Willow City, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 170 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.1%
Males: 103  (61.1%)
Females: 67  (38.9%)
Median resident age:  51.2 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58384.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,318 (it was $25,313 in 2000)
Willow City:

$36,318
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,121 (it was $11,909 in 2000)

Willow City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $38,644 (it was $15,900 in 2000)
Willow City:

$38,644
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $34,727; Detached houses: $34,159; Mobile homes: $41,225

Median gross rent in 2012: $450.

Willow City races chart
  • White alone - 154 (94.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Willow City: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.9%), Norwegian (29.7%), English (7.7%), French (4.6%), United States (3.9%), Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1471 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 374 people per square mile   (very low).

Willow City,ND real estate house value index trend

Willow City, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Willow City:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Willow City city:

  • Never married: 14.0%
  • Now married: 67.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

7 residents are foreign born (3.0% Europe, 0.5% Oceania).

This city:  3.5%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $620 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $296 (1.0%)

Willow City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (125.9 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (417.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (770.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Overly, ND (2.9 miles) , Barton, ND (2.9 miles) , Gardena, ND (3.4 miles) , Bantry, ND (4.0 miles) , Bottineau, ND (4.1 miles ), Dunseith, ND (4.2 miles ), Towner, ND (4.3 miles ), Kramer, ND (4.5 miles) .

Latitude: 48.60 N, Longitude: 100.29 W

Area code: 701

Willow City household income distribution Willow City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.6%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -71 (-24.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (18%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Therapists (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in Willow City, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Willow City-area historical tornado activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/26/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Willow City city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/7/2008, a category F3 tornado 24.1 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Willow City-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 71% 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 565.5 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 285.0 miles away from Willow 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 306.6 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 404.3 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 564.9 miles away from Willow City center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 405.4 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).
Willow City topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Willow City:

  • Minot State University (about 53 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 126 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 132 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • University of North Dakota (about 156 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 193 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 201 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 204 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Public high school in Willow City:

Public elementary/middle school in Willow City:

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Notable location: Willow City Rural Fire Protection District (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 Willow City and their reported violations in the past:

WILLOW CITY CITY OF (Population served: 163, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In NOV-27-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-10-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In SEP-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.3%
(23.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.3% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.0%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.6%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Willow City compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Willow City (2011 data):

  • Western State Bank: Willow City Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1965/08/26. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $488.8 mil, Deposits: $427.5 mil, headquarters in Devils Lake, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Western State Agency, Inc., Employee Stock Ownership Plan And Trust
  • First National Bank and Trust Co. of Bottineau: Willow City Exchange Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1975/11/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $125.8 mil, Deposits: $109.7 mil, headquarters in Bottineau, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First Bottineau, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Willow City travel time to work - commute Willow City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Willow City city (based on Bottineau County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.86%
Here: 81.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents55.3%17.4%14.0%4.8%8.5%
Congregations33.3%14.8%18.5%11.1%22.2%
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: 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

Willow City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($182.35)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($147.06)
    Police Protection: $23,000 ($135.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($123.53)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($82.35)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($76.47)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($35.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($35.29)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($17.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($5.88)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $70,000 ($411.76)

Willow City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($123.53)
    All Other: $8,000 ($47.06)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($41.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($35.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($76.47)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($100.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $23,000 ($135.29)
    Highways: $13,000 ($76.47)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($82.35)
    NEC: $2,000 ($11.76)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $49,000 ($288.24)

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 Willow City:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZZJ (1450 AM; 1 kW; RUGBY, ND; Owner: RUGBY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Willow City:

  • KBTO (101.9 FM; BOTTINEAU, ND; Owner: PROGRAMMERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $267,000
Total average daily traffic: 680
Total average daily truck traffic: 24
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 745

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WA0HUD, Licensee ID: L00306715
    Grant Date: 10/18/1996, Expiration Date: 07/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2000
    Registrant: Robert E Withey, 302 Hwy 60 N, Willow City, ND 58384-4013
  • Call Sign: W0HUD, Previous Call Sign: WA0HUD, Licensee ID: L00306715
    Grant Date: 10/07/2010, Expiration Date: 12/27/2020, Certifier: Robert E Withey
    Registrant: Robert E Withey, 302 Hwy 60 N, Willow City, ND 58384-4013

Most common first names in Willow City, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Albert673.6 years
Arthur679.5 years
John668.6 years
Mary677.3 years
Herbert475.3 years
August480.0 years
Clara480.0 years
Henry482.0 years
Robert472.7 years
Walter480.7 years
Most common last names in Willow City, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Biberdorf1175.7 years
Getzlaff879.4 years
Johnson774.6 years
Anderson687.0 years
Larson680.1 years
Atkinson579.0 years
Thompson582.8 years
Schultz482.0 years
Hanson478.5 years
Arneson470.7 years

Willow City on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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