Lignite, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 204 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.2%
 
Males: 89  (44.0%)
Females: 115  (56.0%)
Median resident age:  49.4 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 58752

Estimated median household income in 2012: $81,715 (it was $20,833 in 2000)
Lignite:

$81,715
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $102,795 (it was $15,346 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,212 (it was $21,400 in 2000)
Lignite:

$65,212
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $46,404; Detached houses: $41,198; Mobile homes: $64,425

Median gross rent in 2012: $440.

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  • White alone - 145 (93.5%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (4.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lignite: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Recent posts about Lignite, North Dakota on our local forum with over 1,800,000 registered users. Lignite is mentioned 19 times on our forum:
Mineral Rights discussion  (60 replies)
Anyone move to ND from Southern Calif?  (31 replies)
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Article in USNEWS & World Report 5/7/01  (5 replies)

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Ancestries: German (33.8%), Norwegian (19.7%), Swedish (12.0%), Irish (9.9%), English (7.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1975 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 1,459 people per square mile   (low).

Lignite, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Lignite:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lignite city:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 27.4%
  • Divorced: 3.5%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.0%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $500 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $767 (0.9%)

Lignite satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (165.0 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (515.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (869.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Flaxton, ND (2.8 miles) , Portal, ND (2.9 miles) , Columbus, ND (3.2 miles) , Larson, ND (3.7 miles) , Bowbells, ND (3.9 miles ), Noonan, ND (4.5 miles) , Powers Lake, ND (4.7 miles ), Kenmare, ND (5.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $38,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.88 N, Longitude: 102.56 W

Area code: 701

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

2.2%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -68 (-28.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (46%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Other transportation workers (13%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)

Average climate in Lignite, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lignite-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/5/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the Lignite city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/14/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lignite-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 61% 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 485.5 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 629.0 miles away from Lignite center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 483.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/29/1998 at 03:31:58, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.7 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 104.1 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 359.0 miles away from Lignite center
On 11/11/1998 at 11:59:37, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Burke County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lignite topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lignite:

  • Minot State University (about 73 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 164 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 171 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 261 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 298 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 301 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 303 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Public high school in Lignite:

Public elementary/middle school in Lignite:

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 67.1. This is about average.

City:

67.1
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.02. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.02
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.803. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.803
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.32. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.32
U.S.:

9.14

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

LIGNITE CITY OF (Population served: 155, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.0%
(1.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black 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:  57.9%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.6%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Lignite compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Lignite (2011 data):

  • First National Bank & Trust Co. of Williston: Lignite Station Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1971/08/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $352.6 mil, Deposits: $315.4 mil, headquarters in Williston, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Jorgenson Williston Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

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 Lignite city (based on Burke County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 107.98%
Here: 108.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents63.2%13.5%12.0%5.2%6.2%
Congregations43.8%18.8%6.3%6.3%25.0%
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
Burke County:

16.21 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Burke County:

27.8%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,142
Police - Other 0$0 1$620
Streets and Highways 1$3,350$40,2000$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$110
Totals for Government 1$3,350$40,2003$2,872

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $28,000 ($137.25)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($112.75)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($107.84)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($107.84)
    Gas Utilities: $22,000 ($107.84)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($39.22)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($19.61)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($19.61)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($9.80)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($4.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($14.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $66,000 ($323.53)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,000 ($88.24)
    All Other: $2,000 ($9.80)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($4.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $19,000 ($93.14)
    General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($34.31)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($19.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($88.24)
    Gas Utilities: $18,000 ($88.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $27,000 ($132.35)
    Highways: $13,000 ($63.73)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($68.63)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.90)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $40,000 ($196.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $24,000 ($117.65)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $16,000 ($78.43)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $136,000 ($666.67)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $24,000 ($117.65)

9.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,640 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.82%
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 Ward County, ND  1.60% ($53,071 average AGI)


6.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,712 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
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 Lignite:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KTGO (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TIOGA, ND; Owner: TIOGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lignite:

  • K222AC (92.3 FM; STANLEY, ND; Owner: WILLISTON CHRISTIAN RADIO)

Lignite fatal accident list:

May 21, 1980 10:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • South Side (Lat: 48.909194 Lon: -102.560167), Call Sign: KBF902
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.055 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/27/2001, Expiration Date: 09/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2010
    Registrant: Federal Licensing, Inc., 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • South Side (Lat: 48.909194 Lon: -102.560167), Call Sign: WBW936, Licensee ID: L00394373
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/27/2001, Expiration Date: 09/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2010
    Registrant: County Of Burke, Cty Crthouse Dis Emrg Srvs Grandall, Bowballs, ND 58721, Phone: (701) 377-2962
  • Lignite Nd 58752 (Lat: 48.877806 Lon: -102.560167), Call Sign: KGD583
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.960 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/10/2011, Expiration Date: 02/09/2022
    Registrant: Team Electronics Inc, 1100 31st Ave Sw, Minot, ND 58701, Phone: (701) 852-3270, Fax: (701) 852-3282, Email:
  • 201 Hulbert St. (Lat: 48.876944 Lon: -102.566944), Call Sign: WPYH469
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2003, Expiration Date: 08/12/2013, Certifier: Loren Mc Evers
    Registrant: Team Electronics Inc, 1100 31st Ave Sw, Minot, ND 58701, Phone: (701) 852-3270, Fax: (701) 852-3282, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0AQN
    Grant Date: 04/22/1997, Expiration Date: 04/22/2007, Cancellation Date: 04/23/2009
    Registrant: Marlyn J Brorby, Lignite, ND 58752

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