St. Thomas, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 321 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.2%
Males: 169  (52.9%)
Females: 152  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  46.1 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58276.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $60,405 (it was $31,094 in 2000)
St. Thomas:

$60,405
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,920 (it was $18,222 in 2000)

St. Thomas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,826 (it was $38,300 in 2000)
St. Thomas:

$53,826
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $42,703; Detached houses: $46,563; Mobile homes: $18,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $383.

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St. Thomas races chart
  • White alone - 263 (79.5%)
  • Hispanic - 65 (19.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

Races in St. Thomas detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Thomas: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.0%), United States (15.6%), Norwegian (15.1%), Swedish (5.8%), English (4.2%), French (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 835 feet

Land area: 1.06 square miles.

Population density: 303 people per square mile   (very low).

St. Thomas,ND real estate house value index trend

St. Thomas, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in St. Thomas:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. Thomas city:

  • Never married: 10.6%
  • Now married: 66.2%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

17 residents are foreign born (0.7% North America).

This city:  5.6%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,118 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $906 (2.2%)

St. Thomas satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (124.5 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (320.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (667.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Auburn, ND (2.8 miles) , Crystal, ND (3.2 miles) , Hoople, ND (3.2 miles ), Nash, ND (3.3 miles) , Canton City, ND (3.3 miles) , Drayton, ND (3.6 miles ), Hamilton, ND (3.6 miles) , Grafton, ND (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 48.62 N, Longitude: 97.45 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

St. Thomas household income distribution St. Thomas home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+1.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (35%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Electricians (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Work and jobs in St. Thomas: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in St. Thomas, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

St. Thomas-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the St. Thomas city center caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/19/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the city center caused $200,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Thomas-area historical earthquake activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 83% 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 686.4 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 214.5 miles away from St. Thomas center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 210.8 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) earthquake occurred 318.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 197.8 miles away from St. Thomas center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 505.1 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 Pembina County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 26, Storms: 14, Snows: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
St. Thomas topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near St. Thomas:

  • LUTHERAN SUNSET HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)
  • STATE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)
  • REM ND INC-SUMMIT (Hospital, about 15 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)
  • FRIENDSHIP-412 (Hospital, about 15 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)
  • UNITY MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)
  • WEDGEWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CAVALIER, ND)
  • REM ND INC-MANVEL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; GRAFTON, ND)

Airports located in St. Thomas:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Thomas:

  • University of North Dakota (about 52 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 69 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 123 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 126 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 126 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Bemidji State University (about 143 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 167 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

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

Pembina 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 St. Thomas that have no violations reported:

  • ST THOMAS CITY OF (Population served: 331, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.3%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.3%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

St. Thomas compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below 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

St. Thomas travel time to work - commute St. Thomas mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for St. Thomas city (based on Pembina County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.16%
Here: 84.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents35.4%27.1%12.5%8.2%7.8%
Congregations17.8%20.0%22.2%8.9%8.9%
NameAssemblies of GodEvangelical Free Church of AmericaConservative Baptist Association of America The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.7%1.0%1.0%1.0%
Congregations6.7%4.4%2.2%2.2%6.7%
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: 6
Pembina County:

7.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pembina County:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Pembina County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

10.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Pembina County:

29.2%
North Dakota:

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

18.4%
State:

13.0%

4.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  0.51% ($25,563 average AGI)
from Walsh County, ND  0.51% ($26,875)


6.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.12% ($30,694 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.75% ($44,417)
to Walsh County, ND  0.50% ($29,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Thomas:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXPO (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KNDK (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LANGDON, ND; Owner: KNDK, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Thomas:

  • KYTZ (106.7 FM; WALHALLA, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAOC (105.1 FM; CAVALIER, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAUJ (100.9 FM; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around St. Thomas:

  • K58BP (Channel 58; GLASSTON, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KNRR (Channel 12; PEMBINA, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KGFE (Channel 2; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAZ-TV (Channel 8; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,890
Total average daily truck traffic: 225
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 1,890

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Michael E Hofe, 5 Miles East Of Junction Of Hwy 81 And 66 & Half Mile N (Lat: 48.580556 Lon: -97.470278), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 4143591800, Mtp@execpc.Com, 11950 WEST LAKE PARK DRIVE, SUITE 2
  • David Beste, 5 Miles East Of Junction Of Hwy 81 And 66 & Half Mile N (Lat: 48.580556 Lon: -97.470278), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 2022238837, Bjaron@sa-Lawyers.Net, 1835 K STREET, NW, SUITE 650
  • Dave A Beste, 5 Miles East Of Junction Of Hwy 81 And 66 & Half Mile N (Lat: 48.580556 Lon: -97.470278), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 2022238837, Bjaron@sa-Lawyers.Net, 1835 K STREET, NW, SUITE 650
  • MARTIN T FRANKE, 5 Miles East Of Junction Of Hwy 81 And 66 & Half Mile N (Lat: 48.580556 Lon: -97.470278), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 4143591800, Mtp@execpc.Com, 11950 WEST LAKE PARK DRIVE, SUITE 2
  • Michael E Hofe, 5 Miles East Of Junction Of Hwy 81 And 66 & Half Mile N (Lat: 48.580556 Lon: -97.470278), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 4143591800, Mtp@execpc.Com, 11950 WEST LAKE PARK DRIVE, SUITE 2
  • Curtis W Disrud, 5 Miles East Of Junction Of Hwy 81 And 66 & Half Mile N (Lat: 48.580556 Lon: -97.470278), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 2024207300, Mhofe@libertytowers.Net, 4455 CONNECTICUT AVE., NW, STE A400

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