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Population in 2012: 130 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.7%
Males: 72  (55.4%)
Females: 58  (44.6%)

Median resident age:  58.3 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 58545

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,047 (it was $36,563 in 2000)
Pick City:

$38,047
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,285

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $108,686 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Pick City:

$108,686
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $85,406; Detached houses: $88,091; Mobile homes: $80,680

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Pick City races chart
  • White alone - 121 (98.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pick City: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (43.0%), English (9.3%), Norwegian (8.7%), Russian (8.1%), Dutch (7.6%), Irish (5.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 1952 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 745 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Pick City:

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pick City city:

  • Never married: 11.3%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 18.5%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
North Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,000 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $610 (0.7%)

Pick City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (57.9 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (429.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (781.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Riverdale, ND (2.0 miles ), Garrison, ND (3.2 miles ), Coleharbor, ND (3.3 miles) , Stanton, ND (3.7 miles ), Underwood, ND (3.9 miles ), Hazen, ND (4.1 miles ), White Shield, ND (4.6 miles ), Beulah, ND (4.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $61,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $58,700

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 47.51 N, Longitude: 101.46 W

Area code: 701

Pick City household income distribution Pick City home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
North Dakota:

2.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -36 (-17.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (20%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Utilities (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (25%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (27%)
  • Plant and system operators (18%)
  • Construction laborers (14%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other transportation workers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)


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Tornado activity:

Pick City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/5/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Pick City city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1956, a category F3 tornado 14.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Snows: 4, Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Pick City:

  • GARRISON MEM HOSP NSG FAC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GARRISON, ND)
  • BENEDICTINE LIVING CENTER OF GARRISON (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GARRISON, ND)
  • SANFORD HEALTH PRAIRIEVIEW LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; UNDERWOOD, ND)

Local government website: PICKCITYND.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pick City:

  • Minot State University (about 52 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,416)
  • Bismarck State College (about 57 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • University of Mary (about 65 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • University of North Dakota (about 207 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 223 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 225 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 226 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)

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

 
Mercer 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
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AQI  SO2 PM10 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.0. This is about average.
City:

27.0
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.948. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.948
U.S.:

2.433
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.5
U.S.:

22.1
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.35. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.35
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

31.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.52. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.52
U.S.:

9.59

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

PICK CITY CITY OF (Address: 18 1ST LN SE , Population served: 166, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-1997. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-13-1997), St Public Notif received (NOV-25-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between NOV-21-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2004)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.5%

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.1%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pick City, ND

Pick City compared to North Dakota state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pick City travel time to work - commute


Pick City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pick City city (based on Mercer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 95.59%
Here95.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchConservative Congregational Christian Conference
Adherents43.3%23.7%14.2%3.6%3.5%
Congregations25.0%7.1%14.3%7.1%7.1%
NameAssemblies of GodNorth American Baptist ConferenceChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents3.4%3.1%1.1%0.9%3.2%
Congregations7.1%3.6%3.6%3.6%21.4%
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: 3
Mercer County:

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Mercer County:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

12.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

27.1%
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 2$1,152
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$120
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$135
Streets and Highways 1$4,310$51,7200$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$90
Water Supply 0$0 2$677
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$77
Totals for Government 1$4,310$51,72011$2,251

Pick City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $84,000 ($646.15)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($223.08)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($138.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($123.08)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($100.00)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($38.46)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($30.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($23.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($23.08)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($15.38)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($15.38)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($15.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($15.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $90,000 ($692.31)

Pick City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($138.46)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($30.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($176.92)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($53.85)
    Property Sale Other: $3,000 ($23.08)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($23.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $29,000 ($223.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $61,000 ($469.23)
    Highways: $6,000 ($46.15)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($61.54)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($30.77)
    NEC: $3,000 ($23.08)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $121,000 ($930.77)

5.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
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 Burleigh County, ND  0.62% ($42,150 average AGI)
from Morton County, ND  0.34% ($36,000)
from Stark County, ND  0.31% ($48,200)


7.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
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 Burleigh County, ND  1.98% ($26,818 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.51% ($30,294)
to Morton County, ND  0.45% ($33,267)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pick City:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHOL (1410 AM; 1 kW; BEULAH, ND; Owner: TWO GUYS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTC (1460 AM; 5 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pick City:

  • KYYX (97.1 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMPR (88.9 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pick City:

  • KXMC-TV (Channel 13; MINOT, ND; Owner: REITEN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KXND (Channel 24; MINOT, ND; Owner: PRIME CITIES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSRE (Channel 6; MINOT, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5

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