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Population in 2012: 305 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 

Males: 139  (45.8%)
Females: 166  (54.2%)

Median resident age:  47.5 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58773.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,616 (it was $27,143 in 2000)
Powers Lake:

$29,616
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,530

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,432 (it was $33,900 in 2000)
Powers Lake:

$68,432
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $63,468; Detached houses: $73,205; Mobile homes: $12,833

Median gross rent in 2012: $417.

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  • White alone - 273 (97.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Powers Lake: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: Norwegian (30.4%), German (26.5%), Polish (8.7%), Swedish (6.5%), Irish (5.0%), Czech (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2206 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 308 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Powers Lake:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 0.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Powers Lake city:

  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 65.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.5%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
North Dakota:  2.2%



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Powers Lake, North Dakota as of November 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Powers Lake to the number of sex offenders is 305 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,531 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $490 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (148.9 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (508.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (862.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: White Earth, ND (3.7 miles) , Tioga, ND (4.2 miles ), Ross, ND (4.2 miles) , Stanley, ND (4.6 miles ), Lignite, ND (4.7 miles) , Columbus, ND (4.9 miles) , Palermo, ND (5.0 miles) , Larson, ND (5.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 48.56 N, Longitude: 102.65 W

Area code: 701

Powers Lake household income distribution Powers Lake home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.20
North Dakota average:

1.95

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

1.7%
North Dakota:

2.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -96 (-23.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (44%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other transportation workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Other financial specialists (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Powers Lake-area historical tornado activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/5/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Powers Lake city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/11/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Powers Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Dakota state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 95.4 miles away from the city 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 63.5 miles away from Powers Lake center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: 7, Storms: 7, Snows: 3, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Powers Lake, ND

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Powers Lake:

  • Minot State University (about 66 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,416)
  • Bismarck State College (about 148 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • University of Mary (about 156 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • University of North Dakota (about 261 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
  • Black Hills State University (about 288 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 296 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 298 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)

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Public elementary/middle school in Powers Lake:

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Notable locations in Powers Lake: Powers Lake Fire Protection District Station (A), Powers Lake Ambulance Association (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Bunk House Motel (Po Box 47).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.1. This is better than average.
City:

26.1
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.53. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.53
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.61. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.61
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.01. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.01
U.S.:

22.06
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 5.34. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.34
U.S.:

12.40
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

30.8
U.S.:

28.3

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

POWERS LAKE CITY OF (Population served: 309, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - In DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-03-1999)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
POWERS LAKE SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
THE FOOD BARN (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - Between DEC-27-1998 and JAN-27-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-1999)
  • Notification, Public - Between NOV-30-1998 and DEC-30-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-03-1999)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-1998)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.4%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.5%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.4%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Powers Lake, ND

Powers Lake compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Powers Lake (2011 data):

  • Liberty State Bank: at 111 Main Ave, branch established on 1952/04/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $56.7 mil, Deposits: $49.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Powers Lake travel time to work - commute


Powers Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Powers Lake city (based on Burke County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 107.98%
Here108.0%
USA50.2%

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
Here:

16.21 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

9.7%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.8%
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$817
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$194
Streets and Highways 1$2,416$28,9920$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,510
Totals for Government 1$2,416$28,9924$2,521


3.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.95%
North Dakota average:

7.27%

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



6.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
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 Ward County, ND  1.88% ($35,706 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Powers Lake:

  • KTGO (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TIOGA, ND; Owner: TIOGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • 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.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Powers Lake:

  • K222AC (92.3 FM; STANLEY, ND; Owner: WILLISTON CHRISTIAN RADIO)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Powers Lake)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: AB0CR, Previous Call Sign: KB0BOW, Licensee ID: L00463104
    Grant Date: 02/07/2002, Expiration Date: 05/05/2012
    Registrant: Denny B Ramsdell, Box 222, Powers Lake, ND 58773
  • Call Sign: W0WWZ
    Grant Date: 12/28/1993, Expiration Date: 12/28/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/29/2005
    Registrant: Edward P Moriarty, Powers Lake, ND 58773



Most common first names in Powers Lake, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John982.9 years
Mary781.6 years
William769.3 years
Hazel691.8 years
Carl579.4 years
Anna587.6 years
Joseph583.8 years
Clifford578.8 years
Albert482.7 years
Esther482.3 years
Most common last names in Powers Lake, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Enget1577.4 years
Jorgenson1372.4 years
Smith1173.5 years
Holmen976.3 years
Anderson880.5 years
Andersen683.1 years
Lucy668.4 years
Breding676.8 years
Clark685.8 years
Grubb678.7 years

Powers Lake on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008"
  • #45 (58773) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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