Kulm, North Dakota

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Population in 2019: 335 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -20.6%
 
Males: 167  (50.0%)
Females: 168  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

48.4 years
North Dakota median age:

35.5 years

Zip codes: 58456.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $66,548 (it was $25,125 in 2000)
Kulm:

$66,548
ND:

$64,577

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $34,451 (it was $19,904 in 2000)

Kulm city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $73,304 (it was $22,900 in 2000)
Kulm:

$73,304
ND:

$205,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $97,187; detached houses: $96,556

Median gross rent in 2019: $525.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kulm: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.3%
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  • Races in Kulm, ND (2010)
    • 33594.6%White alone
    • 164.5%Hispanic
    • 20.6%Two or more races
    • 10.3%American Indian alone

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


Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
North Dakota average:

2.31
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Ancestries: German (48.8%), Swedish (14.1%), Norwegian (13.5%), American (5.3%), Irish (3.5%), Nigerian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1970 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 1,060 people per square mile   (low).

Kulm, North Dakota map

8 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.0%
North Dakota:

4.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,350 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,443 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (94.0 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (289.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (638.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Fredonia, ND (2.7 miles),
Edgeley, ND (3.5 miles ),
Jud, ND (4.0 miles),
Monango, ND (4.4 miles),
Lehr, ND (4.4 miles),
Berlin, ND (4.8 miles),
Gackle, ND (4.9 miles ),
Forbes, ND (5.1 miles)

Latitude: 46.30 N, Longitude: 98.95 W

Area code: 701

Distribution of median household income in Kulm, ND in 2019
Distribution of house value in Kulm, ND in 2019

Kulm satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $580,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $500,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $450,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $226,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Kulm, ND residents
Average permit cost in Kulm, ND
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.2%
North Dakota:

4.1%
Most common industries in Kulm, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.1%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.4%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (23.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.9%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.2%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Machinery (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.1%)
  • Health care (16.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Kulm, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.6%)
  • Top executives (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.4%)

Average climate in Kulm, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kulm-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.0 miles away from the Kulm city center caused $2 million in damages.

On 8/19/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the city center injured 3 people.

Earthquake activity:

Kulm-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Dakota state average. It is 24% greater 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 580.2 miles away from Kulm center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 146.1 miles away from Kulm center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 146.4 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 134.8 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 424.3 miles away from Kulm 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 106.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in LaMoure County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 24, Storms: 12, Snows: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kulm topographic map

Airports located in Kulm:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kulm:

  • Northern State University (about 63 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • University of Mary (about 91 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 96 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 110 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 111 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 111 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 112 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

Public high school in Kulm:

Public elementary/middle school in Kulm:

See full list of schools located in Kulm

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kulm: Kulm Fire Department (A), Kulm Ambulance Corps (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Birthplace of: Angie Dickinson - (born 1931), actress.

LaMoure 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 Kulm and their reported violations in the past:

KULM CITY OF (Population served: 354, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In NOV-17-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2012)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In NOV-18-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

50.8%
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: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Kulm (2011 data):

  • Heartland State Bank: Kulm State Bank at Main Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $56.4 mil, Deposits: $46.6 mil, headquarters in Edgeley, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Jbs, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Kulm:

Marital status in Kulm, ND
  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Kulm:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
North Dakota average:

9.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Kulm
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kulm, ND (based on LaMoure County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,69517
Evangelical Protestant1,16512
Catholic9795
None300-
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
Here:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

14.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
LaMoure County:

8.5%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
LaMoure County:

27.6%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kulm:

42.3%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.8%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kulm:

21.6%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kulm:

10.3%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Kulm:

31.6%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Kulm:

59.1%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

86.8%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kulm, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$3,360$20,1600$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,592$31,1040$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,050$36,6000$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$524
Water Supply 0$0 1$940
Totals for Government 4$9,002$27,0062$1,464

Kulm government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $174,000 ($519.40)
    Central Staff Services: $133,000 ($397.01)
    Water Utilities: $70,000 ($208.96)
    Police Protection: $64,000 ($191.04)
    Sewerage: $49,000 ($146.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $49,000 ($146.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($137.31)
    General - Other: $39,000 ($116.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($202.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $52,000 ($155.22)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($35.82)

