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Nelson County

Population in 2012: 69 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.8%
 

Males: 38  (55.7%)
Females: 31  (44.3%)

Median resident age:  53.0 years
North Dakota median age:  44.8 years

Zip code: 58361

Estimated median household income in 2011: $51,445 (it was $19,063 in 2000)
Pekin:

$51,445
North Dakota:

$51,704
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $17,482

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $38,080 (it was $11,500 in 2000)
Pekin:

$38,080
North Dakota:

$128,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $49,126; Detached houses: $34,026; Mobile homes: $115,568

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  • White alone - 64 (91.4%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (7.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pekin: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (41.9%), Norwegian (29.3%), Irish (5.8%), English (5.2%), Dutch (4.7%), Swedish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1468 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 268 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Pekin:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pekin city:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

7 residents are foreign born (8.8% North America).

This city:  8.8%
North Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $400 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $199 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (95.5 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (310.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (664.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tolna, ND (2.4 miles ), McVille, ND (2.7 miles ), Binford, ND (4.0 miles ), Lakota, ND (4.2 miles ), Aneta, ND (4.2 miles ), Warwick, ND (4.3 miles) , Michigan City, ND (4.3 miles ), McHenry, ND (4.4 miles) .

Latitude: 47.79 N, Longitude: 98.33 W

Area code: 701

Pekin household income distribution Pekin home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.7%
North Dakota:

2.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-20.0%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (32%)
  • Wholesale trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (62%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


Average climate in Pekin, North Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Pekin-area historical tornado activity is significantly above North Dakota state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the Pekin city center caused $200,000 in damages.

On 8/26/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 18 people and caused $50 million in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nelson County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Snows: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Edward Henry Allen - Soilder.

Political contributions by individuals in Pekin, ND

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pekin:

  • University of North Dakota (about 60 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 10,215)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 95 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 98 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 98 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 103 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,038)
  • Bismarck State College (about 135 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • University of Mary (about 136 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)

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Notable location: Pekin Fire Protection District Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Prairie View Lodge (226 Anne Avenue).

 
Nelson 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 Pekin and their reported violations in the past:

PEKIN CITY OF (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - Between OCT-28-1998 and NOV-28-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-1998)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-1998)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-1998), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-1998)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 2.8%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  52.9%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Pekin compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Pekin travel time to work - commute


Pekin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Electricity (25%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pekin (based on Nelson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.07%
Here82.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents84.8%6.0%4.7%2.4%2.1%
Congregations59.1%18.2%4.5%9.1%9.1%
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: 2
Nelson County:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

12.45 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

18.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Nelson County:

9.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Nelson County:

27.2%
State:

27.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$367
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$49
Totals for Government 0$0 5$416

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($115.94)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($57.97)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($57.97)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($43.48)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($28.99)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($28.99)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($14.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($14.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($144.93)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($86.96)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($43.48)
    All Other: $1,000 ($14.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($28.99)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($28.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($159.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($57.97)
    General Support: $2,000 ($28.99)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($43.48)
    NEC: $1,000 ($14.49)

Pekin government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $47,000 ($681.16)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $47,000 ($681.16)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $56,000 ($811.59)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $16,000 ($231.88)

4.69% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
North Dakota average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.88% ($32,583 average AGI)


7.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
North Dakota average:

7.80%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cass County, ND  1.49% ($27,095 average AGI)
to Grand Forks County, ND  1.49% ($26,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pekin:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KDLR (1240 AM; 1 kW; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: DOUBLE Z BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMAV (1520 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MAYVILLE, ND; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Pekin:

  • KGFE (Channel 2; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAZ-TV (Channel 8; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • WELL HOUSE RTU, Well House Rtu - 0.13mi E Of Sr1, 0.49 Mi S Of 28th St Ne (Lat: 47.810083 Lon: -98.309083), Type: Upole, Structure height: 4.5 m, Call Sign: WQHP611
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/27/2007, Expiration Date: 09/27/2017, Certifier: Norris Stevertson
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 12740 , Serial Number: 17262220, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 09/21/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Paul Bjorlie, 2757 101st Ave Ne, Pekin, ND 58361
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 759X , Serial Number: 18266003, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 11/07/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Paul A Bjorlie, 2757 101st Ave Ne, Pekin, ND 58361


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