Portal, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 162 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +23.7%
 
Males: 83  (51.6%)
Females: 79  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  46.6 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 58772

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,198 (it was $36,406 in 2000)
Portal:

$42,198
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,580 (it was $18,949 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,880 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Portal:

$48,880
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $66,872; Detached houses: $73,203; Mobile homes: $24,928

Median gross rent in 2012: $440.

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  • White alone - 116 (92.1%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (4.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.8%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Portal: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (33.3%), Norwegian (16.3%), Irish (4.8%), Danish (4.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), Polish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1953 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 288 people per square mile   (very low).

Portal, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Portal:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portal city:

  • Never married: 9.6%
  • Now married: 67.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

4 residents are foreign born (3.1% North America).

This city:  3.1%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $239 (0.5%)

Portal satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (171.8 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (518.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (872.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lignite, ND (2.9 miles) , Flaxton, ND (3.1 miles) , Columbus, ND (3.5 miles) , Larson, ND (4.0 miles) , Bowbells, ND (4.4 miles ), Noonan, ND (4.7 miles) , Powers Lake, ND (5.5 miles ), Kenmare, ND (5.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $34,400
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $31,200
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $37,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 49.00 N, Longitude: 102.55 W

Area code: 701

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

2.2%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -58 (-30.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (52%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Public administration (50%)
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (13%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (13%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)

Average climate in Portal, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Portal-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 490.7 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 633.3 miles away from Portal 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 488.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/29/1998 at 03:31:58, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.7 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 107.5 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 366.5 miles away from Portal center
On 11/11/1998 at 11:59:37, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Burke County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portal topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portal:

  • Minot State University (about 78 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 171 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 178 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 263 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 299 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 304 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 306 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

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Notable location: Portal Ambulance Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Burke 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 2005 was 41.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

41.7
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 3.26. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.26
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 0.520. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.520
U.S.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 11.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 5.34. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.34
U.S.:

9.14

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

  • PORTAL CITY OF (Population served: 126, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.4%
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.3%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.6% of all households

Portal compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (31%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Portal city (based on Burke County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 107.98%
Here: 108.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents63.2%13.5%12.0%5.2%6.2%
Congregations43.8%18.8%6.3%6.3%25.0%
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
Burke County:

16.21 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Burke County:

27.8%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$2,798
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$168
Water Supply 1$3,173$38,0760$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$450
Totals for Government 1$3,173$38,0768$3,416

9.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,640 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.82%
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  1.60% ($53,071 average AGI)


6.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,712 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Portal:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KTGO (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TIOGA, ND; Owner: TIOGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Dakota St & Third Ave S Side (Lat: 48.993083 Lon: -102.546556), Call Sign: KBF904, Licensee ID: L00394373
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.740 MHz, 154.055 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/27/2001, Expiration Date: 09/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2010
    Registrant: County Of Burke, County Courthouse, Bowbells, ND 58721, Phone: (701) 377-2962
  • Us Port Of Entry Building (Lat: 48.998639 Lon: -102.552111), Call Sign: WNHP874, Licensee ID: L00394373
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.055 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/19/2001, Expiration Date: 12/19/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2010
    Registrant: County Of Burke, County Courthouse, Bowbells, ND 58721, Phone: (701) 926-4241
  • 1.5 Mi S On Hwy 52-2 Mi W & 1/2 Mi S (Lat: 48.958917 Lon: -102.612944), Call Sign: KNHL552
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.955 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/28/2003, Expiration Date: 10/20/2013, Certifier: Ted Hawbaker
    Registrant: Team Electronics Inc, 1100 31st Ave Sw, Minot, ND 58701, Phone: (701) 852-3270, Fax: (701) 852-3282, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W0BHT
    Grant Date: 11/22/1988, Expiration Date: 11/22/1998, Cancellation Date: 11/28/2000
    Registrant: Edmund D Mc Ginnis Jr, Box 186, Portal, ND 58772

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: HUWE M K RV-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 370KH , Serial Number: 307, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/1987
    Registrant (Individual): James J Duffy, Po Box 291, Portal, ND 58772
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7CCM (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 82485 , Serial Number: 7AC-1122, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 05/01/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Kerry Strom, 10899 92nd Ave Nw, Portal, ND 58772

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
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