Rawson, North Dakota

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Population in July 2007: 5.
Males: (33.3%)
Females: (66.7%)
Median resident age:  42.5 years
North Dakota median age:  36.2 years

Zip code: 58831

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,568 (it was $16,250 in 2000)
Rawson:

$35,568
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,369 (it was $5,467 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $83,384 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Rawson:

$83,384
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $58,587; Detached houses: $58,587
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rawson: 127.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (50.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2256 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (very low).

Rawson, North Dakota map

For population 15 years and over in Rawson city:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Rawson city:  0.6% ($199)
North Dakota:  1.8% ($1,247)

Rawson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (147.0 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (527.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (878.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Arnegard, ND (2.2 miles) , Alexander, ND (2.2 miles ), Watford City, ND (3.5 miles ), East Fairview, ND (4.8 miles) , Fairview, MT (4.9 miles ), Williston, ND (4.9 miles ), Sidney, MT (5.4 miles ), Springbrook, ND (5.5 miles) .

Latitude: 47.82 N, Longitude: 103.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

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

1.7%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Rawson, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rawson-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/1/1952, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the Rawson city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/11/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 47.8 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rawson-area historical earthquake activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 50% 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 407.8 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 556.5 miles away from Rawson 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 406.8 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 273.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 273.9 miles away from Rawson 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 65.9 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 McKenzie County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Snows: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rawson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rawson:

  • MCKENZIE COUNTY HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; WATFORD CITY, ND)
  • MCKENZIE COUNTY HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS LONG TERM CARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WATFORD CITY, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rawson:

  • Minot State University (about 108 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 146 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 152 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Black Hills State University (about 231 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 260 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Sheridan College (about 267 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 274 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)

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McKenzie 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 62.2. This is about average.

City:

62.2
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.20
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.524. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.524
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.97. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.97
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.28. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.28
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
North Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  100.0%
Whole state:  64.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  4.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

11.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

4.9%

Rawson 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 significantly below 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

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

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 Rawson city (based on McKenzie County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.20%
Here: 58.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Wesleyan ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents64.7%10.1%6.1%4.9%3.6%
Congregations37.0%11.1%7.4%3.7%3.7%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.5%2.5%1.6%1.3%1.6%
Congregations7.4%7.4%3.7%3.7%14.8%
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: 2
McKenzie County:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
McKenzie County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

14.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
McKenzie County:

29.9%
North Dakota:

27.6%

14.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,436 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.30%
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 Campbell County, WY  0.57% ($56,385 average AGI)
from Sweetwater County, WY  0.48% ($96,273)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.44% ($49,700)


6.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,455 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
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 Burleigh County, ND  0.82% ($56,882 average AGI)
to Williams County, ND  0.62% ($89,308)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rawson:

  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTC (1460 AM; 5 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFLN (960 AM; 5 kW; BAKER, MT; Owner: NEWELL BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KTGO (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TIOGA, ND; Owner: TIOGA BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rawson:

  • KTHC (95.1 FM; SIDNEY, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KYYZ (96.1 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KDSR (101.1 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: WILLISTON COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP. D/B/A KDSR(FM))
  • K201FJ (88.1 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K274AD (102.7 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: WILLISTON CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • KPPR (89.5 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC B/CNG, INC.)
  • K206BV (89.1 FM; WATFORD CITY, ND; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K212DW (90.3 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Rawson:

  • KXMD-TV (Channel 11; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: REITEN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWSE (Channel 4; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUMV-TV (Channel 8; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • HAUGEN, 15 M Sw Of (Lat: 47.651389 Lon: -103.703250), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WHT217, Licensee ID: L00010334
    Assigned Frequencies: 2112.00 MHz, 2162.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 12/14/1999
    Registrant: Reservation Telephone Cooperative, 24 N Main St, Parshall, ND 58770-6800

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