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Population in 2012: 106 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +120.8%
Males: 50  (47.9%)
Females: 56  (52.1%)

Median resident age:  36.5 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 58776

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,451 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Ross:

$43,451
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,146

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,557 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Ross:

$65,557
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $47,646; Detached houses: $53,144; Mobile homes: $14,660

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,281.

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  • White alone - 90 (92.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (4.1%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ross: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Norwegian (36.8%), German (27.2%), Swedish (13.6%), Irish (11.2%), English (1.6%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2287 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 375 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Ross:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ross city:

  • Never married: 54.8%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

2 residents are foreign born (2.8% Europe).

This city:  2.8%
North Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $575 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (132.4 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (497.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (850.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Stanley, ND (2.7 miles ), White Earth, ND (3.4 miles) , Palermo, ND (3.8 miles) , Powers Lake, ND (4.2 miles ), Tioga, ND (4.4 miles ), Four Bears Village, ND (4.8 miles ), New Town, ND (4.8 miles ), Ray, ND (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 48.31 N, Longitude: 102.54 W

Area code: 701

Ross household income distribution Ross home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

1.6%
North Dakota:

2.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-21.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (40%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (36%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (63%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Ross-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/5/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Ross city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/11/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ross-area historical earthquake activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 99% 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 99.5 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 70.2 miles away from Ross center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: 8, Storms: 8, Floods: 5, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Ross:

  • TRI CITY CARES-STANLEY (Hospital, about 7 miles away; STANLEY, ND)
  • MOUNTRAIL COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 8 miles away; STANLEY, ND)
  • MOUNTRAIL BETHEL HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; STANLEY, ND)

Political contributions by individuals in Ross, ND

Amtrak station near Ross:

  • 8 miles: STANLEY (MAIN ST. & RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ross:

  • Minot State University (about 58 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,416)
  • Bismarck State College (about 131 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • University of Mary (about 139 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • University of North Dakota (about 255 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
  • Black Hills State University (about 272 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 285 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 288 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)

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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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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 1.51. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.51
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.61. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 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 22.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.01
U.S.:

22.06
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

30.8
U.S.:

28.3

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

ROSS CITY OF (Population served: 48, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-27-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-27-2000), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - Between JUL-28-1997 and AUG-28-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-1997)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.8%

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.0%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  17.4%
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: 2.2% of all households

Ross compared to North Dakota 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 above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ross travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Utility gas (33%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.64%
Here63.6%
USA50.2%

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
Here:

9.29 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.29 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

10.0%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.3%
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 2$266
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$153
Sewerage 0$0 1$20
Water Supply 0$0 2$112
Totals for Government 0$0 8$551

Ross government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $18,000 ($169.81)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($47.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($47.17)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($18.87)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($9.43)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($160.38)

Ross government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $8,000 ($75.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($47.17)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $4,000 ($37.74)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($28.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($18.87)
    Highways: $2,000 ($18.87)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($28.30)
    NEC: $1,000 ($9.43)

Ross government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $64,000 ($603.77)

5.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
North Dakota average:

7.27%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ward County, ND  1.08% ($30,107 average AGI)
from McKenzie County, ND  0.42% ($22,636)


7.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,514 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
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  1.58% ($21,143 average AGI)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.98% ($18,500)
to Cass County, ND  0.45% ($29,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ross:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KTGO (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TIOGA, ND; Owner: TIOGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ross:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ross)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 4.8 Km E And 5.6 Km S (Lat: 48.262806 Lon: -102.484056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 69 m, Overall height: 71 m, Call Sign: WPLZ417
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/28/2003, Expiration Date: 04/22/2013, Certifier: Dale L Haugen
    Registrant: Basin Electric Power Cooperative, 1717 E Interstate Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501, Fax: (701) 224-5322
  • Highpoint Reservoir 5 Mi W (Lat: 48.313361 Lon: -102.651306), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: KNGY517
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/2004, Expiration Date: 05/16/2014
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.2mi W 2mi S (Lat: 48.279750 Lon: -102.568222), Structure height: 58 m, Call Sign: KPG692, Licensee ID: L00004985
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.980 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/18/1984, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014
    Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., Po Box 3240, Fargo, ND 58108-3240

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • Ross, 11.3 Km S And 8 Km W Of Ross, Nd (Lat: 48.210861 Lon: -102.655194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WPYN762, Licensee ID: L00004985
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/17/2003, Expiration Date: 09/17/2013, Certifier: Jack W Anderson
    Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., 207 North 5th Street, Fargo, ND 58103-3240, Phone: (701) 241-6900, Fax: (701) 239-7655, Email:
  • Ross, 11.3 Km S And 8 Km W Of Ross, Nd (Lat: 48.210861 Lon: -102.655194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WPYP799, Licensee ID: L00004985
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/24/2003, Expiration Date: 09/24/2013, Certifier: Jack W Anderson
    Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., 207 North 5th Street, Fargo, ND 58108-3240, Phone: (701) 241-6900, Fax: (701) 239-7655, Email:
  • ROSS R, 3.2 Miles Ssw Of (Lat: 48.278889 Lon: -102.571556), Overall height: 21.9 m, Call Sign: KAJ78
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/06/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/12/2000
    Registrant: Qwest Corporation, 700 W. Mineral Avenue, Room Co G1.24, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone: (303) 707-8706, Fax: (303) 707-9775, Email:
  • 1 Mi W & 2.8 Mi S (Lat: 48.272500 Lon: -102.568500), Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: KAQ32, Licensee ID: L01292380
    Assigned Frequencies: 7025.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/10/1990, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/14/2010
    Registrant: Hoak Media Of Dakota License, LLC, 500 Crescent Court Suite 220, Dallas, TX 75201, Phone: (727) 821-7900, Email:
  • 1.2 Mi W 2 Mi S (Lat: 48.279722 Lon: -102.568222), Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: KSW61, Licensee ID: L00010623
    Assigned Frequencies: 2025.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/1983, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2009
    Registrant: Reiten Television, Inc., 2121 Second Street, Se P.O. Box 1686, Minot, ND 58702-1686
  • STATION, 3 Mi E And 3.5 Mi S Of (Lat: 48.262778 Lon: -102.484056), Overall height: 71 m, Call Sign: WHJ622
    Assigned Frequencies: 6620.00 MHz, 6590.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/06/2008, Expiration Date: 09/25/2018
    Registrant: Basin Electric Power Cooperative, 1717 East Interstate Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58554, Phone: (701) 223-0441, Fax: (701) 224-5322, Email:
  • 1.2 Mi. W./2 Mi. S. (Lat: 48.280556 Lon: -102.567944), Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 53.3 m, Call Sign: WHQ412, Licensee ID: L00004985
    Assigned Frequencies: 2059.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/05/1982, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/03/2006
    Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., Po Box 3240, Fargo, ND 58108-3240

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 2613W , Serial Number: 959, Airworthiness Date: 01/11/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond O Anderson, Po Box 12, Ross, ND 58776
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 99LC , Serial Number: 1227, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 08/20/1997
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gary F Martens, 8790 53rd St Nw, Ross, ND 58776, Other Owners: Steven A Martens


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

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