Kidder County, North Dakota (ND)

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County population in 2012: 2,426 (all rural); it was 2,753 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 318
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 519
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 948
Renter-occupied apartments: 222 (it was 210 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

35%

Land area: 1351 sq. mi.

Water area: 82.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 2 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kidder County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (65.4%), Educational, health and social services (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 30%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 68%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kidder County, North Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
North Dakota median age:  37.0 years
Males: 1,242  (57.4%)
Females: 1,193  (42.6%)

Kidder County,ND real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Kidder County:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,877 ($25,389 in 1999)

This county:

$51877
North Dakota:

$55759

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $377 (lower quartile is $334, upper quartile is $520)
This county:

$377
State:

$622


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,921 (it was $40,500 in 2000)
Kidder:

$83,921
North Dakota:

$155,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,607 - $179,711
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $984
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $322

Institutionalized population: 0

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

Kidder County, ND map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $52,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $52,500
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $717 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $528 (0.8%)

Kidder County household income distribution in 2009 Kidder County home values distribution Kidder County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.4%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.3%
Kidder County:

10.3%
North Dakota:

11.8%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 47 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 50 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 49 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kidder County is $399 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $496 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $698 a month.

Cities in this county include: Steele, Tappen, Tuttle, Pettibone, Dawson, Robinson.

Kidder 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 locations in Kidder County: Camp Grassick (A), Bunker Townhall (B), Manning Townhall (C), North Merkle Townhall (D), Chestina Townhall (E), Bunker Township Townhall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kidder County include: Glueckstal Church (A), Norwegian Church (B), Malcolm Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Allen Cemetery (1), Petersville Cemetery (2), Pettibone Cemetery (3), Bethel Cemetery (4), Saint Petri Cemetery (5), Fisher Cemetery (6), Crystal Springs Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Hutchinson Lake (A), Swan Lake (B), Sweetwater Lake (C), Mud Lake (D), Sibley Lake (E), Horsehead Lake (F), Long Alakline Lake (G), Pursian Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kidder County include: Frettim Township State Management Area (1), McPhail Butte Historic Monument (2), Lake Williams State Game Management Area (3), Slade National Wildlife Refuge (4), Alkaline Lake State Wildlife Management Area (5), Streeter Memorial State Park (6), Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge (7), Lake George National Wildlife Refuge (8), Camp Whitney State Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Burleigh County , Emmons County , Logan County , Sheridan County , Stutsman County , Wells County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 26
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 24 (67% naturalized citizens)

Kidder County:

0.9%
Whole state:

1.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 17

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.8%

Kidder County marital status for males Kidder County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Kidder County with a mortgage: 144 (7 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 348

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kidder County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,18210
Evangelical Protestant5203
Catholic3252
None408-
Kidder County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Kidder County:

17.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.




Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kidder County:

8.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Kidder County:

27.5%
State:

27.6%

Agriculture in Kidder County:

Average size of farms: 1360 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $76,074
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $81.89
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 55.87%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $66,412
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.14%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.88%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $88,955
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.41
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.14%
Corn for grain: 8917 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 37698 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1705 harvested acres
Vegetables: 50 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Kidder County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 7097035.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 27 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/1/1952, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 26 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kidder County-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 549.7 miles away from Kidder County 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 193.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 201.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 352.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 426.3 miles away from Kidder County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 190.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Kidder County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Russia (54%)
  • Germany (29%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Ireland (8%)

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

  • German (64%)
  • Norwegian (15%)
  • English (3%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Swedish (1%)

Kidder County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 675 (58%)
  • Carpooled: 86 (7%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 128 (11%)
  • Other means: 6 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 258 (22%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

45 people in nursing homes
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,550.

5.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
North Dakota average:

7.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.15% relocated from other counties in North Dakota ($21,111 average AGI)
2.52% relocated from other states ($21,444 average AGI)
Kidder County:

2.52%
North Dakota average:

4.56%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Burleigh County, ND  1.26% ($37,167 average AGI)


7.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
North Dakota average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.17% relocated to other counties in North Dakota ($26,095 average AGI)
1.44% relocated to other states ($4,797 average AGI)
Kidder County:

1.44%
North Dakota average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Burleigh County, ND  2.98% ($35,931 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1

Births per 1000 population in Kidder County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 6.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Kidder County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kidder County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 615 (578 aged, 37 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 644.9
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1773.480

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 40.31

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 40.31

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,435

Size of family households: 441 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 100 4-persons, 61 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 298 1-person, 33 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

536 married couples with children.
81 single-parent households (28 men, 53 women).

92.8% of residents of Kidder County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).
5.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $30,344,000 ($11839 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $34,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $6,729,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,862,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,344,000
Federal grants: $7,718,000
Federal procurement contracts: $286,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,404,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $116,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $856,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,742,000

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

Births: 126
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

64 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 159
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -230
Here -93 per 1000 residents
State -29 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kidder County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.10 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 157
  • 1990 to 1999: 174
  • 1980 to 1989: 172
  • 1970 to 1979: 230
  • 1960 to 1969: 267
  • 1950 to 1959: 199
  • 1940 to 1949: 173
  • 1939 or earlier: 352
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kidder County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 92
  • 5 rooms: 191
  • 6 rooms: 214
  • 7 rooms: 129
  • 8 rooms: 138
  • 9+ rooms: 157
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 36
  • 4 rooms: 51
  • 5 rooms: 29
  • 6 rooms: 34
  • 7 rooms: 13
  • 8 rooms: 22
  • 9+ rooms: 15
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kidder County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 31
  • 2 bedrooms: 188
  • 3 bedrooms: 428
  • 4 bedrooms: 227
  • 5+ bedrooms: 71
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 47
  • 2 bedrooms: 68
  • 3 bedrooms: 49
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Kidder County, North Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 46
  • 1 vehicle: 174
  • 2 vehicles: 331
  • 3 vehicles: 247
  • 4 vehicles: 100
  • 5+ vehicles: 50
  • no vehicle: 38
  • 1 vehicle: 72
  • 2 vehicles: 53
  • 3 vehicles: 26
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

75% of Kidder County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in North Dakota.

Kidder County:

75.4%
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: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kidder County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (34.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17.4%)
  • Electricity (14.7%)
  • Coal or coke (1.5%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (39.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.8%)
  • Electricity (19.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
North Dakota:

7.1%

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

2.7%
North Dakota:

6.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

34.6%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Kidder County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kidder County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Kidder County, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2378.4 years
George1075.9 years
Mary989.1 years
Anna883.5 years
Harold875.3 years
Adam769.1 years
Arthur777.1 years
Clarence680.0 years
Edna685.2 years
Eugene664.0 years
Most common last names in Kidder County, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson1077.1 years
Albrecht876.1 years
Pfaff878.2 years
Stroh770.6 years
Rohrich660.5 years
Martin688.7 years
Gertz680.2 years
Mittleider672.3 years
Devore686.7 years
Johnson673.5 years

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