Sawyer, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 351 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.9%
 
Males: 180  (51.4%)
Females: 171  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  38.4 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58781, 58790.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,395 (it was $30,750 in 2000)
Sawyer:

$57,395
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,312 (it was $13,245 in 2000)

Sawyer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $108,801 (it was $47,100 in 2000)
Sawyer:

$108,801
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $102,988; Detached houses: $107,323; Mobile homes: $70,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $519.

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Sawyer races chart
  • White alone - 345 (96.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sawyer: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.5%), Norwegian (15.3%), Irish (6.2%), English (5.4%), French (3.8%), Swedish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1542 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 728 people per square mile   (low).

Sawyer,ND real estate house value index trend

Sawyer, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Sawyer:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sawyer city:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 66.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
North Dakota:  2.4%



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sawyer, North Dakota as of March 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sawyer to the number of sex offenders is 353 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $982 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,100 (1.2%)

Sawyer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (89.2 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (428.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (782.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Velva, ND (2.5 miles ), Logan, ND (2.5 miles) , Voltaire, ND (3.3 miles) , Surrey, ND (3.3 miles ), Minot, ND (3.9 miles ), Granville, ND (4.0 miles ), Bergen, ND (4.1 miles) , Benedict, ND (4.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500

Latitude: 48.09 N, Longitude: 101.05 W

Area code: 701

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

2.9%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +59 (+18.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Sawyer, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 6/5/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.9 miles away from the Sawyer city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/6/1982, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.0 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sawyer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 66% 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 518.8 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 670.6 miles away from Sawyer center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 354.5 miles away from the city center
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 518.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 279.3 miles away from Sawyer center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 355.6 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 Ward County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 9, Snows: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sawyer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sawyer:

  • SOURIS VALLEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; VELVA, ND)
  • REM ND INC-1824 (Hospital, about 15 miles away; MINOT, ND)
  • MINOT VOC ADJ WORKSHOP-1007 (Hospital, about 15 miles away; MINOT, ND)
  • REM ND INC-1405 (Hospital, about 15 miles away; MINOT, ND)
  • TRINITY HOSPITAL - ST JOSEPHS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; MINOT, ND)
  • TRINITY SAT - BELCOURT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; MINOT, ND)
  • TRINITY HOSPITALS Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; MINOT, ND)

Airports located in Sawyer:

Amtrak station near Sawyer:

  • 16 miles: MINOT (400 1ST AVE. S.W.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sawyer:

  • Minot State University (about 16 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 89 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 96 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 185 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 215 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 218 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 218 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)

Public high school in Sawyer:

Public elementary/middle school in Sawyer:

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Notable location: Sawyer Fire Protection District Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

SAWYER CITY OF (Population served: 357, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-11-2007)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.5%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.2%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Sawyer compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sawyer city (based on Ward County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.27%
Here: 55.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents35.6%30.5%7.9%4.0%3.0%
Congregations12.3%25.9%6.2%6.2%2.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneNorth American Baptist ConferenceOther
Adherents2.8%2.7%1.5%1.4%10.6%
Congregations2.5%3.7%4.9%1.2%34.6%
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: 9
Ward County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Ward County:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Ward County:

25.7%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.8%
State:

13.0%
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 1$6,000$72,0000$0
Streets and Highways 1$6,250$75,0000$0
Water Supply 1$4,166$49,9920$0
Totals for Government 3$16,416$65,6640$0

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($91.17)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($48.43)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($39.89)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($31.34)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $55,000 ($156.70)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $7,000 ($19.94)
    Sewerage: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($31.34)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($62.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($45.58)
    General Support: $8,000 ($22.79)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($37.04)
    NEC: $2,000 ($5.70)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $137,000 ($390.31)

11.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.25%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

0.86% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,710 average AGI)
Ward County:

0.86%
North Dakota average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cass County, ND  0.33% ($35,920 average AGI)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.25% ($38,924)
from Williams County, ND  0.23% ($73,883)


8.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,776 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.96%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

0.78% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,154 average AGI)
Ward County:

0.78%
North Dakota average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Burleigh County, ND  0.41% ($37,838 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.31% ($92,250)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.19% ($44,224)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sawyer:

  • 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.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sawyer:

  • KYYX (97.1 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMPR (88.9 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIZZ (93.7 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZPR (105.3 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHRT-FM (106.9 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING INC)
  • KMXA-FM (99.9 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K220GC (91.9 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Sawyer:

  • KXMC-TV (Channel 13; MINOT, ND; Owner: REITEN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSRE (Channel 6; MINOT, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXND (Channel 24; MINOT, ND; Owner: PRIME CITIES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMCY (Channel 14; MINOT, ND; Owner: KBMY-KMCY, LLC)
  • KMOT (Channel 10; MINOT, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 150
Total average daily truck traffic: 15
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 320

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Scott Pfennig, Sawyer, Nd (Lat: 48.082917 Lon: -101.040778), Type: 103.6, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 7018389741, Scottdp@srttel.Com, 3915 NORTH BROADWAY
  • Scott Pfennig, Sawyer, Nd (Lat: 48.082917 Lon: -101.040778), Type: 103.6, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 7018389741, Scottdp@srttel.Com, 3915 NORTH BROADWAY

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5 Mi W (Lat: 47.982222 Lon: -101.163222), Call Sign: WXY688, Licensee ID: L00112381
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/15/2003, Expiration Date: 07/28/2013
    Registrant: Carl R Buechler, Rt 1 Box 43, Sawyer, ND 58781

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0TKG, Licensee ID: L00227492
    Grant Date: 08/28/2012, Expiration Date: 11/24/2022, Certifier: Paul L Meisel
    Registrant: Paul L Meisel, 22500 42nd Street Se, Sawyer, ND 58781
  • Call Sign: AB0NT, Previous Call Sign: AA9WL, Licensee ID: L00263003
    Grant Date: 03/09/2007, Expiration Date: 04/03/2017, Certifier: Scott D Pfenning
    Registrant: Scott D Pfenning, 12500 90th St E, Sawyer, ND 58781

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 82625 , Serial Number: 7AC-1265, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 04/26/1960
    Registrant (Individual): Donald I Larson, Po Box 154, Sawyer, ND 58781

Most common first names in Sawyer, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George466.0 years
William474.8 years
David368.0 years
Louise381.0 years
Martha384.0 years
Gladys290.1 years
Henry277.0 years
Edna265.9 years
Harry274.5 years
Melvin275.0 years
Most common last names in Sawyer, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Buechler672.3 years
Klimpel670.5 years
Baker581.0 years
Smith576.8 years
Beck481.0 years
Newman487.2 years
Francis369.3 years
Bohlender386.0 years
Bechler370.6 years
Streeper378.7 years
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