Hettinger, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 1,236 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.4%
 
Males: 588  (47.6%)
Females: 648  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58639.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,913 (it was $27,689 in 2000)
Hettinger:

$37,913
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,400 (it was $21,148 in 2000)

Hettinger city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,406 (it was $40,100 in 2000)
Hettinger:

$100,406
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $87,750; Detached houses: $90,505; Townhouses or other attached units: $158,786; In 2-unit structures: $96,559; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $60,081; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $111,579; Mobile homes: $47,094

Median gross rent in 2012: $371.

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  • White alone - 1,185 (96.7%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hettinger: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.0%), Norwegian (17.1%), Swedish (8.6%), English (7.1%), Irish (6.6%), Russian (4.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2700 feet

Land area: 0.84 square miles.

Population density: 1,472 people per square mile   (low).

Hettinger,ND real estate house value index trend

Hettinger, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Hettinger:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hettinger city:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.8%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.3%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,149 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $857 (1.0%)

Hettinger satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (104.8 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (440.2 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (797.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Haynes, ND (2.8 miles) , Bucyrus, ND (2.9 miles) , Reeder, ND (4.1 miles) , Gascoyne, ND (4.8 miles) , Lemmon, SD (4.8 miles ), Scranton, ND (5.1 miles ), Regent, ND (5.4 miles ), Mott, ND (5.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $20,800
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,400
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $19,200
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $122,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $122,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $190,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.00 N, Longitude: 102.63 W

Area code: 701

Hettinger household income distribution Hettinger home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.8%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -258 (-16.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Hettinger, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hettinger-area historical tornado activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/29/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.0 miles away from the Hettinger city center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/4/1978, a category F4 tornado 45.4 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:

Hettinger-area historical earthquake activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 50% 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 402.6 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 561.3 miles away from Hettinger 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 202.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 288.7 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 404.4 miles away from Hettinger center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 203.5 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 Adams County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hettinger topographic map

Birthplace of: Rick Berg - Politician, Korliss Uecker - Opera singer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Hettinger:

  • ABLE INC-SOUTHVIEW (1304 2ND AVE S)
  • WEST RIVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER-CAH (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1000 HIGHWAY 12)
  • WEST RIVER NURSE CORPS (700 N 4TH)
  • WESTERN HORIZONS CARE CENTER (1104 HWY 12)

Airports located in Hettinger:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hettinger:

  • University of Mary (about 103 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 104 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Black Hills State University (about 121 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 137 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Minot State University (about 168 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Northern State University (about 204 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Chadron State College (about 221 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)

Public high school in Hettinger:

Public elementary/middle school in Hettinger:

See full list of schools located in Hettinger

Library in Hettinger:

  • ADAMS COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $46,662; Location: 103 N 6TH STREET; 25,122 books; 1,040 audio materials; 1,225 video materials; 7 state licensed databases; 26 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Hettinger: Hettinger Fire Station (A), West River Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hettinger Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Mirror Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Dakota Buttes Museum (400 11th Street South).

Hotels: Tip Top Motel (508 3rd Avenue South), Mirror Lake Lodge (East Highway 12).

Courts: Adams County - Hettinger- Recorder Clerk Of Court (602 Highway 12 East), Adams County - Clerk Of Court- Hettinger- Clerk Of The Court (602 Highway 12 East).

