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Cavalier County, North Dakota (ND)


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County population in 2012: 3,948 (all rural); it was 4,831 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 491
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 996
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,643
Renter-occupied apartments: 331 (it was 374 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

35%

Land area: 1488 sq. mi.
Water area: 21.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 3 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cavalier County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.6%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cavalier County, North Dakota:


Median resident age:  50.0 years
North Dakota median age:  37.0 years

Males: 2,043  (60.2%)
Females: 1,950  (39.8%)

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Cavalier County,ND real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Cavalier County:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,045 ($31,868 in 1999)
This county:

$44045
North Dakota:

$47827

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $337 (lower quartile is $274, upper quartile is $436)
This county:

$337
State:

$490


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $62,599 (it was $42,100 in 2000)
Cavalier County:

$62,599
North Dakota:

$116,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,085 - $105,400

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $97,084
Here:

$97,084
State:

$136,625

Townhouses or other attached units: $42,809
Here:

$42,809
State:

$154,745

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $102,344
Here:

$102,344
State:

$143,655

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $206,441
Here:

$206,441
State:

$151,070

Mobile homes: $31,976
Here:

$31,976
State:

$26,643
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $942
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $281

Institutionalized population: 83

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Cavalier County, ND map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,056 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $765 (1.5%)


Cavalier County household income distribution in 2009 Cavalier County home values distribution


Cavalier County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.6%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 4.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 50 years old
(Males: 49 years old, Females: 50 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 14 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

11.5%
Whole state:

11.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.2%
Whole state:

4.9%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cavalier County is $390 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $475 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $655 a month.

Cities in this county include: Langdon, Munich, Osnabrock, Milton, Alsen, Nekoma, Wales, Calvin, Sarles, Calio.

Cavalier County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable location: Walhalla Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Cavalier County include: Saint John Church (A), Nore Numedahl Church (B), Stilwell Church (C), Harvey Center Church (D), South Pembina Church (E), Soper Church (F), North Unity Church (G), Zion Church (H), Rosehill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beaulieu Cemetery (1), Milton Memorial Cemetery (2), Bethel Cemetery (3), Big Pembina Cemetery (4), Redeemer Cemetery (5), Nekoma Cemetery (6), Salem Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Billings Lake (A), Rush Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers: Little South Pembina River (A), Little North Pembina River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cavalier County include: Pembina Hills State Game Management Area (1), Billings Lake National Wildlife Refuge (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Pembina County , Ramsey County , Towner County , Walsh County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 28
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 121 (66% naturalized citizens)

Cavalier County:

2.5%
Whole state:

1.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.6%

Cavalier County marital status for males
Cavalier County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Cavalier County with a mortgage: 383 (10 second mortgage, 25 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 832

Here:

31.5% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.86%
Here82.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,003
Total congregations: 29

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents1,862 (46.5%)1,324 (33.1%)234 (5.8%)190 (4.7%)118 (2.9%)
Congregations8 (27.6%)6 (20.7%)6 (20.7%)1 (3.4%)2 (6.9%)
NameMennonite; Other GroupsEvangelical Free Church of AmericaAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents103 (2.6%)48 (1.2%)42 (1.0%)35 (0.9%)47 (1.2%)
Congregations1 (3.4%)1 (3.4%)1 (3.4%)1 (3.4%)2 (6.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Cavalier County - Langdon, Munich, Osnabrock, Milton, Alsen

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

10.27 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Cavalier County:

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.0%
North Dakota:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
North Dakota:

27.6%



Agriculture in Cavalier County:

Average size of farms: 1349 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $149,141
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $131.55
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.70%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $116,514
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 82.61%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $177,912
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.30%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.59
Corn for grain: 1919 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 343040 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 21752 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Cavalier County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 1.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/24/1966, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed one person and injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Cavalier County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Floods: 5, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (21%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Cavalier County (%):





Cavalier County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,557 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 166 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 181 (9%)
  • Other means: 16 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 158 (8%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


97 people in nursing homes
21 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
83 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,063.

2.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,340 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.85%
North Dakota average:

7.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.71% relocated from other counties in North Dakota ($10,220 average AGI)
1.14% relocated from other states ($15,120 average AGI)
Cavalier County:

1.14%
North Dakota average:

3.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



6.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,227 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
North Dakota average:

7.80%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.14% relocated to other counties in North Dakota ($15,455 average AGI)
1.93% relocated to other states ($9,764 average AGI)
Cavalier County:

1.93%
North Dakota average:

4.16%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cass County, ND  1.38% ($18,440 average AGI)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.72% ($24,846)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Births per 1000 population in Cavalier County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Cavalier County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cavalier County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,103 (1,060 aged, 43 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 22.85
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7152.650
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 571.3
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39510.97

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 646.650
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1431.870
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 23.09

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39.91
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92.38

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 23.09

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,910

Size of family households: 693 2-persons, 186 3-persons, 140 4-persons, 87 5-persons, 22 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 621 1-person, 51 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 2 4-persons.

97.6% of residents of Cavalier County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $70,695,000 ($16155 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $289,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $13,666,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,060,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $36,220,000
Federal grants: $11,382,000
Federal procurement contracts: $444,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,922,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,223,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,241,000
Federal Government insurance: $81,322,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 191
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

64 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 298
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +20
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -405
Here -94 per 1000 residents
State -29 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cavalier County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.58 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.0

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Cavalier County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 124
  • 5 rooms: 333
  • 6 rooms: 343
  • 7 rooms: 253
  • 8 rooms: 222
  • 9+ rooms: 351
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 42
  • 4 rooms: 123
  • 5 rooms: 67
  • 6 rooms: 58
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9+ rooms: 26
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cavalier County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 44
  • 2 bedrooms: 248
  • 3 bedrooms: 764
  • 4 bedrooms: 415
  • 5+ bedrooms: 172
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 65
  • 2 bedrooms: 167
  • 3 bedrooms: 75
  • 4 bedrooms: 59
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Cavalier County, North Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 31
  • 1 vehicle: 334
  • 2 vehicles: 724
  • 3 vehicles: 394
  • 4 vehicles: 129
  • 5+ vehicles: 31
  • no vehicle: 33
  • 1 vehicle: 189
  • 2 vehicles: 109
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

77% of Cavalier County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in North Dakota.

Cavalier County:

77.1%
State average:

57.5%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cavalier County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (33.7%)
  • Electricity (31.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16.4%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Electricity (44.7%)
  • Utility gas (20.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.5%)
  • No fuel used (3.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 61
Here:

10.2%
North Dakota:

7.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

1.4%
North Dakota:

6.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

22.2%
North Dakota:

10.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Cavalier County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Cavalier County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Cavalier County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Cavalier County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cavalier County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Cavalier County, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4478.9 years
Mary3382.0 years
William2778.2 years
Edward2678.2 years
Anna2383.9 years
George2277.6 years
Henry1875.9 years
Peter1782.2 years
Charles1778.9 years
Frank1578.4 years
Most common last names in Cavalier County, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson2979.7 years
Johnson1881.3 years
Gellner1573.1 years
Klein1477.8 years
Dick1478.8 years
Lorenz1477.3 years
Kram1375.8 years
Chaput1373.4 years
Schneider1378.0 years
Peterson1279.9 years

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