Turtle Lake, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 593 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.2%
 
Males: 277  (46.8%)
Females: 316  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  51.6 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip codes: 58575.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,749 (it was $26,618 in 2000)
Turtle Lake:

$44,749
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,405 (it was $16,848 in 2000)

Turtle Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $97,102 (it was $32,600 in 2000)
Turtle Lake:

$97,102
ND:

$184,100

Median gross rent in 2016: $700.

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  • Races in Turtle Lake, ND (2010)

    Turtle Lake races chart
    • 55495.4%White alone
    • 122.1%American Indian alone
    • 111.9%Two or more races
    • 20.3%Black alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Turtle Lake: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (46.9%), Norwegian (18.4%), English (3.9%), Danish (2.2%), Scandinavian (2.2%), Scottish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1875 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,180 people per square mile   (low).

Turtle Lake,ND real estate house value index trend

Turtle Lake, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Turtle Lake:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Turtle Lake city:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

9 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 0.5% North America, 0.2% Asia).

This city:

2.0%
North Dakota:

3.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $542 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $763 (0.8%)

Turtle Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (49.1 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (405.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (757.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mercer, ND (2.9 miles) , Underwood, ND (3.5 miles ), Coleharbor, ND (3.9 miles) , Washburn, ND (4.1 miles ), McClusky, ND (4.6 miles ), Ruso, ND (4.7 miles) , Riverdale, ND (4.7 miles ), Benedict, ND (4.8 miles) .

Latitude: 47.52 N, Longitude: 100.89 W

Area code: 701

Turtle Lake household income distribution Turtle Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -94 (-13.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Turtle Lake, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Turtle Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/5/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Turtle Lake city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/1/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 26 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Turtle Lake-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 65% 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 510.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 239.5 miles away from Turtle Lake center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 332.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 665.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 333.6 miles away from Turtle Lake center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 263.6 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 McLean County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 9, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Turtle Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Turtle Lake:

  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 220 5TH AVE W)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Turtle Lake:

  • SANFORD HEALTH PRAIRIEVIEW LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; UNDERWOOD, ND)

airports located in Turtle Lake:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Turtle Lake:

  • Bismarck State College (about 49 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 3,015)
  • Minot State University (about 54 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • University of Mary (about 56 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 180 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northern State University (about 184 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 197 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 200 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Public high school in Turtle Lake:

Public elementary/middle school in Turtle Lake:

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Library in Turtle Lake:

  • TURTLE LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $25,673; Location: 107 EGGERT STREET; 8,770 books; 90 audio materials; 198 video materials; 7 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Turtle Lake: Turtle Lake Fire Protection District Station (A), Turtle Lake Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

McLean 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 2016: 15.7%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 30.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.2%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported
20 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2010
9 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2000

Banks with branches in Turtle Lake (2011 data):

  • Bank of Turtle Lake: Bank Of Turtle Lake at 205 Main Street, branch established on 1965/09/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $34.9 mil, Deposits: $31.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Mclean Bank Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
North Dakota average:

9.6

Turtle Lake travel time to work - commute Turtle Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Turtle Lake city (based on McLean County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,78919
Catholic2,2308
Evangelical Protestant2,15215
Orthodox101
Other1-
None780-
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: 3
McLean County:

3.61 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
McLean County:

8.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

13.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
McLean County:

28.6%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Turtle Lake:

46.3%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

35.9%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.7
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.2%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Turtle Lake:

7.4%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Turtle Lake:

6.8
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

28.5%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Turtle Lake:

47.5%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Turtle Lake:

68.6%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Turtle Lake, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$6,747$80,9640$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$759
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$4,561
Local Libraries 0$0 1$419
Totals for Government 1$6,747$80,9648$5,739

7.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($64,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
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 Burleigh County, ND  1.47% ($51,981 average AGI)
from Ward County, ND  0.92% ($38,912)
from Morton County, ND  0.35% ($43,923)


6.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
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  1.93% ($38,314 average AGI)
to Ward County, ND  0.86% ($42,806)
to Morton County, ND  0.33% ($45,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Turtle Lake:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KHOL (1410 AM; 1 kW; BEULAH, ND; Owner: TWO GUYS BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Turtle Lake:

