Scranton, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 288 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 153  (53.2%)
Females: 135  (46.8%)
Median resident age:  49.4 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58653.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,133 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Scranton:

$70,133
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,469 (it was $16,283 in 2000)

Scranton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,183 (it was $36,400 in 2000)
Scranton:

$74,183
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $106,006; Detached houses: $108,699; Mobile homes: $61,113

Median gross rent in 2012: $533.

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  • White alone - 268 (95.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (3.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Scranton: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.4%), Norwegian (24.7%), Polish (7.7%), United States (7.4%), English (3.8%), Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2800 feet

Land area: 0.88 square miles.

Population density: 326 people per square mile   (very low).

Scranton,ND real estate house value index trend

Scranton, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Scranton:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Scranton city:

  • Never married: 13.6%
  • Now married: 69.1%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $717 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $575 (0.9%)

Scranton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (121.7 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (443.8 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (823.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Gascoyne, ND (1.9 miles) , Reeder, ND (3.2 miles) , Bowman, ND (3.5 miles ), Bucyrus, ND (4.2 miles) , Amidon, ND (5.0 miles) , Rhame, ND (5.0 miles) , Hettinger, ND (5.1 miles ), New England, ND (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 46.15 N, Longitude: 103.14 W

Area code: 701

Scranton household income distribution Scranton home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.48
North Dakota average:

2.07
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

1.9%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+4.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Extraction workers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Child care workers (11%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Scranton, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Scranton-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/29/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.7 miles away from the Scranton city center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/4/1978, a category F4 tornado 62.9 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Scranton-area historical earthquake activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 47% 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 380.9 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 539.1 miles away from Scranton 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 189.7 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 382.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 285.9 miles away from Scranton center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 190.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bowman County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Scranton topographic map

Birthplace of: Warren Christopher - Diplomat.

Hospitals and medical centers near Scranton:

  • SOUTHWEST HEALTHCARE SERVICES Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; BOWMAN, ND)
  • SOUTHWEST HEALTHCARE SERVS (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BOWMAN, ND)

Airports located in Scranton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scranton:

  • Black Hills State University (about 120 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,166)
  • Bismarck State College (about 121 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 121 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 144 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Minot State University (about 170 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Sheridan College (about 208 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Northern State University (about 230 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)

Public high school in Scranton:

Public elementary/middle school in Scranton:

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

Bowman 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 Scranton and their reported violations in the past:

SCRANTON CITY OF (Population served: 281, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.9%
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.9%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Scranton compared to North Dakota state average:

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

Banks with branches in Scranton (2011 data):

  • The Dakota Western Bank: Scranton Branch at 307 Hiway 67 North, branch established on 1996/11/01. Info updated 2008/07/24: Bank assets: $216.3 mil, Deposits: $182.7 mil, headquarters in Bowman, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Dakota Western Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

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 Scranton city (based on Bowman County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 100.86%
Here: 100.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents50.8%34.9%6.4%5.8%2.1%
Congregations41.7%25.0%8.3%8.3%16.7%
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: 4
Bowman County:

13.60 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

10.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

17.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Bowman County:

27.9%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,070
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$357
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,387$40,6440$0
Totals for Government 1$3,387$40,6446$1,427

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $338,000 ($1173.61)
    General - Other: $31,000 ($107.64)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($93.75)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($86.81)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($72.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($69.44)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($20.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($13.89)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($10.42)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($6.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $6,000 ($20.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $239,000 ($829.86)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($83.33)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($38.19)
    All Other: $2,000 ($6.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($59.03)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($13.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($131.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $59,000 ($204.86)
    Highways: $13,000 ($45.14)
  • Tax - Property: $29,000 ($100.69)
    NEC: $3,000 ($10.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $376,000 ($1305.56)

5.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,817 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
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  0.96% ($29,250 average AGI)
to Stark County, ND  0.88% ($42,545)

Strongest AM radio stations in Scranton:

  • KPOK (1340 AM; 1 kW; BOWMAN, ND; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFLN (960 AM; 5 kW; BAKER, MT; Owner: NEWELL BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KLTC (1460 AM; 5 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNDC (1490 AM; 1 kW; HETTINGER, ND; Owner: SCHWEITZER MEDIA, INC)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)

