Lawton, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 30 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.6%
Males: 12  (42.9%)
Females: 18  (57.1%)
Median resident age:  65.1 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58345

Estimated median household income in 2016: $21,038 (it was $14,375 in 2000)
Lawton:

$21,038
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,614 (it was $13,752 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $26,717 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Lawton:

$26,717
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $69,269; Detached houses: $68,812
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lawton: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Czech (28.6%), French (14.3%), German (14.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1517 feet

Land area: 0.93 square miles.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (very low).

Lawton, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Lawton:

  • High school or higher: 64.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lawton city:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

3 residents are foreign born (7.1% North America).

This city:

7.1%
North Dakota:

1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $238 (0.4%)

Lawton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (122.8 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (334.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (686.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Brocket, ND (2.5 miles) , Edmore, ND (2.9 miles ), Fairdale, ND (3.8 miles) , Adams, ND (4.0 miles ), Lakota, ND (4.3 miles ), Nekoma, ND (4.4 miles) , Hove Mobile Park, ND (4.5 miles) , Lankin, ND (4.5 miles) .

Latitude: 48.30 N, Longitude: 98.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

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

2.7%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-33.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (40%)
  • Accommodation and food services (40%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (40%)
  • Transportation occupations (40%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (33%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (33%)
  • Production occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Lawton, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lawton-area historical tornado activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.8 miles away from the Lawton city center caused $1 million in damages.

On 6/21/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lawton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 78% 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 639.4 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 212.6 miles away from Lawton center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 287.2 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 206.4 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 187.8 miles away from Lawton center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 458.0 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 Ramsey County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 23, Storms: 12, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lawton topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lawton:

  • University of North Dakota (about 66 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 103 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 122 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 125 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 125 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minot State University (about 136 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 154 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)

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

Ramsey 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: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  1.8 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  47.1%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  17.6%
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:

12.2
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lawton city (based on Ramsey County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,67113
Catholic2,4392
Evangelical Protestant61610
Other1342
None4,591-
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
Ramsey County:

2.68 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Ramsey County:

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Ramsey County:

29.3%
North Dakota:

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

13.4%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$107
Totals for Government 0$0 5$107

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($200.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($100.00)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($100.00)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($100.00)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($66.67)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($66.67)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($33.33)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($33.33)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($33.33)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,000 ($366.67)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($166.67)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($66.67)
    All Other: $1,000 ($33.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($33.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($166.67)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($33.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($66.67)
    General Support: $1,000 ($33.33)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($133.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $130,000 ($4333.33)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

6.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,003 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
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 Benson County, ND  0.99% ($32,478 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.69% ($28,313)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.60% ($27,179)


6.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,045 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
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  0.86% ($36,050 average AGI)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.69% ($23,438)
to Benson County, ND  0.64% ($15,367)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lawton:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KDLR (1240 AM; 1 kW; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: DOUBLE Z BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNDK (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LANGDON, ND; Owner: KNDK, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXPO (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lawton:

  • KYTZ (106.7 FM; WALHALLA, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAOC (105.1 FM; CAVALIER, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lawton:

  • KGFE (Channel 2; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAZ-TV (Channel 8; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: W0JBM, Grant Date: 10/13/1987, Expiration Date: 10/13/1997, Cancellation Date: 10/14/1999, Registrant: James B Thorson, 8 Fourth Ave N, Lawton, ND 58345

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Electricity (44%)

Lawton compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value 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 above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
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