Ludden, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 22 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.1%
Males: 11  (51.4%)
Females: 11  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  55.7 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58474

Estimated median household income in 2016: $73,109 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Ludden:

$73,109
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $37,757 (it was $20,770 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $116,297 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Ludden:

$116,297
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $84,933; Detached houses: $115,555; Mobile homes: $27,515
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ludden: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (60.0%), Finnish (28.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1301 feet

Land area: 0.77 square miles.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (very low).

Ludden, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Ludden:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ludden city:

  • Never married: 9.9%
  • Now married: 76.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $915 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $282 (0.6%)

Ludden satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (86.6 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (246.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (594.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hecla, SD (3.0 miles ), Oakes, ND (3.0 miles ), Cogswell, ND (4.2 miles) , Fullerton, ND (4.2 miles) , Ellendale, ND (4.4 miles ), Kidder, SD (4.7 miles) , Frederick, SD (4.7 miles ), Britton, SD (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 46.01 N, Longitude: 98.13 W

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

1.8%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-29.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (78%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (67%)
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Production occupations (38%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (25%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (25%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Ludden, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ludden-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Ludden city center .

On 5/20/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ludden-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 75% 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 617.1 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 103.2 miles away from Ludden center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 139.0 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 91.3 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 62.7 miles away from Ludden center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 227.4 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 Dickey County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 11, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 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 Ludden:

  • DAVITA - OAKES DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; OAKES, ND)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - OAKES (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; OAKES, ND)
  • OAKES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; OAKES, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ludden:

  • Northern State University (about 43 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 76 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 88 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 88 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 88 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 100 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 133 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.8%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
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:

5.9
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ludden city (based on Dickey County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,77812
Evangelical Protestant1,32111
Catholic8083
Other-1
None1,382-
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: 6
Dickey County:

11.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Dickey County:

27.1%
North Dakota:

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

14.7%
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

Ludden government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $49,000 ($2227.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($181.82)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($90.91)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($45.45)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($45.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,000 ($363.64)

Ludden government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($181.82)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $24,000 ($1090.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($45.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($90.91)
    Highways: $1,000 ($45.45)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($90.91)

Ludden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,000 ($1681.82)

5.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,072 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  0.82% ($30,875 average AGI)
from Brown County, SD  0.57% ($28,364)


6.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
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 Brown County, SD  0.82% ($38,625 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.77% ($30,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ludden:

  • KDDR (1220 AM; 1 kW; OAKES, ND)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KQLX (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LISBON, ND; Owner: SHEYENNE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ludden:

  • KDSD-FM (90.9 FM; PIERPONT, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K240CJ (95.9 FM; OAKES, ND; Owner: OAKES COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN B/CASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Ludden:

  • KDSD-TV (Channel 16; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • (Ludden) 106th Ave Se (Lat: 46.009056 Lon: -98.172611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN527
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 09/21/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1 Mi W (Lat: 46.008306 Lon: -98.158722), Call Sign: KNGC369
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHzGrant Date: 03/10/1998, Expiration Date: 03/08/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/08/2003Registrant: Steve Voightman, 10673 Hwy 11 Se, Ludden, ND 58474, Phone: (701) 742-2182
  • 1 Mi W (Lat: 46.008306 Lon: -98.158722), Call Sign: WYH398, Licensee ID: L00105154
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHzGrant Date: 12/30/1998, Expiration Date: 01/05/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2004Registrant: Lynn Voightman, 10673 Hwy 11 Se, Oakes, ND 58462, Phone: (701) 783-4334

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Electricity (40%)

Ludden compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value 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 below 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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