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

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

HETTINGER CITY OF (Population served: 1,226, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In AUG-08-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2013)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.8%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.8%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
47 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Hettinger in 2000:

  • 63 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Hettinger, North Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Hettinger compared to North Dakota 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Hettinger (2011 data):

  • The Dakota Western Bank: West River State Bank Branch at Adams Avenue And Fourth Street, branch established on 1980/05/05. Info updated 2008/07/24: Bank assets: $216.3 mil, Deposits: $182.7 mil, headquarters in Bowman, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Dakota Western Bankshares, Inc.
  • Dacotah Bank: First National Bank Branch at 121 North Main Street, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2007/08/07: Bank assets: $1,902.6 mil, Deposits: $1,684.0 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Dacotah Banks, Inc.
  • Gate City Bank: 111 South Main St Branch at 111 South Main St, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,403.0 mil, Deposits: $1,231.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 32 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Utility gas (28%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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 Hettinger city (based on Adams County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.24%
Here: 75.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents57.1%26.3%5.4%4.5%6.7%
Congregations25.0%16.7%8.3%16.7%33.3%
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 grocery stores: 3
Adams County:

13.23 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Adams County:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

22.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

28.3%
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

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

  • Construction - General: $191,000 ($154.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $126,000 ($101.94)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $233,000 ($188.51)
    Financial Administration: $166,000 ($134.30)
    General - Other: $110,000 ($89.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $105,000 ($84.95)
    Regular Highways: $67,000 ($54.21)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($22.65)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $234,000 ($189.32)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($6.47)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $134,000 ($108.41)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($16.99)
    All Other: $12,000 ($9.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($10.52)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($4.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $204,000 ($165.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $273,000 ($220.87)
    Highways: $56,000 ($45.31)
  • Tax - Property: $153,000 ($123.79)
    NEC: $85,000 ($68.77)

Hettinger government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $141,000 ($114.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $136,000 ($110.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($4.05)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $150,000 ($121.36)

5.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,353 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

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


5.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,175 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Hettinger:

  • KNDC (1490 AM; 1 kW; HETTINGER, ND; Owner: SCHWEITZER MEDIA, INC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBJM (1400 AM; 1 kW; LEMMON, SD; Owner: MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KLTC (1460 AM; 5 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFLN (960 AM; 5 kW; BAKER, MT; Owner: NEWELL BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KPOK (1340 AM; 1 kW; BOWMAN, ND; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hettinger:

  • K220FG (91.9 FM; HETTINGER, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Hettinger fatal accident list:

Jun 12, 1997 10:08 PM, Us12, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Hettinger, ND)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Adams County Airport (Lat: 46.016389 Lon: -102.648611), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB2233
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.39251 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/2006, Expiration Date: 12/13/2015
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KA0BAW, Licensee ID: L01051055
    Grant Date: 08/11/2005, Expiration Date: 11/09/2015, Certifier: Duane L Boyce
    Registrant: Duane L Boyce, 105 2nd St North, Hettinger, ND 58639
  • Call Sign: KA0BOA, Licensee ID: L00985893
    Grant Date: 03/03/2005, Expiration Date: 04/27/2015, Certifier: Philip R Resner
    Registrant: Philip R Resner, 104 9th Ave N, Hettinger, ND 58639
  • Call Sign: W0VWJ
    Grant Date: 07/15/1994, Expiration Date: 07/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2006
    Registrant: Palmer B Forsmoe, Hettinger, ND 58639
  • Call Sign: KD0PPO, Licensee ID: L01663025
    Grant Date: 09/23/2011, Expiration Date: 09/23/2021, Certifier: Wade A Howard
    Registrant: Wade A Howard, 104 7th St N, Hettinger, ND 58639


FAA Registered Aircraft:

23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hettinger)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 28
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Hettinger

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hettinger, ND
Most common first names in Hettinger, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2676.3 years
Mary1582.6 years
Helen1383.6 years
Margaret1182.8 years
Richard1170.7 years
George1176.9 years
Anna1090.7 years
Albert1079.9 years
Robert1068.0 years
Carl979.5 years
Most common last names in Hettinger, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson4180.9 years
Nelson1576.7 years
Erickson1482.4 years
Johnson1482.1 years
Davidson1181.6 years
Miller1077.3 years
Anderson982.2 years
Mattis674.0 years
Evenson679.4 years
Peterson689.7 years

Businesses in Hettinger, ND

  • Alco Stores: 1
  • Ford: 1
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