Souris, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 60 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -27.7%
Males: 37  (62.1%)
Females: 23  (37.9%)
Median resident age:  33.7 years
North Dakota median age:  35.5 years

Zip code: 58783

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,153 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Souris:

$34,153
ND:

$55,759

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,848 (it was $9,387 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,686 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Souris:

$58,686
ND:

$155,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $66,898; Detached houses: $67,589
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    • 5696.6%White alone
    • 11.7%American Indian alone
    • 11.7%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Souris: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.4%), Norwegian (19.4%), Irish (11.8%), United States (7.5%), English (2.2%), Swedish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1510 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 592 people per square mile   (low).

Souris, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Souris:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Souris city:

  • Never married: 10.8%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.6%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

11 residents are foreign born (9.6% North America, 3.6% Latin America).

This city:

13.3%
North Dakota:

1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $316 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $505 (0.8%)

Souris satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (145.1 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (443.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (797.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Landa, ND (3.2 miles) , Bottineau, ND (3.5 miles ), Kramer, ND (3.9 miles) , Westhope, ND (3.9 miles ), Gardena, ND (4.1 miles) , Newburg, ND (4.1 miles) , Upham, ND (4.8 miles) , Maxbass, ND (5.0 miles) .

Latitude: 48.91 N, Longitude: 100.68 W

Area code: 701

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

3.6%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-13.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (47%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (35%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (44%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (33%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Souris, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Souris-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/26/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.9 miles away from the Souris city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/7/2008, a category F3 tornado 34.9 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Souris-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 70% 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 559.5 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 312.4 miles away from Souris center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 408.5 miles away from the city 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 187.7 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 558.5 miles away from Souris center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 330.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bottineau County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 9, 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).
Souris topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Souris:

  • ST ANDREWS HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BOTTINEAU, ND)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - BOTTINEAU (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BOTTINEAU, ND)
  • WESTHOPE HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WESTHOPE, ND)

Airports located in Souris:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Souris:

  • Minot State University (about 54 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 145 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 152 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 180 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 214 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 228 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 231 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

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Notable location: Souris Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Bottineau 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 Souris and their reported violations in the past:

SOURIS CITY OF (Population served: 58, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2014), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-11-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-24-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2011)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.8%
(29.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.8 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:  3.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Souris 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above 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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.6
North Dakota average:

10.1

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Coal or coke (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Souris city (based on Bottineau County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,55414
Evangelical Protestant1,1507
Catholic8224
Other101
None1,893-
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: 4
Bottineau County:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Bottineau County:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

20.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Bottineau County:

27.2%
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
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$97
Water Supply 0$0 1$764
Totals for Government 0$0 2$861

Souris government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $13,000 ($216.67)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($200.00)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($183.33)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($116.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($100.00)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($83.33)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($16.67)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($16.67)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($16.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,000 ($50.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,000 ($150.00)

Souris government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($116.67)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($83.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,000 ($116.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($16.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($66.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($183.33)
    Highways: $5,000 ($83.33)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($133.33)

Souris government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,000 ($300.00)

6.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,305 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
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  1.27% ($61,471 average AGI)
from Rolette County, ND  0.49% ($39,923)


6.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
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  1.72% ($39,565 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.56% ($31,533)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.52% ($32,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Souris:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • KZZJ (1450 AM; 1 kW; RUGBY, ND; Owner: RUGBY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Souris:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Scott Pfennig, Souris, Nd (Lat: 48.909750 Lon: -100.688778), Type: 103.6, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 7018389751, , 3615 NORTH BROADWAY
  • Scott Pfennig, Souris, Nd (Lat: 48.909750 Lon: -100.688778), Type: 103.6, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 7018389751, , 3615 NORTH BROADWAY

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Fire Station Main St (Lat: 48.910583 Lon: -100.683194), Call Sign: KWX713, Licensee ID: L00109449
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.920 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/24/1998, Expiration Date: 02/08/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/11/2004
    Registrant: County Of Bottineau, County Courthouse, Bottineau, ND 58318
  • 8 Km W 5 Km N (Lat: 48.951417 Lon: -100.785167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WZL943
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/06/2005, Expiration Date: 04/17/2015
    Registrant: Team Electronics Inc, 1100 31st Ave Sw, Minot, ND 58701, Phone: (701) 852-3270, Fax: (701) 852-3282, Email:
  • Se Cor Of Sec 30 Twp 163 N R 77w (Lat: 48.908917 Lon: -100.689028), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPMA346
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/06/2013, Expiration Date: 05/01/2023, Certifier: Myron G Rader
    Registrant: Otter Tail Power Company, 215 South Cascade Street, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, Phone: (218) 739-8584, Email:
  • Main Street (Lat: 48.910583 Lon: -100.683194), Type: Building, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WQCB609
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.920 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2005, Expiration Date: 01/25/2015, Certifier: Terrence L Volk
    Registrant: Bottineau County Emergency Management, 314 5th St West, Bottineau, ND 58318, Phone: (701) 228-5916, Fax: (701) 228-2364, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W0FNZ, Previous Call Sign: N0VNO
    Grant Date: 02/16/1993, Expiration Date: 02/16/2003, Cancellation Date: 02/17/2005
    Registrant: Milo A Shelton, Rr 2 Box 52, Souris, ND 58783

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA P206 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 132 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2513X , Serial Number: P206-0013, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 12/09/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Owen G Kornkven, 10139 County Road 37, Souris, ND 58783
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3743Q , Serial Number: 28-7790464, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 04/14/1977
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Rollin J Tonneson, 540-104th St Ne, Souris, ND 58783, Other Owners: Benjamin J Tonneson
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5080X , Serial Number: 143, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 12/30/1968
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Dennis C Skarphol, 10460 5th Ave Ne, Souris, ND 58783, Other Owners: Jeffrey R Skarphol
  • Aircraft: HILL GARY L AVID FLYER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CUYUNA ALL MDLS A/B (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5772Y , Serial Number: 139, Airworthiness Date: 02/19/1986
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 289 94th St Nw, Souris, ND 58783
  • 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: 750K , Serial Number: 18-7409134, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 09/16/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Owen G Kornkven, 10131 County Road 37, Souris, ND 58783
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 81DM , Serial Number: 27-0252, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 09/18/1998
    Registrant (Corporation): Dmj Air LLC, 10460 5th Ave Ne, Souris, ND 58783

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