Mountain, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 88 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -33.8%
Males: 29  (33.8%)
Females: 59  (66.2%)
Median resident age:  60.1 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58262

Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,022 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Mountain:

$50,022
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,716 (it was $12,237 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $25,707 (it was $21,300 in 2000)
Mountain:

$25,707
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $28,775; Detached houses: $35,031; Mobile homes: $19,996

Median gross rent in 2016: $366.

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  • Races in Mountain, ND (2010)

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    • 9097.8%White alone
    • 11.1%American Indian alone
    • 11.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mountain: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (24.1%), Norwegian (20.7%), South African (13.8%), Dutch (6.9%), German (6.9%), Icelander (6.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1034 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 647 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 71.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.4%
  • Unemployed: 15.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mountain city:

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 36.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 26.7%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

4 residents are foreign born (5.4% Asia, 5.4% Africa).

This city:

5.4%
North Dakota:

3.3%



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Mountain, North Dakota as of December 18, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Mountain to the number of sex offenders is 74 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $359 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $285 (0.7%)

Mountain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (134.6 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (336.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (684.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Milton, ND (3.0 miles) , Canton City, ND (3.0 miles) , Crystal, ND (3.3 miles) , Osnabrock, ND (3.6 miles) , Edinburg, ND (3.6 miles ), Cavalier, ND (3.7 miles ), Hoople, ND (3.8 miles ), Walhalla, ND (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 48.68 N, Longitude: 97.86 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

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

3.6%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-0.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Construction (33%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (33%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (33%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (25%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (33%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Mountain, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mountain-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the Mountain city center caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/19/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 39.3 miles away from the city center caused $200,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 81% 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 669.9 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 225.5 miles away from Mountain center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 220.9 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 317.8 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 205.7 miles away from Mountain center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 491.9 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 Pembina County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 29, Storms: 15, Snows: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mountain topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mountain:

  • WEDGEWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CAVALIER, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mountain:

  • University of North Dakota (about 65 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 88 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 134 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 136 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 137 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minot State University (about 161 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bemidji State University (about 162 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)

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

Hotel: Melsted Place Limousine Service (Po Box 221).

Pembina 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: 3.0%
(3.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.7 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  46.7%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported
40 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
40 people in nursing homes in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.0
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

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Religion statistics for Mountain city (based on Pembina County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,11123
Catholic1,2387
Evangelical Protestant85211
Other2-
None2,210-
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
Pembina County:

7.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Pembina County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

10.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Pembina County:

29.2%
North Dakota:

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

18.4%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$408
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$166
Totals for Government 0$0 7$574

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($170.45)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($90.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($68.18)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($45.45)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($45.45)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($22.73)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($11.36)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($11.36)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($11.36)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,000 ($238.64)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($68.18)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($45.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($34.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($22.73)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($22.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($204.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($56.82)
    General Support: $3,000 ($34.09)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($22.73)
    NEC: $1,000 ($11.36)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $39,000 ($443.18)

4.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  0.51% ($25,563 average AGI)
from Walsh County, ND  0.51% ($26,875)


6.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.12% ($30,694 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.75% ($44,417)
to Walsh County, ND  0.50% ($29,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mountain:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KNDK (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LANGDON, ND; Owner: KNDK, INC.)
  • KXPO (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mountain:

  • KYTZ (106.7 FM; WALHALLA, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAOC (105.1 FM; CAVALIER, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNDK-FM (95.7 FM; LANGDON, ND; Owner: KNDK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mountain:

  • KNRR (Channel 12; PEMBINA, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KGFE (Channel 2; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAZ-TV (Channel 8; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • K58BP (Channel 58; GLASSTON, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • MOUNTAIN, 3.5 Mi. Northwest Of (Lat: 48.723861 Lon: -97.902028), Overall height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WQP89
    Assigned Frequencies: 6241.70 MHzGrant Date: 04/25/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: Polar Communications Mutual Aid Corp, Park River, ND 58270

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: WA2EKW, Licensee ID: L00153476, Grant Date: 07/11/2006, Expiration Date: 07/11/2016, Cancellation Date: 04/12/2011, Registrant: Ronald G Brown, 12591 88th St Ne, Mountain, ND 58262
  • Call Sign: K0IDX, Previous Call Sign: WA2EKW, Licensee ID: L00153476, Grant Date: 04/12/2011, Expiration Date: 04/12/2021, Certifier: Ronald G Brown, Registrant: Ronald G Brown, 12591 88th St Ne, Mountain, ND 58262

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

MOUNTAIN CITY OF (Population served: 92, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-28-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-28-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-27-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-20-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2011)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Wood (13%)

Mountain 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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