Litchville, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 173 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.4%
 
Males: 83  (48.1%)
Females: 90  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  49.2 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 58461

Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,968 (it was $23,393 in 2000)
Litchville:

$57,968
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,469 (it was $13,657 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $31,168 (it was $20,800 in 2000)
Litchville:

$31,168
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $47,221; Detached houses: $33,123; Mobile homes: $352,667

Median gross rent in 2012: $466.

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  • White alone - 163 (94.8%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (3.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Litchville: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (46.8%), German (28.0%), Dutch (4.6%), Polish (4.1%), Russian (2.3%), Swedish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1467 feet

Land area: 1.48 square miles.

Population density: 117 people per square mile   (very low).

Litchville, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Litchville:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Litchville city:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $271 (1.4%)

Litchville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (67.2 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (264.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (617.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Marion, ND (2.7 miles) , Kathryn, ND (3.3 miles) , Fort Ransom, ND (3.9 miles) , Dickey, ND (3.9 miles) , Nome, ND (4.2 miles) , Montpelier, ND (4.4 miles) , Ypsilanti, ND (4.4 miles) , Sanborn, ND (4.5 miles) .

Latitude: 46.65 N, Longitude: 98.19 W

Area code: 701

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

3.2%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-6.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (21%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)

Average climate in Litchville, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Litchville-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the Litchville city center caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/20/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Litchville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 76% 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 619.4 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 123.5 miles away from Litchville center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 178.8 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 113.4 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 87.3 miles away from Litchville center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 198.3 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 Barnes County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 11, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Litchville topographic map

Birthplace of: Earl Strinden - Politician, Fred G. Aandahl - Politician.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Litchville:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 68 miles; Fargo, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 70 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 70 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 80 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Northern State University (about 85 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • University of North Dakota (about 103 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 103 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Public elementary/middle schools in Litchville:

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Notable location: Litchville Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Barnes 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 Litchville and their reported violations in the past:

LITCHVILLE CITY OF (Population served: 172, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.4%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.9%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Litchville compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

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 Litchville city (based on Barnes County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.23%
Here: 77.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents41.6%30.0%8.0%5.7%3.5%
Congregations37.8%16.2%8.1%5.4%2.7%
NameUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.9%1.9%1.4%1.2%3.8%
Congregations2.7%2.7%5.4%2.7%16.2%
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
Barnes County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Barnes County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

14.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Barnes County:

27.7%
North Dakota:

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

12.9%
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

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $14,000 ($80.92)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($80.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($69.36)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($57.80)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($57.80)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($23.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($28.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $32,000 ($184.97)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($86.71)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($34.68)
    All Other: $3,000 ($17.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($11.56)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($127.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $16,000 ($92.49)
    Highways: $7,000 ($40.46)
    General Support: $5,000 ($28.90)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($28.90)
    NEC: $1,000 ($5.78)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $81,000 ($468.21)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $21,000 ($121.39)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $60,000 ($346.82)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $16,000 ($92.49)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $61,000 ($352.60)

5.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,221 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
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  1.22% ($32,352 average AGI)
from Stutsman County, ND  0.61% ($34,963)


6.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,374 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
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  1.86% ($32,169 average AGI)
to Stutsman County, ND  0.61% ($38,815)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.36% ($41,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Litchville:

  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOVC (1490 AM; 1 kW; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: SIOUX VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQLX (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LISBON, ND; Owner: SHEYENNE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Litchville:

  • KQDJ-FM (101.1 FM; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: SIOUX VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPRJ (91.5 FM; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXGT (95.5 FM; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Litchville:

  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)

Litchville fatal accident list:

Jan 23, 1986 03:50 PM, Broadway, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Michael P Goggin, 53rd St (Lat: 46.644417 Lon: -98.219611), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2024572055, Mg7268@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 1000
  • Michael P Goggin, 53rd St (Lat: 46.644417 Lon: -98.219611), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2024572055, Mg7268@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 1000
  • Michael P Goggin, 53rd St (Lat: 46.644417 Lon: -98.219611), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2024572055, Mg7268@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 1000
  • John E Monday, 53rd St (Lat: 46.644417 Lon: -98.219611), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 4692297471, Fccmw@att.Com, 5601 LEGACY DRIVE, MS: A-3, Phone: (You) ngb-lood
  • Michael P Goggin, 53rd St (Lat: 46.644417 Lon: -98.219611), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2024572055, Mg7268@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, N. W. SUITE 1000
  • John E Monday, 53rd St (Lat: 46.644417 Lon: -98.219611), Type: 96.0, Structure height: 38003 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Licensee ID: L
    Registrant: 9722347003, Fccmw@att.Com, 2200 N. GREENVILLE AVE., 1W
  • MICHAEL P GOGGIN, 53rd St (Lat: 46.644417 Lon: -98.219611), Type: 96.0, Structure height: 38003 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2024572055, Michael.P.Goggin@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, NW - SUITE 1000

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1/2 Mi N 1 1/2 Mi W (Lat: 46.659417 Lon: -98.175361), Call Sign: KNFQ891
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.990 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/23/1997, Expiration Date: 06/16/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2002
    Registrant: Formo, Jack:formo, Lawrence:formo, Axel Dba Formo Brothers Farms, 10634 52nd St Se, Litchville, ND 58641, Phone: (701) 762-4459

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KC0FGH, Licensee ID: L00212010
    Grant Date: 02/25/2009, Expiration Date: 03/22/2019, Certifier: Jeremy J Zeltinger
    Registrant: Jeremy J Zeltinger, 10232 44th St Se, Litchville, ND 58461
  • Call Sign: W0PVG, Licensee ID: L00212041
    Grant Date: 03/15/1994, Expiration Date: 03/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2006
    Registrant: Norman W Colebank, 301 6th Ave, Litchville, ND 58461
  • Call Sign: KC0KCU, Licensee ID: L00338164
    Grant Date: 03/21/2001, Expiration Date: 03/21/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/22/2013, Certifier: Katrina M Zeltinger
    Registrant: Katrina M Zeltinger, 10232 44th St Se, Litchville, ND 58461
  • Call Sign: KC0QEM, Licensee ID: L00699040
    Grant Date: 06/11/2003, Expiration Date: 06/11/2013, Certifier: Janet L Lighthill-Ridley
    Registrant: Janet L Lighthill-Ridley, 5343 106th Ave Se, Litchville, ND 58461-9703
  • Call Sign: KC0ZWN, Licensee ID: L01255123
    Grant Date: 03/09/2007, Expiration Date: 03/09/2017, Certifier: Ethan I Zeltinger
    Registrant: Ethan I Zeltinger, 10232 44th Wt Se, Litchville, ND 58461
  • Call Sign: KD0MMM, Licensee ID: L01585614
    Grant Date: 08/02/2010, Expiration Date: 08/02/2020, Certifier: John T Baumgartner
    Registrant: John T Baumgartner, 5041 107 Ave Se, Litchville, ND 58461

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3989D , Serial Number: 34689, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 09/13/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Jerald J Johnson, 202 7 Ave, Litchville, ND 58461

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
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