake activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 57% 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 453.8 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 608.3 miles away from Golden Valley center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 281.9 miles away from the city center
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 454.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 283.0 miles away from Golden Valley center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 379.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 8, Snows: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Golden Valley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Golden Valley:

  • KNIFE RIVER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BEULAH, ND)

airports located in Golden Valley:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Golden Valley:

  • Bismarck State College (about 68 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 74 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Minot State University (about 76 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Black Hills State University (about 212 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Northern State University (about 214 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 230 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • University of North Dakota (about 238 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)

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

Mercer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 79.0. This is about average.

City:

79.0
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.18
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.499. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.499
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 5.82. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.82
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.4%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.7%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.3%
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:

8.6
North Dakota average:

9.6

Golden Valley travel time to work - commute Golden Valley mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Golden Valley city (based on Mercer County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,55620
Mainline Protestant1,9266
Catholic1,1572
Other1181
None1,667-
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
Mercer County:

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Mercer County:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

27.1%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.9%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

51.4%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Golden Valley:

29.3
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Golden Valley:

19.6%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.2%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

44.1%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.6%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.2%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Golden Valley, 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 1$3,468$41,6161$68
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$408
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$900
Sewerage 1$2,580$30,9601$61
Totals for Government 2$6,048$36,2889$1,437

Golden Valley government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $56,000 ($307.69)
    General - Other: $34,000 ($186.81)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($104.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($65.93)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($49.45)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($43.96)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($27.47)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($21.98)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($5.49)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($5.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $74,000 ($406.59)

Golden Valley government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($65.93)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($38.46)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($16.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($71.43)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($54.95)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($21.98)
    Rents: $2,000 ($10.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($98.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $71,000 ($390.11)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($16.48)
    NEC: $1,000 ($5.49)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($5.49)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $200,000 ($1098.90)

5.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,422 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
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  1.06% ($34,361 average AGI)
from Morton County, ND  0.68% ($51,957)
from Cass County, ND  0.41% ($39,929)


6.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
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  1.93% ($52,985 average AGI)
to Morton County, ND  0.44% ($29,133)
to McLean County, ND  0.32% ($53,182)

Strongest AM radio stations in Golden Valley:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KHOL (1410 AM; 1 kW; BEULAH, ND; Owner: TWO GUYS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KLTC (1460 AM; 5 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDIX (1230 AM; 1 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: STARRDAK, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Golden Valley:

  • KCAD (99.1 FM; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • James D Gold, Highway 1806 And County Road 5 (Lat: 47.422694 Lon: -102.076167), Type: 97.1, Overall height: 94 m, Registrant: 7017482211, Teleco@westriv.Com, 101 WEST MAIN STREET
  • James D Gold, 13th St. Sw And County Road 5 (Lat: 47.228500 Lon: -102.046528), Type: 97.1, Overall height: 94 m, Registrant: 7017482211, Teleco@westriv.Com, 101 WEST MAIN
  • Blaine L Lemer, 13th St. Sw And County Road 5 (Lat: 47.228500 Lon: -102.046528), Type: 97.1, Overall height: 94 m, Registrant: 7017482211, Teleco@westriv.Com, 101 WEST MAIN
  • Blaine L Lemer, Highway 1806 And County Road 5 (Lat: 47.422694 Lon: -102.076167), Type: 97.1, Overall height: 94 m, Registrant: 7017482211, Teleco@westriv.Com, 101 WEST MAIN STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2 Mi N 1/2 Mi W 1 N 1 W 1 N Of Hwy 200 (Lat: 47.351389 Lon: -102.098222), Call Sign: KNDF339, Licensee ID: L00120149
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.975 MHzGrant Date: 08/13/2002, Expiration Date: 08/13/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2012Registrant: Ronald Isaak, Rr Box 103, Golden Valley, ND 58541, Phone: (701) 983-4458

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150J (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 60944 , Serial Number: 15070685, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 04/29/1969
    Registrant (Partnership): Deen R Brecht, 302 Main St W, Golden Valley, ND 58541, Other Owners: Darlene R Brecht

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

  • GOLDEN VALLEY CITY OF (Population served: 182, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Golden Valley compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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