Knox, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 25 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -57.6%
Males: 11  (44.8%)
Females: 14  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  52.1 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58343

Estimated median household income in 2016: $133,534 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Knox:

$133,534
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $48,812 (it was $12,808 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $34,575 (it was $11,900 in 2000)
Knox:

$34,575
ND:

$184,100
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Knox: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (72.2%), Norwegian (16.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1604 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (very low).

Knox, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Knox:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Knox city:

  • Never married: 51.4%
  • Now married: 20.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 21.1%

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

Knox city:  1.7% ($199)
North Dakota:  1.8% ($1,247)

Knox satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (117.3 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (384.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (737.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: York, ND (2.4 miles) , Wolford, ND (3.3 miles) , Leeds, ND (3.5 miles ), Rugby, ND (3.7 miles ), Balta, ND (4.5 miles) , Brinsmade, ND (4.5 miles) , Mylo, ND (4.5 miles) , Esmond, ND (4.6 miles) .

Latitude: 48.34 N, Longitude: 99.69 W

Area code: 701

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

3.5%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+31.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (67%)
  • Construction (33%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Construction (60%)
  • Wholesale trade (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (67%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (33%)
  • 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%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (60%)
  • Material moving occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Knox, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Knox-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Knox city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/7/2008, a category F3 tornado 36.7 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Knox-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 73% 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 583.3 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 252.6 miles away from Knox center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 285.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 411.7 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 244.4 miles away from Knox center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 412.9 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 Benson County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 12, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Knox:

  • HEART OF AMERICA NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; RUGBY, ND)

Amtrak station near Knox:

  • 15 miles: RUGBY (201 W. DEWEY ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Knox:

  • Minot State University (about 75 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 118 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 123 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 125 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 164 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 168 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 171 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

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Benson 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: 10.3%
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  46.2%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  23.1%
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:

2.2
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Knox city (based on Benson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,6388
Mainline Protestant1,73214
Evangelical Protestant3016
Other18-
None971-
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
Benson County:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Benson County:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Benson County:

31.5%
North Dakota:

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

12.2%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Knox:

55.6%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

39.0%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Knox:

28.8
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

28.0%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Knox:

8.8%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Knox:

6.6
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

19.9%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Knox:

44.8%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

86.2%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Knox, 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$85
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$139
Totals for Government 0$0 4$224

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($160.00)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($120.00)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($80.00)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($40.00)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($40.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($240.00)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($160.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($40.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($40.00)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($80.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $29,000 ($1160.00)

6.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,880 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 Ramsey County, ND  1.38% ($15,367 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.60% ($24,769)


6.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,685 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
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 Ramsey County, ND  2.10% ($32,478 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.78% ($25,647)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.46% ($24,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Knox:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KZZJ (1450 AM; 1 kW; RUGBY, ND; Owner: RUGBY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDLR (1240 AM; 1 kW; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: DOUBLE Z BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Knox:

  • K20AM (Channel 20; ROLETTE, ETC., ND; Owner: FULL GOSPEL BUSINESSMEN'S FELLOWSHIP)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • 1,400Total average daily traffic
  • 140Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,400Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W8ACR, Licensee ID: L00581996, Grant Date: 09/06/2006, Expiration Date: 12/04/2016, Certifier: Ronald P Skipper, Registrant: Ronald P Skipper, 6466 41st Ave Ne, Knox, ND 58343

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (82%)
  • Electricity (18%)

Knox compared to North Dakota state average:

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