Kensal, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 161 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 
Males: 73  (45.4%)
Females: 88  (54.6%)
Median resident age:  46.2 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 58455

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,767 (it was $20,625 in 2000)
Kensal:

$45,767
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,202 (it was $17,088 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $44,280 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Kensal:

$44,280
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $42,436; Detached houses: $41,550; Mobile homes: $52,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $600.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kensal: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.4%), Norwegian (16.1%), Polish (11.0%), English (6.4%), Irish (4.7%), French (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1540 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 267 people per square mile   (very low).

Kensal, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Kensal:

  • High school or higher: 81.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kensal city:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.8%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $350 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $300 (0.8%)

Kensal satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (95.3 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (307.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (661.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Courtenay, ND (3.1 miles) , Pingree, ND (3.5 miles) , Glenfield, ND (3.6 miles) , Sutton, ND (3.9 miles) , Wimbledon, ND (4.0 miles ), Buchanan, ND (4.1 miles) , Spiritwood Lake, ND (4.1 miles) , Grace City, ND (4.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $108,200

Latitude: 47.30 N, Longitude: 98.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

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

2.8%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -29 (-15.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Construction (25%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (35%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (18%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)

Average climate in Kensal, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kensal-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the Kensal city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/11/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.1 miles away from the city center caused $650,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kensal-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 75% 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 603.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 170.8 miles away from Kensal center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 215.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 161.7 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 137.3 miles away from Kensal center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 406.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stutsman County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 20, Storms: 11, Snows: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kensal topographic map

Heliports located in Kensal:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kensal:

  • University of North Dakota (about 89 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 95 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 98 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 98 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • University of Mary (about 104 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 104 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 124 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

Public high school in Kensal:

Public elementary/middle school in Kensal:

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Notable location: Kensal Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Stutsman 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 Kensal and their reported violations in the past:

KENSAL CITY OF (Population served: 163, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-10-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.9%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.9%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Kensal compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kensal city (based on Stutsman County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.72%
Here: 69.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents39.5%26.1%9.6%7.4%3.2%
Congregations20.5%18.2%13.6%6.8%6.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.5%2.5%2.0%1.6%5.4%
Congregations2.3%6.8%4.5%2.3%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 grocery stores: 5
Stutsman County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Stutsman County:

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

11.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Stutsman County:

29.4%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.9%
State:

13.0%
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

5.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,676 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
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 Cass County, ND  0.84% ($21,451 average AGI)
from Barnes County, ND  0.32% ($38,815)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.28% ($43,333)


6.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,284 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
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 Cass County, ND  1.03% ($28,545 average AGI)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.46% ($29,103)
to Barnes County, ND  0.32% ($34,963)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kensal:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDAK (1600 AM; 1 kW; CARRINGTON, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING)
  • KQDJ (1400 AM; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kensal:

  • KYNU (98.3 FM; CARRINGTON, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQDJ-FM (101.1 FM; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: SIOUX VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Kensal:

  • KJRR (Channel 7; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KCSI-LP (Channel 32; WINDSOR, ETC., ND; Owner: CABLE SERVICES, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rural Fire Hall (Lat: 47.296944 Lon: -98.739278), Call Sign: KNJS789
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.055 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2004, Expiration Date: 07/06/2014
    Registrant: Jamestown Communications Inc., 2703 Hwy 281 S, Jamestown, ND 58402-1933, Phone: (701) 252-3590, Fax: (701) 252-3591, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N0TEO, Licensee ID: L00490505
    Grant Date: 06/15/2012, Expiration Date: 06/23/2022, Certifier: Todd S Kollman
    Registrant: Todd S Kollman, 901 81st Rural Ave Se, Kensal, ND 58455
  • Call Sign: N0XHF, Licensee ID: L00650882
    Grant Date: 04/12/2013, Expiration Date: 06/01/2023, Certifier: Julie A Kollman
    Registrant: Julie A Kollman, 901 81st Ave Se, Kensal, ND 58455
  • Call Sign: N0XRZ, Licensee ID: L00668933
    Grant Date: 04/10/2003, Expiration Date: 07/06/2013, Certifier: Scott A Kollman
    Registrant: Scott A Kollman, 207 Parker St, Kensal, ND 58455

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BUTTS-ROTORWAY SCORPION (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3190 , Serial Number: 12952, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 07/02/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Rr 1 Box 162, Kensal, ND 58455

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