  • KQDY (94.5 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KYYX (97.1 FM; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Turtle Lake:

  • KXMC-TV (Channel 13; MINOT, ND; Owner: REITEN TELEVISION, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Turtle Lake)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Turtle Lake, ND)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Various Locations (Lat: 47.588028 Lon: -100.865417), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNN937
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.406 MHzGrant Date: 04/29/2008, Expiration Date: 07/17/2018Registrant: Phone: (724) 430-3974
  • TURTLE LAKE, North Edge Of Town (Lat: 47.524444 Lon: -100.890833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.9 m, Call Sign: WPSF812
    Assigned Frequencies: 7112.50 MHzGrant Date: 04/10/2001, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Certifier: Joel C NelsonRegistrant: Kndx, 3130 E. Broadway, Bismarck, ND 58505, Phone: (701) 355-0026
  • Turtle Lake, 6.4 Km W And 3.62 Km S Of Turtle Lake, Nd (Lat: 47.484167 Lon: -100.970694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WPYN602, Licensee ID: L00004985
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHzGrant Date: 11/13/2013, Expiration Date: 09/16/2023, Certifier: Jack W AndersonRegistrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., 207 North 5th Street, Fargo, ND 58108, Phone: (701) 239-7504, Fax: (701) 239-7650, Email:
  • Turtle Lake, 6.4 Km W And 3.6 Km S Of Turtle Lake, Nd (Lat: 47.484167 Lon: -100.970694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WPYP790, Licensee ID: L00004985
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHzGrant Date: 11/13/2013, Expiration Date: 09/24/2023, Certifier: Jack W AndersonRegistrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., 207 North 5th Street, Fargo, ND 58108, Phone: (701) 239-7504, Fax: (701) 239-7650, Email:
  • Turtle Lake, ND, Near Turtle Lake (Lat: 47.524444 Lon: -100.890833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 84 m, Call Sign: WLD993
    Assigned Frequencies: 6975.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/13/1986, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/12/2010Registrant: Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 719-7000, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KI0JG, Licensee ID: L01446191, Grant Date: 11/18/2008, Expiration Date: 02/16/2019, Certifier: Bruce A Kocher, Registrant: Bruce A Kocher, Turtle Lake, ND 58575
  • Call Sign: KD0RMF, Licensee ID: L01700789, Grant Date: 04/04/2012, Expiration Date: 04/04/2022, Certifier: Richard A Anderson, Registrant: Richard A Anderson, Turtle Lake, ND 58575
  • Call Sign: KD0TNA, Licensee ID: L01743072, Grant Date: 10/30/2012, Expiration Date: 10/30/2022, Cancellation Date: 06/05/2015, Certifier: Johnathan W Boles, Registrant: Johnathan W Boles, Turtle Lake, ND 58575
  • Call Sign: N0ATN, Previous Call Sign: KD0TNA, Licensee ID: L01743072, Grant Date: 06/05/2015, Expiration Date: 06/05/2025, Certifier: Johnathan W Boles, Registrant: Johnathan W Boles, Turtle Lake, ND 58575


FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Turtle Lake)

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

MCLEAN-SHERIDAN WATER DISTRICT-SYSTEM 1 (Population served: 1,025, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Turtle Lake that have no violations reported:

  • TURTLE LAKE CITY OF (Population served: 581, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • MCLEAN-SHERIDAN WATER DISTRICT-SYSTEM 2 (Population served: 260, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Turtle Lake, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2380.1 years
Emil1076.4 years
Edwin869.2 years
Fred781.4 years
Edward677.3 years
Pauline679.0 years
Harold686.3 years
Anna690.4 years
Bertha584.0 years
Reinhold578.6 years
Most common last names in Turtle Lake, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson1577.9 years
Wagner1278.2 years
Bauer1178.1 years
Nelson880.4 years
Hanson885.6 years
Hofer778.0 years
Presser769.4 years
Field682.8 years
Rath679.5 years
Fueller578.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Turtle Lake 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 6 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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