Oberon, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 106 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +30.9%
Males: 48  (46.2%)
Females: 58  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  23.4 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58357

Estimated median household income in 2016: $34,814 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Oberon:

$34,814
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $16,166 (it was $14,348 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $35,922 (it was $12,500 in 2000)
Oberon:

$35,922
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $78,782; Detached houses: $77,246

Median gross rent in 2016: $505.

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  • Races in Oberon, ND (2010)

    Oberon races chart
    • 5653.3%White alone
    • 3331.4%American Indian alone
    • 109.5%Hispanic
    • 65.7%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oberon: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (6.2%), Norwegian (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1562 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 315 people per square mile   (very low).

Oberon, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Oberon:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oberon city:

  • Never married: 40.5%
  • Now married: 38.2%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,176 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $215 (0.9%)

Oberon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (106.4 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (349.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (703.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sheyenne, ND (2.8 miles ), Fort Totten, ND (3.2 miles ), Minnewaukan, ND (3.2 miles ), Maddock, ND (3.9 miles ), New Rockford, ND (4.1 miles ), Hamberg, ND (4.3 miles) , Brinsmade, ND (4.3 miles) , Devils Lake, ND (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 47.92 N, Longitude: 99.21 W

Area code: 701

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

3.5%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-21.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (38%)
  • Construction (38%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (42%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (50%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (38%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (42%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Oberon, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oberon-area historical tornado activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the Oberon city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/8/2001, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.3 miles away from the city center caused $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oberon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 74% 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 594.1 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 216.2 miles away from Oberon center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 256.7 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 207.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 411.1 miles away from Oberon 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 184.5 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 Benson County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 12, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oberon:

  • University of North Dakota (about 99 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Minot State University (about 100 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 108 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 111 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 133 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 136 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)

Public elementary/middle school in Oberon:

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

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

Benson 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: 39.5%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.8% for American Indian residents, 31.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.7%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

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Religion statistics for Oberon city (based on Benson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,6388
Mainline Protestant1,73214
Evangelical Protestant3016
Other18-
None971-
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: 3
Benson County:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Benson County:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Benson County:

31.5%
North Dakota:

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

12.2%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.1%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.9%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.7%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Oberon:

15.6%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Oberon:

6.8
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

34.5%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Oberon:

50.5%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

73.5%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oberon, ND Residents
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$1,200
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$240
Water Supply 0$0 1$600
Totals for Government 0$0 7$2,040

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,000 ($94.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($84.91)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($66.04)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($47.17)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($18.87)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($18.87)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($18.87)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($188.68)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($94.34)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($18.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($18.87)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($207.55)
    Special Assessments: $5,000 ($47.17)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($37.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($37.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($56.60)
    General Support: $4,000 ($37.74)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($37.74)
    NEC: $1,000 ($9.43)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $388,000 ($3660.38)

6.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,880 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 Ramsey County, ND  1.38% ($15,367 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.60% ($24,769)


6.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,685 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
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 Ramsey County, ND  2.10% ($32,478 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.78% ($25,647)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.46% ($24,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oberon:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KDLR (1240 AM; 1 kW; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: DOUBLE Z BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KHND (1470 AM; 1 kW; HARVEY, ND; Owner: THREE WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oberon:

  • KQZZ (96.7 FM; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZZY (103.5 FM; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: DOUBLE Z BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDVL (102.5 FM; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: DOUBLE Z BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KABU (90.7 FM; FORT TOTTEN, ND; Owner: DAKOTA CIRCLE TIPI, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Oberon:

  • K30FU (Channel 23; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0PCX, Licensee ID: L00374950, Grant Date: 07/06/2001, Expiration Date: 08/20/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/21/2013, Registrant: Steven B Cartier, 6673 Hwy 281, Oberon, ND 58357-9691
  • Call Sign: WD0HOQ, Licensee ID: L00952586, Grant Date: 11/13/2014, Expiration Date: 02/06/2025, Registrant: David L Donaldson, 6454 Highway 281, Oberon, ND 58357-9603

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

OBERON CITY OF (Population served: 105, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-20-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-27-2012 to AUG-16-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-27-2012 to AUG-16-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-05-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-19-2012 to JUN-27-2012)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-12-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2011)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Oberon compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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