Shell Valley, North Dakota

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Population in 2010: 1,197. Population change since 2000: +203.0%
Males: 661  (55.3%)
Females: 536  (44.7%)
Median resident age:  25.2 years
North Dakota median age:  35.5 years

Zip codes: 58316.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,984 (it was $13,571 in 2000)
Shell Valley:

$56,984
ND:

$55,759

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,588 (it was $4,948 in 2000)

Shell Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $74,061 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Shell Valley:

$74,061
ND:

$155,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $87,428; Detached houses: $128,275; Mobile homes: $30,009

Median gross rent in 2013: $385.

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  • Races in Shell Valley, ND (2010)

    Shell Valley races chart
    • 1,16997.7%American Indian alone
    • 211.8%White alone
    • 40.3%Two or more races
    • 30.3%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Shell Valley: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (80.0%), French Canadian (10.8%), Norwegian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1770 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 1,187 people per square mile   (low).

Shell Valley, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Shell Valley:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 35.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shell Valley CDP:

  • Never married: 52.2%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.5%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $375 (0.7%)

Shell Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (143.6 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (409.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (761.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Belcourt, ND (2.5 miles ), East Dunseith, ND (2.8 miles ), Green Acres, ND (2.9 miles ), Dunseith, ND (3.0 miles ), Rolette, ND (3.1 miles ), Rolla, ND (3.5 miles ), St. John, ND (3.5 miles ), Overly, ND (3.9 miles) .

Latitude: 48.80 N, Longitude: 99.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

Shell Valley household income distribution Shell Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

17.2%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (37%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (37%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (12%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Shell Valley, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Shell Valley-area historical tornado activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/7/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Shell Valley place center injured 3 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 6/26/1986, a category F3 tornado 28.8 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shell Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 74% 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 588.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 281.2 miles away from Shell Valley center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 317.8 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 427.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 273.5 miles away from Shell Valley 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 223.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rolette County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 10, Snows: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shell Valley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Shell Valley:

  • DUNSEITH COM NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DUNSEITH, ND)
  • ROLETTE COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ROLETTE, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shell Valley:

  • Minot State University (about 76 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • University of North Dakota (about 143 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Bismarck State College (about 144 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 150 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 177 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 194 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 197 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

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Rolette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.1%
(23.9% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.2 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  81.0%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  16.6%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
2 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Shell Valley compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
North Dakota average:

10.1

Shell Valley travel time to work - commute Shell Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Shell Valley CDP (based on Rolette County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,9317
Mainline Protestant1,3397
Evangelical Protestant84210
Other1271
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: 7
Rolette County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Rolette County:

3.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.1%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rolette County:

37.6%
North Dakota:

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

23.5%
State:

13.0%

4.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
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  0.73% ($21,438 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.59% ($15,615)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.46% ($23,500)


4.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,005 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
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 Ward County, ND  0.64% ($16,750 average AGI)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.55% ($19,208)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.53% ($17,609)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shell Valley:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZZJ (1450 AM; 1 kW; RUGBY, ND; Owner: RUGBY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shell Valley:

  • KEYA (88.5 FM; BELCOURT, ND; Owner: KEYA, INC.)
  • KBTO (101.9 FM; BOTTINEAU, ND; Owner: PROGRAMMERS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Shell Valley:

  • K51EX (Channel 51; TURTLE MOUNTAIN INDI, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICE)
  • K53DH (Channel 53; BELCOURT, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICES)
  • K57EY (Channel 57; BELCOURT, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICES)
  • K61EF (Channel 61; BELCOURT, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICES)
  • K63ER (Channel 63; TURTLE MOUNTAIN INDI, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICE)
  • K65FE (Channel 65; TURTLE MOUNTAIN INDI, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICE)
  • K55FH (Channel 55; BELCOURT, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICES)
  • K59DM (Channel 59; BELCOURT, ND; Owner: SCHINDLER COMMUNITY TV SERVICES)
  • K20AM (Channel 20; ROLETTE, ETC., ND; Owner: FULL GOSPEL BUSINESSMEN'S FELLOWSHIP)

Shell Valley on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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