Plaza, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 190 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.8%
 
Males: 100  (52.9%)
Females: 90  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  47.5 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 58771

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,964 (it was $22,143 in 2000)
Plaza:

$44,964
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $37,559 (it was $14,356 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $107,881 (it was $16,300 in 2000)
Plaza:

$107,881
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $98,243; Detached houses: $100,238; Mobile homes: $86,818

Median gross rent in 2012: $375.

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  • White alone - 157 (91.8%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (6.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Plaza: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (42.9%), German (18.1%), Irish (13.3%), French (1.9%), Russian (1.9%), Swedish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2096 feet

Land area: 1.12 square miles.

Population density: 169 people per square mile   (very low).

Plaza, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Plaza:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plaza city:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.4%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $800 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $650 (0.7%)

Plaza satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (100.4 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (464.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (817.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Makoti, ND (2.9 miles) , Parshall, ND (3.1 miles ), Ryder, ND (3.9 miles) , Berthold, ND (4.8 miles ), Douglas, ND (4.9 miles) , Des Lacs, ND (4.9 miles ), New Town, ND (4.9 miles ), Palermo, ND (5.0 miles) .

Latitude: 48.02 N, Longitude: 101.96 W

Area code: 701

Plaza household income distribution Plaza home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

1.5%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -24 (-12.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (38%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (57%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Computer specialists (10%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)

Average climate in Plaza, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Plaza-area historical tornado activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/5/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.8 miles away from the Plaza city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/30/1958, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Plaza-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 61% 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 479.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 629.7 miles away from Plaza center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 478.5 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 324.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 325.0 miles away from Plaza center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 427.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mountrail County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 8, Snows: 4, 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).
Plaza topographic map

Airports located in Plaza:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plaza:

  • Minot State University (about 35 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 99 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 107 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 227 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northern State University (about 243 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 254 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 256 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Public elementary/middle schools in Plaza:

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Notable locations in Plaza: Plaza Fire Hall (A), Plaza Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

PLAZA CITY OF (Population served: 171, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-28-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2009)
KLINE OVERLOOK (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.4%
(28.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  48.8%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.4%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Plaza compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Plaza (2011 data):

  • Lakeside State Bank: Paying And Receiving Branch at Plaza Station, branch established on 1955/09/15. Info updated 2008/03/11: Bank assets: $223.5 mil, Deposits: $201.8 mil, headquarters in New Town, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Lakeside Bank Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Plaza city (based on Mountrail County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.64%
Here: 63.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsAssemblies of GodUnited Church of Christ
Adherents52.7%24.1%7.8%4.8%4.7%
Congregations39.3%14.3%7.1%7.1%10.7%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPentecostal Church of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents2.0%1.8%1.1%0.5%0.4%
Congregations3.6%3.6%3.6%3.6%7.1%
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: 6
Mountrail County:

9.29 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Mountrail County:

31.3%
North Dakota:

27.6%
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
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$225
Totals for Government 0$0 1$225

12.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,322 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.44%
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 Ward County, ND  1.21% ($31,081 average AGI)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.82% ($32,080)
from Cass County, ND  0.49% ($41,200)


7.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
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 Ward County, ND  1.53% ($80,068 average AGI)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.77% ($37,045)
to McKenzie County, ND  0.35% ($32,900)

Strongest AM radio stations in Plaza:

  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLTC (1460 AM; 5 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KTGO (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TIOGA, ND; Owner: TIOGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plaza:

  • KMPR (88.9 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYYX (97.1 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZPR (105.3 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMXA-FM (99.9 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIZZ (93.7 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Plaza:

  • 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.)
  • KMCY (Channel 14; MINOT, ND; Owner: KBMY-KMCY, LLC)

Plaza fatal accident list:

Sep 2, 2003 09:49 AM, Main St And 4th Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Michael J Nilson, Missile Alert Facility G-1 (Lat: 48.119500 Lon: -101.960194), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7017234873, Mike.Nilson@minot.Af.Mil, 445 PEACEKEEPER PLACE
  • Mike J Nilson, Missile Alert Facility G-1 (Lat: 48.119500 Lon: -101.960194), Type: 91.4, Structure height: 38061 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7017234873, Mike.Nilson@minot.Af.Mil, 445 PEACEKEEPER PLACE
  • Yolanda Lee, 41st Street Northwest (Lat: 48.007639 Lon: -101.952306), Type: 63.7, Structure height: 38061 m, Overall height: 61 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 Mcgas-a5reg
  • Mikhail Raznobriadsev, 41st Street Northwest (Lat: 48.007639 Lon: -101.952306), Type: 63.7, Structure height: 38061 m, Overall height: 61 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 Mcgas-a5reg
  • Mikhail Raznobriadsev, 41st Street Northwest (Lat: 48.007639 Lon: -101.952306), Type: 63.7, Structure height: 38061 m, Overall height: 61 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste #- 150 Mc:gasa5reg

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