Wolford, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 36 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.0%
Males: 24  (66.7%)
Females: 12  (33.3%)
Median resident age:  71.1 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58385

Estimated median household income in 2016: $62,505 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Wolford:

$62,505
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,767 (it was $18,662 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $32,330 (it was $24,400 in 2000)
Wolford:

$32,330
ND:

$184,100
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wolford: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Swiss (45.5%), German (27.3%), Norwegian (9.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1630 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 225 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wolford:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wolford city:

  • Never married: 14.1%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 34.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $267 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $374 (2.3%)

Wolford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (126.8 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (390.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (744.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mylo, ND (3.2 miles) , Knox, ND (3.3 miles) , Rolette, ND (3.6 miles ), York, ND (3.8 miles) , Rugby, ND (4.0 miles ), Bisbee, ND (4.2 miles) , Perth, ND (4.3 miles) , Leeds, ND (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 48.50 N, Longitude: 99.71 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

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

3.2%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -15 (-23.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (50%)
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (50%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (33%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (67%)
  • Material moving occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Wolford, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wolford-area historical tornado activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/7/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.2 miles away from the Wolford city center injured 3 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/30/1958, a category F3 tornado 31.2 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wolford-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 73% 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 587.0 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 260.8 miles away from Wolford center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 296.6 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 418.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 252.9 miles away from Wolford center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 419.6 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 Pierce County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 11, Snows: 4, 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).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Wolford:

  • ROLETTE COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ROLETTE, ND)

Amtrak station near Wolford:

  • 17 miles: RUGBY (201 W. DEWEY ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wolford:

  • Minot State University (about 76 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 128 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of North Dakota (about 128 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • University of Mary (about 132 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 166 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 175 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 178 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Public high school in Wolford:

Public elementary/middle school in Wolford:

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

Pierce 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: 28.6%
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.8%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

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Religion statistics for Wolford city (based on Pierce County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,5623
Mainline Protestant1,3867
Evangelical Protestant4264
Other11
None982-
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: 1
Pierce County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Pierce County:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

12.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

26.7%
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

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($138.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($138.89)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($83.33)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($27.78)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($27.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($27.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($222.22)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($138.89)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($83.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($27.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($55.56)
    General Support: $1,000 ($27.78)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($27.78)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $32,000 ($888.89)

6.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,212 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
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  1.16% ($24,900 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.58% ($26,000)


5.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
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 Cass County, ND  0.82% ($21,714 average AGI)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.70% ($40,583)
to Rolette County, ND  0.59% ($31,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wolford:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KZZJ (1450 AM; 1 kW; RUGBY, ND; Owner: RUGBY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KDLR (1240 AM; 1 kW; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: DOUBLE Z BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wolford:

  • KEYA (88.5 FM; BELCOURT, ND; Owner: KEYA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wolford:

  • K20AM (Channel 20; ROLETTE, ETC., ND; Owner: FULL GOSPEL BUSINESSMEN'S FELLOWSHIP)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • GARY A WIBE, One Mile North Of Highway 17 (Lat: 48.508306 Lon: -99.767639), Type: 67.0, Overall height: 60.9 m, Registrant: 7012463711, Wibeelec@utma.Com, 802 FIRST AVE S
  • Dennis Hansel, One Mile North Of Highway 17 (Lat: 48.508306 Lon: -99.767639), Type: 67.0, Overall height: 60.9 m, Registrant: 2027750070, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE. NW #113
  • John Moore, One Mile North Of Highway 17 (Lat: 48.508306 Lon: -99.767639), Type: 67.0, Overall height: 60.9 m, Registrant: 2027750070, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE. NW #113
  • Dennis Hansel, One Mile North Of Highway 17 (Lat: 48.508306 Lon: -99.767639), Type: 67.1, Overall height: 60.9 m, Registrant: 2027750070, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE. NW #113
  • Dennis Hansel, One Mile North Of Highway 17 (Lat: 48.508306 Lon: -99.767639), Type: 67.1, Structure height: 38069 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Registrant: 7012565156, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 411 7TH AVENUE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 4510 Hwy 17 (Lat: 48.499722 Lon: -99.690694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 7.3 m, Overall height: 13.4 m, Call Sign: WPBI874
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.715 MHzGrant Date: 11/01/2012, Expiration Date: 01/06/2023Registrant: M & S Farms, 7551 28th Ave Ne, Barton, ND 58384, Phone: (701) 776-6420, Fax: (701) 776-6659, Email:
  • 2 Mi North Wolford Nd (Lat: 48.531944 Lon: -99.708750), Call Sign: WQC235
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.835 MHzGrant Date: 05/17/2005, Expiration Date: 05/23/2015, Cancellation Date: 07/25/2015Registrant: Elvin Slaubaugh, 7670 44th Ave Ne, Woldord, ND 58385, Phone: (701) 583-2319, Email:
  • Lat: 48.515556 Lon: -99.714306, Call Sign: WPMN768
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.350 MHz, 467.350 MHzGrant Date: 07/25/2003, Expiration Date: 10/13/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/14/2013, Certifier: Floyd SlaubaughRegistrant: Professional Licensing Consultants Inc, Rockville, MD 20849, Phone: (301) 309-2380, Fax: (301) 309-1996
  • 2mi W On Hwy 17 Then 0.5mi North (Lat: 48.508333 Lon: -99.771250), Call Sign: KNAP970
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.370 MHzGrant Date: 02/22/2001, Expiration Date: 02/22/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/02/2002Registrant: Lakehead Pipe Line, 21 W. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802, Phone: (218) 725-0538, Email:
  • 2 Mi W (Lat: 48.508333 Lon: -99.771250), Call Sign: KNDM944, Licensee ID: L00533476
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.950 MHzGrant Date: 06/18/2002, Expiration Date: 08/18/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2012Registrant: Tim Graber, Rr 2 Box 85, Rolette, ND 58366
  • Lat: 48.531028 Lon: -99.645444, Call Sign: WQMH651
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.200 MHzGrant Date: 08/10/2010, Expiration Date: 08/10/2020, Certifier: Robert FritelRegistrant: Hy-Z Wireless Inc, 1006 6th Avenue Se, Devils Lake, ND 58301, Phone: (701) 662-4040, Fax: (701) 662-4042, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0NGB, Grant Date: 06/22/1994, Expiration Date: 06/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/23/2006, Registrant: Myron D Kauffman, Box 474, Wolford, ND 58385
  • Call Sign: N0GCE, Previous Call Sign: KA8HXO, Licensee ID: L00304852, Grant Date: 12/06/2010, Expiration Date: 03/05/2021, Certifier: Cleo A Yoder, Registrant: Cleo A Yoder, 7620 48th Ave Ne, Wolford, ND 58385

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Electricity (36%)

Wolford compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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