Kulm government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $86,000 ($256.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($134.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $4,000 ($11.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $133,000 ($397.01)
    General Revenue - Other: $29,000 ($86.57)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $116,000 ($346.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $60,000 ($179.10)
    General Local Government Support: $21,000 ($62.69)
  • Tax - Property: $109,000 ($325.37)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $72,000 ($214.93)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($11.94)

Kulm government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,606,000 ($4794.03)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,499,000 ($4474.63)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,000 ($319.40)

Kulm government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $521,000 ($1555.22)

3.71% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,677 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.71%
North Dakota average:

9.36%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Strongest AM radio stations in Kulm:

  • 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.)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; 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)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kulm:

  • K272CW (102.3 FM; KULM, ETC., ND; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM. OF KULM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kulm:

  • KJRE (Channel 19; ELLENDALE, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kulm)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Kulm City Water Tower (Lat: 46.303583 Lon: -98.951778), Call Sign: KNCX374,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.115 MHz, Grant Date: 03/07/2012, Expiration Date: 03/20/2022, Registrant: Jamestown Communications, Inc., 2703 Hwy 281 S, Jamestown, ND 58402-1933, Phone: (701) 252-3590, Fax: (701) 252-3591, Email:
  • 1 1/2 N 1/2 W (Lat: 46.323583 Lon: -98.967056), Call Sign: KNBK952,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.385 MHz, Grant Date: 06/18/2011, Expiration Date: 09/09/2021, Registrant: Jamestown Communications, Inc, Jamestown, ND 58402-1933, Phone: (701) 252-3590, Fax: (701) 252-3591, Email:
  • Lat: 46.298667 Lon: -98.946861, Call Sign: WQWH930,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2015, Expiration Date: 08/27/2025, Certifier: Tami Kramlich, Registrant: Primex Wireless Inc, 965 Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464
  • 9108 72nd Ave Sw (Lat: 46.140972 Lon: -98.880417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 46.1 m, Call Sign: WRFA964,
    Assigned Frequencies: 9200.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/21/2020, Expiration Date: 01/21/2030, Certifier: Ronald D Obermueller, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street Nw, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6749, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Kulm, 6.4 Km E (Lat: 46.298889 Lon: -98.865833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WLI955,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6925.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/16/1991, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., 207 North 5th St., Fargo, ND 58108, Phone: (701) 241-6900, Fax: (701) 239-7650, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC0PSQ, Licensee ID: L00673632, Grant Date: 01/23/2013, Expiration Date: 04/21/2023, Certifier: Stephen A Roise, Registrant: Stephen A Roise, 8355 64th Ave. Se, Kulm, ND 58456
  • Call Sign: KE0QJY, Licensee ID: L02167543, Grant Date: 03/05/2018, Expiration Date: 03/05/2028, Cancellation Date: 03/26/2019, Certifier: Jeff Gunderson, Registrant: Jeff Gunderson, Kulm, ND 58456
  • Call Sign: ND0JG, Previous Call Sign: KE0QJY, Licensee ID: L02167543, Grant Date: 03/26/2019, Expiration Date: 03/26/2029, Cancellation Date: 09/19/2020, Certifier: Jeff Gunderson 830, Registrant: Jeff Gunderson, Kulm, ND 58456
  • Call Sign: NT0TT, Previous Call Sign: ND0JG, Licensee ID: L02167543, Grant Date: 09/19/2020, Expiration Date: 09/19/2030, Certifier: Jeff Gunderson, Registrant: Jeff Gunderson, Kulm, ND 58456


FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kulm)
Most common first names in Kulm, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1379.5 years
Albert1176.4 years
Bertha1086.4 years
Fred1080.3 years
Edwin1080.0 years
Jacob775.7 years
Lydia686.2 years
Harold676.2 years
William678.7 years
Otto678.2 years
Most common last names in Kulm, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gackle1174.6 years
Kinzler981.8 years
Anderson879.1 years
Herman879.0 years
Mueller878.8 years
Klettke876.5 years
Lindgren775.7 years
Hehr779.4 years
Ost781.5 years
Lundgren780.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kulm, ND
  • 44.0%Electricity
  • 29.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Other fuel
  • 1.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kulm, ND
  • 58.0%Electricity
  • 34.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.0%No fuel used
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Kulm compared to North Dakota state average:

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