Westhope, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 426 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.1%
 
Males: 214  (50.4%)
Females: 212  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  46.6 years
North Dakota median age:  35.5 years

Zip codes: 58793.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,554 (it was $26,964 in 2000)
Westhope:

$51,554
ND:

$55,759

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,503 (it was $18,252 in 2000)

Westhope city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,644 (it was $23,400 in 2000)
Westhope:

$76,644
ND:

$155,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $107,223; Detached houses: $108,331

Median gross rent in 2013: $615.

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  • Races in Westhope, ND (2010)

    Westhope races chart
    • 40794.9%White alone
    • 133.0%Two or more races
    • 51.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.5%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Westhope: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (32.9%), German (29.6%), Irish (9.1%), Danish (5.0%), French (3.4%), English (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1496 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 1,330 people per square mile   (low).

Westhope,ND real estate house value index trend

Westhope, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Westhope:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westhope city:

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

9 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
North Dakota:

1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $650 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $676 (0.9%)

Westhope satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (145.5 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (456.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (810.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Landa, ND (2.2 miles) , Antler, ND (3.6 miles) , Maxbass, ND (3.8 miles) , Newburg, ND (3.8 miles) , Souris, ND (3.9 miles) , Kramer, ND (4.6 miles) , Mohall, ND (5.0 miles ), Loraine, ND (5.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.91 N, Longitude: 101.02 W

Area code: 701

Westhope household income distribution Westhope home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -75 (-12.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (38%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (46%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (1%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (31%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (37%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

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

Average climate in Westhope, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Westhope-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 19.1 miles away from the Westhope city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/5/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 42.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westhope-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 69% 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 546.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 693.2 miles away from Westhope center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 544.9 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 172.5 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 398.9 miles away from Westhope center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 323.7 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 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).
Westhope topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Westhope:

  • WESTHOPE HOME (120 3RD ST E)

airports located in Westhope:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westhope:

  • Minot State University (about 48 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 194 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 230 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 241 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 243 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Public high school in Westhope:

Public elementary/middle school in Westhope:

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

Bottineau 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: 10.7%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.6%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported
20 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
46 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Westhope (2011 data):

  • Peoples State Bank: at 110 Main St, branch established on 1906/06/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $78.3 mil, Deposits: $70.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples State Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
North Dakota average:

10.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Westhope 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

57.3%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Westhope:

56.4%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Westhope:

28.2
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.3%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Westhope:

12.4%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Westhope:

7.1
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

40.3%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Westhope:

60.3%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Westhope:

78.7%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Westhope, ND Residents
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
Financial Administration 2$7,462$44,7720$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$298
Totals for Government 2$7,462$44,7725$298

Westhope government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $26,000 ($61.03)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $52,000 ($122.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000 ($112.68)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($44.60)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($42.25)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($35.21)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($35.21)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($28.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $107,000 ($251.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($14.08)

Westhope government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $38,000 ($89.20)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($46.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($53.99)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($39.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $81,000 ($190.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $53,000 ($124.41)
    Highways: $32,000 ($75.12)
  • Tax - Property: $30,000 ($70.42)
    NEC: $16,000 ($37.56)

Westhope government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($234.74)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $80,000 ($187.79)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($46.95)

Westhope government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $150,000 ($352.11)

