Luverne, North Dakota

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Population in 2017: 31 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -29.5%
Males: 17  (56.2%)
Females: 14  (43.8%)
Median resident age:

45.1 years
North Dakota median age:

35.4 years

Zip code: 58056

Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,461 (it was $37,188 in 2000)
Luverne:

$66,461
ND:

$61,843

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,069 (it was $12,042 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $28,504 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Luverne:

$28,504
ND:

$194,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $36,922; detached houses: $37,443
March 2019 cost of living index in Luverne: 75.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.2%
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  • Races in Luverne, ND (2010)
    • 2890.3%White alone
    • 26.5%American Indian alone
    • 13.2%Two or more races
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Ancestries: German (77.1%), Norwegian (8.3%), Danish (6.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1430 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 120 people per square mile   (very low).

Luverne, North Dakota map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Luverne city:

2.0% ($199)
North Dakota:

1.8% ($1,247)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (59.3 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (274.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (628.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Sibley, ND (1.7 miles),
Pillsbury, ND (2.7 miles),
Hope, ND (3.3 miles ),
Hannaford, ND (3.6 miles),
Dazey, ND (3.6 miles),
Cooperstown, ND (4.0 miles ),
Rogers, ND (4.2 miles),
Page, ND (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 47.25 N, Longitude: 97.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

Distribution of median household income in Luverne, ND in 2017
Distribution of house value in Luverne, ND in 2017

Luverne satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
North Dakota:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+7.3%).

Average climate in Luverne, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Luverne, North Dakota average temperatures Luverne, North Dakota average precipitation Luverne, North Dakota humidity Luverne, North Dakota wind speed Luverne, North Dakota snowfall Luverne, North Dakota sunshine Luverne, North Dakota clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 41.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

41.4
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 1.80. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.80
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Luverne-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 36.8 miles away from the Luverne city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/16/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Luverne-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 638.9 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 141.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 221.8 miles away from Luverne center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 134.3 miles away from Luverne 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 113.4 miles away from the city 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 240.6 miles away from Luverne center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Steele County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 12, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Luverne topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Luverne:

  • GRIGGS COUNTY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; COOPERSTOWN, ND)

Airports located in Luverne:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Luverne:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 59 miles; Fargo, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 62 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 62 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • University of North Dakota (about 62 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 93 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 103 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 110 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Points of interest:

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Steele County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

1.8 people
North Dakota:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.9%
Whole state:

60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Luverne:

Marital status in Luverne, ND
  • Never married: 4.9%
  • Now married: 80.5%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

For population 25 years and over in Luverne:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

1.7
North Dakota average:

9.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Luverne, ND (based on Steele County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,24510
Catholic1782
Evangelical Protestant1383
Other3-
None411-
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: 2
Steele County:

10.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Here:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

10.88 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

9.1%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Steele County:

28.4%
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 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$872
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 5$872

Luverne government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($193.55)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($96.77)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($32.26)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($32.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,000 ($322.58)

Luverne government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($129.03)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($32.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($225.81)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($64.52)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($96.77)

Luverne government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,000 ($1096.77)

4.95% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
North Dakota average:

8.08%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Luverne:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KMAV (1520 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MAYVILLE, ND; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KOVC (1490 AM; 1 kW; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: SIOUX VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Luverne:

  • KQDJ-FM (101.1 FM; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: SIOUX VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDAM (104.7 FM; HOPE, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKBX (101.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW-FM (97.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KPFX (107.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDSU (91.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFBN (88.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: FARGO BAPTIST CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Luverne:

  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KVLY-TV (Channel 11; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.7mTotal length
  • 310Total average daily traffic
  • 34Total average daily truck traffic
  • 310Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Luverne)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 47.283167 Lon: -97.880639, Call Sign: WQUK815,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.662 MHz, 464.662 MHz, Grant Date: 08/05/2014, Expiration Date: 08/05/2024, Certifier: Gary C Nelson, Registrant: Radio Connections, Inc., 1909 27th St S Unit B, Moorhead, MN 56560, Phone: (218) 287-4872, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3428F , Serial Number: 18257428, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 07/25/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 02/07/2013
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Casey J Burchill, 12140 20th St Se, Luverne, ND 58056, Other Owners: Debra L Burchill
  • Aircraft: ORNDORFF GEORGE E III RV-6A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 567RV , Serial Number: 20567-RV6, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 09/23/1991, Certificate Issue Date: 07/28/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Jon W Owen, 1918 123rd Ave Se, Luverne, ND 58056

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Luverne, ND
  • 73.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 20.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Luverne, ND
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Luverne compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 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.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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