County population in 2014: 2,424 (all rural); it was 2,753 in 2000County 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:
Land area: 1351 sq. mi.
Water area: 82.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile (very low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kidder County: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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%)
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%
(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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Kidder County: Crystal Springs Youth Camp (A), Jamestown Landfill (B), Sharlow Town Hall (C), Sydney Town Hall (D), Sinclair Town Hall (E), Newbury Town Hall (F), Winfield Town Hall (G), Woodbury Town Hall (H), Midway Town Hall (I), Peterson Town Hall (J), Round Top Town Hall (K), Pipestem Valley Town Hall (L), Germania Townhall (M), Conklin Townhall (N), Lowery Townhall (O). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Rest Cemetery (1), Reformed Cemetery (2), Streeter Cemetery (3), New Home Cemetery (4), Saint Peters Cemetery (5), Saint Pauline Cemetery (6), Friedens Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: School Lake (A), Mud Lake (B), Moon Lake (C), Thornton Slough (D), Medicine Lake (E), Meander Lake (F), Trautman Slough (G), Lake Louise (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Kidder County include: Stutsman County Recreation Area (1), Masonic Park (2), Stokes Memorial Park (3), Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge (4), Half-Way Lake National Wildlife Refuge (5), Elks Park (6), Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge (7), Chase Lake State Game Management Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map
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)
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%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 1,295
One, attached: 6
3 or 4: 12
5 to 9: 46
Mobile homes: 247
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
0.0% with mortgage
58.1% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Kidder County
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
17.24 / 10,000 pop.
3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
8.62 / 10,000 pop.
8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
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
Kidder County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 3225925.3 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 8/23/1968, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
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:
North DakotaFlooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1981): May 10, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1981, Natural disaster type: Flood
North DakotaFlooding, Incident Period: February 26, 2010 to July 15, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1907): April 30, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1907, Natural disaster type: Flood
North DakotaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2009 to August 10, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1829): March 24, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1829, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
North DakotaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3247): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3247, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
North DakotaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Ground Saturation, Incident Period: June 1, 2005 to July 7, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1597): July 22, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1597, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
North DakotaFloods, Incident Period: March 1, 2001 to August 9, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1376): May 28, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1376, Natural disaster type: Flood
North DakotaSevere Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: April 5, 2000 to August 12, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1334): June 27, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1334, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
North DakotaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Snow and Ice, Flooding, Ground Saturation, Landslides and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 1, 1999 to July 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1279): June 8, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1279, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Snow
North DakotaSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1174): April 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1174, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
North DakotaSevere Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 3, 1997 to January 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1157): January 12, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1157, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kidder County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 611 (570 aged, 41 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 33 (7%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Kidder County, North Dakota in 1999 - 2014:
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (48)
Atherosclerotic heart disease (42)
Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (41)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (23)
Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (20)
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:
51 per 1000 residents
64 per 1000 residents
64 per 1000 residents
48 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +4
+2 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -230
-93 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
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
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 2476
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