Powers Lake, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 321 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.9%
 
Males: 159  (49.8%)
Females: 162  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  30.9 years
North Dakota median age:  35.5 years

Zip codes: 58773.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,775 (it was $27,143 in 2000)
Powers Lake:

$31,775
ND:

$55,759

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,456 (it was $14,894 in 2000)

Powers Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $82,160 (it was $33,900 in 2000)
Powers Lake:

$82,160
ND:

$155,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $497.

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  • Races in Powers Lake, ND (2010)

    Powers Lake races chart
    • 27397.5%White alone
    • 31.1%American Indian alone
    • 31.1%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Two or more races

Races in Powers Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Powers Lake: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.8%), Norwegian (27.7%), Polish (7.2%), Irish (4.0%), Swedish (3.2%), Czech (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2206 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 324 people per square mile   (very low).

Powers Lake,ND real estate house value index trend

Powers Lake, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Powers Lake:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Powers Lake city:

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 67.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
North Dakota:

1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,609 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $438 (0.6%)

Powers Lake satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000

Latitude: 48.56 N, Longitude: 102.65 W

Area code: 701

Powers Lake household income distribution Powers Lake home values distribution

Crime rates in Powers Lake (2013):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 burglary (318.5 per 100,000)
  • 8 thefts (2,547.8 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (318.5 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 153.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 244.1)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
North Dakota average:

2.04
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.2%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -96 (-23.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (49%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Educational services (39%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (46%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (3%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (29%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (28%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Powers Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Powers Lake, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Powers Lake-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 74% 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 slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 59% 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 470.2 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 615.7 miles away from Powers Lake 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 468.8 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 95.4 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 338.0 miles away from Powers Lake center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 338.7 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).
Powers Lake topographic map

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

  • Minot State University (about 66 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 148 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 155 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 261 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Black Hills State University (about 288 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Northern State University (about 292 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 296 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)

Public high school in Powers Lake:

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 67.1. This is about average.

City:

67.1
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.02. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.02
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.803. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.803
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.32. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.32
U.S.:

9.14

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

POWERS LAKE CITY OF (Population served: 280, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-09-2007)
POWERS LAKE SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
THE FOOD BARN (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.9%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Powers Lake compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
North Dakota average:

10.1

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 (51%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,6449
Catholic3423
Evangelical Protestant1384
Other-2
None--
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Streets and Highways 1$2,953$35,4360$0
Totals for Government 1$2,953$35,4360$3,796

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 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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