Turtle Lake, North Dakota

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Population in 2021: 538 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 
Males: 251  (46.7%)
Females: 287  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

52.4 years
North Dakota median age:

35.8 years

Zip codes: 58575.

Estimated median household income in 2021: $45,591 (it was $26,618 in 2000)
Turtle Lake:

$45,591
ND:

$66,519

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $27,212 (it was $16,848 in 2000)

Turtle Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $114,712 (it was $32,600 in 2000)
Turtle Lake:

$114,712
ND:

$224,400

Median gross rent in 2021: $768.

March 2022 cost of living index in Turtle Lake: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 14.6%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Turtle Lake, ND (2021)
    • 48397.2%White alone
    • 81.6%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (54.3%), Norwegian (27.6%), Scottish (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), American (3.1%), English (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1875 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,071 people per square mile   (low).

Turtle Lake, North Dakota map

32 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 1.6% North America, 1.0% Africa).

This city:

6.4%
North Dakota:

4.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $814 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $637 (0.7%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Turtle Lake, ND in 2021
Distribution of house value in Turtle Lake, ND in 2021
Turtle Lake satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 1 building, cost: $285,000
  • 2020: 1 building, cost: $285,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Turtle Lake, ND residents
Average permit cost in Turtle Lake, ND
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
North Dakota:

2.5%
Most common industries in Turtle Lake, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.6%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Utilities (6.1%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (10.7%)
  • Utilities (10.7%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.2%)
  • Warehousing & storage (6.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (29.5%)
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.8%)
  • Social assistance (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Turtle Lake, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Child care workers (7.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.7%)

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 significantly above North Dakota state average. It is 57% greater 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 Turtle Lake 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 Turtle Lake 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 (21) is greater than the US average (15).
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, Other: 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:

See full list of schools located in Turtle Lake

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

For population 15 years and over in Turtle Lake:

Marital status in Turtle Lake, ND
  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

For population 25 years and over in Turtle Lake:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
North Dakota average:

10.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Turtle Lake
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This 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:
McLean County:

8.8%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
State:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Turtle Lake:

51.6%
State:

50.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.8%
North Dakota:

48.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.0
North Dakota:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.2%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Turtle Lake:

20.8%
North Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Turtle Lake:

6.9
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

45.0%
North Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Turtle Lake:

52.6%
State:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Turtle Lake:

75.1%
North Dakota:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Turtle Lake, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$7,077$84,9240$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$929
Local Libraries 0$0 1$512
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$5,577
Totals for Government 1$7,077$84,9247$7,018

Turtle Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $214,000 ($397.77)
    Water Utilities: $155,000 ($288.10)
    Regular Highways: $43,000 ($79.93)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($79.93)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($20.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($3.72)

Turtle Lake government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $84,000 ($156.13)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($44.61)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $46,000 ($85.50)
    Special Assessments: $23,000 ($42.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $147,000 ($273.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $129,000 ($239.78)
    Highways: $47,000 ($87.36)
  • Tax - Property: $72,000 ($133.83)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $40,000 ($74.35)
    Other License: $6,000 ($11.15)

Turtle Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,148,000 ($3992.57)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.3mTotal length
  • 2,055Total average daily traffic
  • 287Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,060Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 07/10/2018, Expiration Date: 07/17/2028, Registrant: City Of Turtle Lake, 107 Eggert St., Turtle Lake, ND 58575, Phone: (701) 448-2596, Email:
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 04/10/2001, Expiration Date: 04/01/2030, Certifier: Joel C Nelson, Registrant: 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,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 07/14/2023, Expiration Date: 09/16/2033, Certifier: Jack W Anderson, Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., 207 North 5th Street, Fargo, ND 58108, Phone: (701) 239-7504, 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,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 07/14/2023, Expiration Date: 09/24/2033, Certifier: Jack W Anderson, Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., 207 North 5th Street, Fargo, ND 58108, Phone: (701) 239-7504, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/13/1986, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/12/2010, Registrant: 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:

3
  • Call Sign: KI0JG, Licensee ID: L01446191, Grant Date: 11/20/2018, Expiration Date: 02/16/2029, 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


FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Turtle Lake)
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Turtle Lake, ND
  • 77.7%Utility gas
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Turtle Lake, ND
  • 50.8%Utility gas
  • 38.1%Electricity
  • 11.1%No fuel used


Turtle Lake compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Paul L. Andrus (1)
  • Paul Leonard Andrus (1)
  • Brent J. Ravnaas (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2024.