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 Westhope:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Westhope)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Main & 4th Ave N (Lat: 48.911139 Lon: -101.021000), Call Sign: WAN417, Licensee ID: L00109449
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.920 MHz, 153.920 MHzGrant Date: 01/06/1999, Expiration Date: 02/08/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/11/2004Registrant: County Of Bottineau, County Courthouse, Bottineau, ND 58318
  • Cor 4th St & 3rd Ave Nursing Home (Lat: 48.910028 Lon: -101.015444), Call Sign: WCA869
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.920 MHzGrant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 11/03/2021Registrant: Bottineau County Emergency Management, 314 5th St West, Bottineau, ND 58318, Phone: (701) 228-5916, Fax: (701) 228-2364, Email:
  • 6 Mi W & 2 1/2 Mi S (Lat: 48.871417 Lon: -101.149056), Call Sign: WXR454
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.000 MHzGrant Date: 09/11/2013, Expiration Date: 12/07/2023Registrant: Team Electornics Inc, 1100 31st Ave Sw, Minot, ND 58701, Phone: (701) 852-3270, Fax: (701) 852-3282, Email:
  • 1/4 Mi S (Lat: 48.903639 Lon: -101.018778), Call Sign: KFE412, Licensee ID: L00009960
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.4000 MHzGrant Date: 07/15/1998, Expiration Date: 07/15/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/14/2003Registrant: Koch Industries Inc, Wichita, KS 67201-2975, Phone: (316) 828-4569, Fax: (316) 828-5702
  • Main And 4th Ave North (Lat: 48.911139 Lon: -101.021000), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.7 m, Overall height: 10.4 m, Call Sign: WQCH259
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.920 MHz, 153.920 MHzGrant Date: 02/05/2015, Expiration Date: 03/02/2025, Certifier: Terrence VolkRegistrant: Bottineau County Emergency Management, 314 5th St West, Bottineau, ND 58318, Phone: (701) 228-5916, Fax: (701) 228-2364, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WESTHOPE, Alley West Of Main (Lat: 48.909722 Lon: -101.021250), Overall height: 42.1 m, Call Sign: WHS954, Licensee ID: L00009440
    Assigned Frequencies: 2162.00 MHz, 2168.40 MHz, 2178.00 MHzGrant Date: 04/25/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/11/2000Registrant: Souris River Telephone Mutual Aid Corp., U.S. Highway 83 N.,, Minot, ND 58701

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0DDE, Licensee ID: L00822164, Grant Date: 04/15/2008, Expiration Date: 06/08/2018, Registrant: Bobby J Beaudrie, Westhope, ND 58793
  • Call Sign: KD0ZHD, Licensee ID: L01845573, Grant Date: 02/26/2014, Expiration Date: 02/26/2024, Certifier: Marshall B Burch, Registrant: Marshall B Burch, 9920 17th Ave Nw, Westhope, ND 58793

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: OLSON VIRGIL T PIEL EMERAUDE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 142V , Serial Number: 141, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Virgil T Olson, 301 1st St E, Westhope, ND 58793
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2666P , Serial Number: 18-4390, Year manufactured: 1955
    Registrant (Individual): Bradley J Berentson, Po Box 371, Westhope, ND 58793
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 31142 , Serial Number: 5357, Year manufactured: 1940
    Registrant (Individual): Henry J Soland, , Westhope, ND 58793
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-401 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 401CW , Serial Number: 401-0870, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/1992
    Registrant (Corporation): Dakotawild Aviation Inc, Po Box 371, Westhope, ND 58793
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 55259 , Serial Number: 28-7325354, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 03/16/1973
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Steven L Heth, 1701 County Road 6 Nw, Westhope, ND 58793, Other Owners: Virginia M Heth
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8299V , Serial Number: 32R-8113014, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 11/11/1980
    Registrant (Corporation): Northern Toga Industries LLC, Po Box 371, Westhope, ND 58793

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

  • WESTHOPE CITY OF (Population served: 429, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Westhope, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Henry977.0 years
Arthur778.7 years
George782.4 years
Anna689.0 years
Emma691.4 years
Bertha687.7 years
William686.0 years
Alice586.4 years
Albert588.8 years
Robert576.0 years
Most common last names in Westhope, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jensen1181.1 years
Henry680.7 years
Hulse682.6 years
Nielsen672.1 years
Steinhaus680.1 years
Williams585.2 years
Houmann591.2 years
Anderson582.6 years
Hegdahl582.8 years
Deschamp573.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Westhope 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 4 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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