Oakes, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 1,801 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.0%
 
Males: 831  (46.2%)
Females: 970  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  39.9 years
North Dakota median age:  35.5 years

Zip codes: 58474.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,096 (it was $30,263 in 2000)
Oakes:

$44,096
ND:

$55,759

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,989 (it was $17,138 in 2000)

Oakes city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $100,587 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Oakes:

$100,587
ND:

$155,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $564.

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  • Races in Oakes, ND (2010)

    Oakes races chart
    • 1,73793.6%White alone
    • 703.8%Hispanic
    • 201.1%Two or more races
    • 150.8%Asian alone
    • 90.5%Black alone
    • 50.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oakes: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.5%), Norwegian (15.6%), Irish (7.4%), Swedish (6.8%), Polish (4.1%), United States (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1313 feet

Land area: 1.65 square miles.

Population density: 1,095 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: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oakes city:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

29 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
North Dakota:

1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,278 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,195 (1.2%)

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
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $264,300

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 2013 2014
Murders 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00010
per 100,000 0.00.00.054.30.0
Robberies 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 11211
per 100,000 51.257.5111.354.354.3
Burglaries 10000
per 100,000 51.20.00.00.00.0
Thefts 23120
per 100,000 102.4172.455.6108.70.0
Auto thefts 21000
per 100,000 102.457.50.00.00.0
Arson 00010
per 100,000 0.00.00.054.30.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 271.1) 27.223.925.561.111.3

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Crime rate in Oakes detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
North Dakota average:

2.15
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

1.8%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +201 (+11.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (52%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - OAKES (213 N 9TH ST)
  • DAVITA - OAKES DIALYSIS (413 S 7TH 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 school in Oakes:

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.4%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.9% for Black residents, 73.9% for other race 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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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
North Dakota average:

10.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oakes 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.0%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.6%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Oakes:

28.2
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Oakes:

21.1%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.7%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

33.1%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Oakes:

50.7%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.9%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oakes, ND Residents
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:

31 (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 MHzGrant Date: 12/20/2006, Expiration Date: 12/20/2016, Certifier: April HaringRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/27/2007, Expiration Date: 11/27/2017, Certifier: Mark MarvelRegistrant: 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:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Oakes)

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
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
Businesses in Oakes, ND
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
Nike2

Oakes compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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