Marion, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 132 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.6%
 
Males: 76  (57.9%)
Females: 56  (42.1%)
Median resident age:  50.3 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 58466

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,443 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Marion:

$53,443
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,921 (it was $11,443 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $44,166 (it was $23,800 in 2000)
Marion:

$44,166
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $53,706; Detached houses: $53,902; Mobile homes: $8,437; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $92,806

Median gross rent in 2012: $379.

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  • White alone - 131 (98.5%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Marion: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (47.2%), Norwegian (28.3%), Dutch (5.1%), French (3.5%), Swedish (3.5%), United States (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1460 feet

Land area: 0.84 square miles.

Population density: 158 people per square mile   (very low).

Marion, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Marion:

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marion city:

  • Never married: 13.8%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $400 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $433 (1.0%)

Marion satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (74.6 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (269.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (621.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Litchville, ND (2.7 miles) , Dickey, ND (2.9 miles) , Montpelier, ND (3.7 miles) , Ypsilanti, ND (4.0 miles) , LaMoure, ND (4.2 miles ), Berlin, ND (4.2 miles) , Kathryn, ND (4.2 miles) , Fort Ransom, ND (4.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.61 N, Longitude: 98.33 W

Area code: 701

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

2.6%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-13.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Wholesale trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Other financial specialists (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (17%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Religious workers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Average climate in Marion, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Marion-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.2 miles away from the Marion city center caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/20/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marion-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 612.2 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 127.6 miles away from Marion center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 173.6 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 117.2 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 90.3 miles away from Marion center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 460.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Crosse County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Marion:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 76 miles; Fargo, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 77 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 77 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Northern State University (about 81 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 86 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • University of North Dakota (about 109 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 109 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Public high schools in Marion:

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

Cemetery: Lake View Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

LaMoure 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 2012: 1.7%
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.3%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Marion compared to North Dakota 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Marion (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of North Dakota: Marion Branch at 204 4th Main Avenue, branch established on 1928/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/01: Bank assets: $283.6 mil, Deposits: $247.0 mil, headquarters in Arthur, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Utility gas (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marion city (based on LaMoure County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 98.38%
Here: 98.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchHutterian Brethren
Adherents27.0%26.9%13.0%10.6%4.3%
Congregations22.2%16.7%11.1%16.7%5.6%
NameConservative Congregational Christian ConferencePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.9%2.8%2.6%2.3%6.6%
Congregations2.8%5.6%2.8%2.8%13.9%
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
LaMoure County:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
LaMoure County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
LaMoure County:

27.6%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$697
Sewerage 0$0 1$204
Totals for Government 0$0 7$901

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

  • Current Operations - General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($90.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($75.76)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($68.18)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($68.18)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($30.30)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($30.30)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.58)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $23,000 ($174.24)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($45.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($60.61)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,000 ($60.61)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($30.30)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($15.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($37.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($68.18)
    General Support: $4,000 ($30.30)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($75.76)
    NEC: $1,000 ($7.58)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $37,000 ($280.30)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marion:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KQDJ (1400 AM; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOVC (1490 AM; 1 kW; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: SIOUX VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQLX (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LISBON, ND; Owner: SHEYENNE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marion:

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

TV broadcast stations around Marion:

  • KCSI-LP (Channel 32; WINDSOR, ETC., ND; Owner: CABLE SERVICES, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Se Cor Mckinley St & 3rd Ave (Lat: 46.698306 Lon: -98.332583), Call Sign: KNCX375
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.115 MHz, 155.775 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/2012, Expiration Date: 03/12/2022
    Registrant: Jamestown Communications, Inc., 2703 Hwy 281 S, Jamestown, ND 58402-1933, Phone: (701) 252-3590, Fax: (701) 252-3591, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA0ENW, Licensee ID: L01335026
    Grant Date: 10/24/2007, Expiration Date: 10/24/2017
    Registrant: Leslie A Krenz, 305 3rd Main St, Marion, ND 58466

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 152 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 45941 , Serial Number: 15282952, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 01/06/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Daryl H Leistikow, 5710 97th Ave Se, Marion, ND 58466

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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