Oxbow, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 307 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +23.8%
Males: 158  (51.7%)
Females: 149  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  38.4 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip codes: 58047.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $156,613 (it was $88,700 in 2000)
Oxbow:

$156,613
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $61,792 (it was $35,207 in 2000)

Oxbow city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $435,593 (it was $176,100 in 2000)
Oxbow:

$435,593
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $228,021; Detached houses: $244,528; Townhouses or other attached units: $148,021; In 2-unit structures: $512,111; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $319,177; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $296,945; Mobile homes: $48,725
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  • Races in Oxbow, ND (2010)

    Oxbow races chart
    • 29797.4%White alone
    • 82.6%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oxbow: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (42.2%), Norwegian (25.4%), German Russian (11.4%), Polish (2.7%), Irish (2.2%), American (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 905 feet

Land area: 0.41 square miles.

Population density: 755 people per square mile   (low).

Oxbow,ND real estate house value index trend

Oxbow, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Oxbow:

  • High school or higher: 99.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 65.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oxbow city:

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 70.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
North Dakota:

1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,523 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,927 (0.8%)

Oxbow satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (13.6 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (207.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (561.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Comstock, MN (1.7 miles) , Christine, ND (2.6 miles) , Horace, ND (2.8 miles ), Briarwood, ND (2.8 miles) , Wolverton, MN (2.9 miles) , Frontier, ND (3.0 miles ), Prairie Rose, ND (3.2 miles) , Sabin, MN (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 46.67 N, Longitude: 96.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

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

1.9%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +148 (+148.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (37%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (18%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Oxbow, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oxbow-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the Oxbow city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/2/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 19 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oxbow-area historical earthquake activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.5 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 73.4 miles away from Oxbow center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 684.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 212.0 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 61.4 miles away from Oxbow center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 215.1 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 Cass County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 25, Storms: 12, Snows: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oxbow topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oxbow:

  • ELIM CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • BETHANY ON 42ND (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • FRIENDSHIP-1635 (Hospital, about 11 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • FRIENDSHIP-2502 (Hospital, about 11 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • VILLA MARIA (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • SANFORD DIALYSIS FARGO (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • FRIENDSHIP-3012 (Hospital, about 12 miles away; FARGO, ND)

Amtrak station near Oxbow:

  • 15 miles: FARGO (420 4TH ST. N) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oxbow:

  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 13 miles; Moorhead, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 14 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 16 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 30 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • University of North Dakota (about 88 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 89 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)

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Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 80.6. This is about average.

City:

80.6
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.149. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.149
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.29. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.29
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.236. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.72. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.72
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  91.1%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.4
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oxbow city (based on Cass County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant46,44471
Catholic26,43814
Evangelical Protestant14,31844
Other1,80510
Orthodox501
None60,723-
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: 19
Cass County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 50
Cass County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 98
Here:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Cass County:

26.0%
North Dakota:

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

11.1%
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

7.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
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 Clay County, MN  1.15% ($29,990 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.41% ($32,208)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.30% ($43,541)


7.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Cass County:

0.06%
North Dakota average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clay County, MN  1.16% ($35,623 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.33% ($41,147)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.30% ($36,108)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oxbow:

  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oxbow:

  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCD (90.3 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW-FM (97.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKBX (101.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDSU (91.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPFX (107.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFBN (88.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: FARGO BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Oxbow:

  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K56ET (Channel 56; FARGO, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KVNJ-LP (Channel 2; FARGO, ND; Owner: G.I.G., INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • NDFA_Oxbow, 5280 173rd Avenue Southeast (108027) (Lat: 46.645194 Lon: -96.840778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: KNKA822
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • 5280 173rd Avenue Southeast (108027) (Lat: 46.645194 Lon: -96.840778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WPVV301
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 10/02/2012, Expiration Date: 09/11/2022, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oxbow that have no violations reported:

  • OXBOW CITY OF (Population served: 305, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (90%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Oxbow compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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