Oakes, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 1,843 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.9%
 
Males: 805  (43.7%)
Females: 1,038  (56.3%)
Median resident age:  45.7 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58474.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,767 (it was $30,263 in 2000)
Oakes:

$38,767
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,524 (it was $17,138 in 2000)

Oakes city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $101,901 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Oakes:

$101,901
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $82,202; Detached houses: $87,196; Townhouses or other attached units: $118,109; In 2-unit structures: $119,267; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,058; Mobile homes: $23,622

Median gross rent in 2012: $508.

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  • White alone - 1,737 (93.6%)
  • Hispanic - 70 (3.8%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.3%)

Races in Oakes detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oakes: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.7%), Norwegian (17.0%), Irish (7.7%), Swedish (5.1%), French (4.7%), English (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1313 feet

Land area: 1.65 square miles.

Population density: 1,120 people per square mile   (low).

Oakes,ND real estate house value index trend

Oakes, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Oakes:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oakes city:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 15.8%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.3%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,402 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,342 (1.6%)

Oakes satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (79.4 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (247.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (596.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ludden, ND (3.0 miles) , Cogswell, ND (3.9 miles) , Verona, ND (4.0 miles) , Fullerton, ND (4.0 miles) , Hecla, SD (4.2 miles ), LaMoure, ND (4.3 miles ), Englevale, ND (4.4 miles) , Gwinner, ND (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.14 N, Longitude: 98.09 W

Area code: 701

Oakes household income distribution Oakes home values distribution

Crime rates in Oakes by Year
Type 2002 2009 2010
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Robberies 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Assaults 112
per 100,000 51.257.5111.3
Burglaries 100
per 100,000 51.20.00.0
Thefts 231
per 100,000 102.4172.455.6
Auto thefts 210
per 100,000 102.457.50.0
Arson 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.5) 27.223.925.5

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Crime rate in Oakes detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
North Dakota average:

2.07
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.1%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +201 (+11.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (51%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Oakes: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Oakes, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oakes-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the Oakes city center .

On 7/18/2004, a category F4 tornado 35.6 miles away from the city center caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oakes-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 619.7 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 103.8 miles away from Oakes center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 147.8 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 92.2 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 63.7 miles away from Oakes 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 236.4 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 (12).
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).
Oakes topographic map

Birthplace of: Phil Hansen (American football) - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Oakes:

  • OAKES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1200 N 7TH ST)
  • DAVITA - OAKES DIALYSIS (413 S 7TH ST)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - OAKES (213 N 9TH ST)

Airports located in Oakes:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oakes:

  • Northern State University (about 52 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 72 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 81 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 81 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 81 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 96 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 132 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)

Public high school in Oakes:

Public elementary/middle schools in Oakes:

See full list of schools located in Oakes, School District: OAKES PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 41

Library in Oakes:

  • OAKES SCHOOL & PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $16,039; Location: 804 MAIN AVENUE; 31,220 books; 82 audio materials; 320 video materials; 7 state licensed databases; 38 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Oakes: Oakes Fire Station (A), Oakes Volunteer Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: E & I Motel (1417 Main Avenue), Oakes Travel Inn Motel (401 Main Avenue).

Dickey 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 Oakes and their reported violations in the past:

OAKES CITY OF (Population served: 1,856, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
OAKES GOLF CLUB (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-10-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-29-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-27-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2013)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.3%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 72.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 77.1% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.0%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
92 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
94 people in nursing homes in 2000

Oakes, North Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Oakes compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Oakes (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of North Dakota: Oakes Branch at 620 Main Avenue, branch established on 1997/06/30. 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
  • Starion Financial: Oakes Branch at 601 Main Avenue, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/08: Bank assets: $924.6 mil, Deposits: $779.2 mil, headquarters in Bismarck, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Starion Bancorporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oakes, North Dakota:

  • Travel Host Motel Of Oakes Inc, 401 Main Ave, Oakes, ND 58474 , Phone: (701) 742-3403
  • A-one Motel & Lounge, 226 Main Ave, Oakes, ND 58474 , Phone: (701) 742-2185
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oakes, North Dakota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Electricity (45%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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 Oakes city (based on Dickey County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.05%
Here: 81.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents22.1%21.2%18.5%11.5%6.7%
Congregations14.3%14.3%10.7%14.3%7.1%
NameAssemblies of GodHutterian BrethrenPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents5.9%4.3%2.7%2.7%4.4%
Congregations10.7%7.1%7.1%3.6%10.7%
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: 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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,052$36,3121$374
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$406
Police Protection - Officers 4$14,759$44,2770$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,098$37,1760$0
Health 1$8,628$103,5361$1,931
Solid Waste Management 1$2,751$33,0121$326
Water Supply 2$9,515$57,0900$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$834
Totals for Government 11$44,803$48,8765$3,871

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 Oakes:

  • KDDR (1220 AM; 1 kW; OAKES, ND)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQLX (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LISBON, ND; Owner: SHEYENNE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oakes:

  • K240CJ (95.9 FM; OAKES, ND; Owner: OAKES COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN B/CASTING)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oakes)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Oakes, ND)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • OAKES, Lat: 46.138306 Lon: -98.088806, Call Sign: WQGE275
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.381 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/20/2006, Expiration Date: 12/20/2016, Certifier: April Haring
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Oakes Municipal Airport (Lat: 46.173889 Lon: -98.082778), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 6.2 m, Call Sign: WQHX384
    Assigned Frequencies: 118.675 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/2007, Expiration Date: 11/27/2017, Certifier: Mark Marvel
    Registrant: Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, 128 Soo Line Drive, Bismarck, ND 58502, Phone: (701) 355-8400, Fax: (701) 355-8491

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KA0PKK, Licensee ID: L00831039
    Grant Date: 11/17/2004, Expiration Date: 01/30/2015, Cancellation Date: 06/16/2007, Certifier: James D Ptacek
    Registrant: James D Ptacek, 16 N 12th St, Oakes, ND 58474
  • Call Sign: KA0UIH
    Grant Date: 02/26/1997, Expiration Date: 02/26/2007, Cancellation Date: 02/27/2009
    Registrant: Charles K Ptacek, 1014 E Main Ave, Oakes, ND 58474
  • Call Sign: N0NDX, Previous Call Sign: KA0PKK, Licensee ID: L00831039
    Grant Date: 06/16/2007, Expiration Date: 06/16/2017, Certifier: James D Ptacek
    Registrant: James D Ptacek, 11340 81st St. Se, Oakes, ND 58474
  • Call Sign: KD0OUB, Licensee ID: L01641209
    Grant Date: 05/27/2011, Expiration Date: 05/27/2021, Certifier: Steven K Thompson
    Registrant: Steven K Thompson, 8596 Happy Acres, Oakes, ND 58474


FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Oakes)
Most common first names in Oakes, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3581.8 years
George1980.0 years
Mary1885.1 years
Henry1577.7 years
Charles1584.2 years
Frank1481.1 years
Ruth1285.5 years
Clara1286.6 years
Anna1291.4 years
James1276.6 years
Most common last names in Oakes, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1881.5 years
Anderson1778.9 years
Ulmer1587.7 years
Nelson1383.7 years
Larson1281.9 years
Zimbelman971.0 years
Peterson885.5 years
Cotten879.0 years
Skjefte878.2 years
Swanson878.2 years
Businesses in Oakes, ND
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
Nike2
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