Scranton fatal accident list:

May 26, 2007 08:40 PM, Sr-67, Lat: 46.14981, Lon: -103.14090, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Oct 2, 1976 12:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,580
Total average daily truck traffic: 216
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 1,680

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Bryan W Personne, 7.2 Km E 4.02 Km N (Lat: 46.182500 Lon: -103.048889), Type: 150.0, Overall height: 146 m
    Registrant: 7014834000, , 507 SOUTH MAIN
  • 7.2 Km E 4.02 Km N (Lat: 46.182500 Lon: -103.048889), Type: 150.0, Overall height: 146 m
    Registrant: 7014834000

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 52 Fries St. (Lat: 46.153056 Lon: -103.142222), Type: Mast, Structure height: 14 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WAN855, Licensee ID: L00061757
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.980 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/15/2004, Expiration Date: 08/17/2014
    Registrant: County Of Bowman, 104 1st St Nw Suite #9, Bowman, ND 58623, Phone: (701) 523-5421
  • Sec 32-129-99 16 Mir Sse (Lat: 45.993611 Lon: -103.097389), Call Sign: KNHG775, Licensee ID: L00084955
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.395 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/20/1998, Expiration Date: 09/07/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2003
    Registrant: Lavelle Nelson, Rt 1 Box 100, Scranton, ND 58653, Phone: (701) 275-6104
  • Lat: 46.147972 Lon: -103.143278, Call Sign: WQKK261
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.350 MHz, 456.350 MHz, 451.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/19/2009, Expiration Date: 06/19/2019, Certifier: William Pladson
    Registrant: Atlas License Company & Data Services, 7202 N. Shadeland Ave Ste 215, Indianapolis, IN 46250, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 813-4870, Email:
  • Lat: 46.147500 Lon: -103.142111, Call Sign: WQOD757
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.915 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/23/2011, Expiration Date: 08/23/2021, Certifier: Roger H Goodfellow
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0CFZ
    Grant Date: 04/05/1988, Expiration Date: 04/05/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2000
    Registrant: John W Moor, Rt 1 Box 221, Scranton, ND 58653
  • Call Sign: N0JSY, Licensee ID: L01370973
    Grant Date: 02/19/2008, Expiration Date: 05/19/2018, Certifier: Dale H Freymiller
    Registrant: Dale H Freymiller, Rr 1 Box 40, Scranton, ND 58653
  • Call Sign: WD0DAF
    Grant Date: 05/23/1989, Expiration Date: 05/23/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/24/2001
    Registrant: Denis O Hansey, Box 106, Scranton, ND 58653

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: MONOCOUPE 90A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LAMBERT R266 (90 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 11735 , Serial Number: A-662, Year manufactured: 1934, Airworthiness Date: 02/05/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Ted D Dilse, 7603 135th Ave Sw, Scranton, ND 58653
  • Aircraft: SPORTAVIA PUTZER RF5B SPERBER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: LIMBACH 1700E (68 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 55HG , Serial Number: 51074, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 06/18/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Ted Jr Dilse, 7603 135th Ave Sw, Scranton, ND 58653
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-11S (Category: Sea, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5538H , Serial Number: 11-1042, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 03/08/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Ted D Dilse, 7603 135th Ave Sw, Scranton, ND 58653
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 92810 , Serial Number: 17261626, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 04/17/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Ted D Dilse, 7603 135th Ave Sw, Scranton, ND 58653
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9663P , Serial Number: 18-7509008, Airworthiness Date: 05/08/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Ted Jr Dilse, 7603 135th Ave Sw, Scranton, ND 58653

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Scranton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Scranton, ND
Most common first names in Scranton, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Hazel577.4 years
William580.8 years
John575.4 years
George480.0 years
Fred374.3 years
Arthur378.6 years
Charles388.0 years
Edward383.6 years
Frank374.6 years
Dorothy392.0 years
Most common last names in Scranton, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown678.8 years
Hedman585.2 years
Freitag583.8 years
Palczewski579.4 years
Reimer574.6 years
Iverson475.8 years
Fisher482.9 years
Dilse483.3 years
Johnson479.5 years
Kromarek469.0 years
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